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In 2d largest mkt in US, Smirnoff Ice got 1 share and shipped 72,000 bbls thru May, 9000 bbls more than Heineken. Total Tex shipments off 2%, 181,000 bbls YTD. Down 0.5%, 81,000 bbls last 12 mos. Bud Light outsold Budweiser by more than 2 to 1 last 5 mos. Had almost 25 share. Both Bud and Miller Lite down 12% YTD.

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  • Year 2001
  • Volume 3
  • Issue # 34
Boston Beer shipments dropped 32,000 bbls, 9.5% in 2d qtr, but oper income jumped $2.1 mil, 37.5%. Boston increased rev per bbl by $6.90, 4.5% to $160 in 2d qtr. Cut ad, promo and selling expenses by $2 mil, 11% in 2d qtr. Sam Adams lager depletions down 4% in 2d qtr, total de-pletions down 7%. For 6 mos, Boston Beer shipments off 52,000 bbls, 8.3%. Not so hot. But earnings per share up 11 cents, 29%. Recall that Boston Beer repurchased over 4 mil shares. Meanwhile, Boston Beer has just intro

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  • Year 2001
  • Volume 3
  • Issue # 35
Miller “underlying domestic volume” trend improved slightly to -3.5% in 2d qtr from –5.3% in 1st qtr. That's not including Molson either yr (Molson part of Miller last yr, not this yr). So Miller shipped about 6% fewer bbls in 2d qtr, a drop of over 600,000 bbls. Meanwhile, oper income down double digits for 3d qtr in a row. Dropped $22 mil, 12% to $168 mil. In 1st half, Miller oper income down $50 mil 15%. PM pointed to “higher marketing spending” for core brands and lower Lite and Gen Draft volume, “partially offset” by increases on High Life and Foster’s. PM chairman Geoff Bible ac-knowledged Miller biz “soft,” but pointed to “modest signs of improvement in key business fundamentals.”

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  • Year 2001
  • Volume 3
  • Issue # 36
“Young Germans, in common with their peers elsewhere in Europe are switching from beer to wines, spirits and alcopops, leaving brewers struggling to fund foreign expansion…. A gradual downturn in German beer consumption has now forced the country’s brewers to think hard.” That’s what UK paper the Guardian wrote in article about Beck’s. Between better wine and spirits trends, plus explosion of mal-ternatives, beginnings of same pattern here. Key difference: beer consumption up in US.

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  • Year 2001
  • Volume 3
  • Issue # 38
07/23/2001

Light beer segments continue to clean up in supers. Look at YTD volume trends thru Jul 8, from IRI: import light +17.8% (hottest segment other than malternatives), premium light +3.4%; popular light +7.3%. Import regular segment up 8%, but pre-mium and popular regular segments down 3% each. Superpremium, budget light segments both down, but not as much as superpremium and budget regular. In toto, light segment up 2.2% YTD while total beer volume up 0.7, regular segment down 0.3%. Light beers grabbed 45.4 share, up 0.8.

Publishing Info

  • Year 2001
  • Volume 3
  • Issue # 38
Top-2 Mexican brewers continue to build export biz—mostly to US—at healthy pace. While Modelo exports jumped 20.8% in 2d qtr, Femsa exports up 11.6%. Key Mexican brand trends in supers YTD thru Jul 22: Corona +7.6%; Corona Light +18.9%; Tecate +0.5%; Dos Equis +13.1%; Pacifico +20.7%, Modelo Especial +1.4%. Corona Light jumped to #4 import in supers, closing in on Tecate. In Mexico, Modelo beer sales flat in 2d qtr, but Femsa off 4.3%.

Publishing Info

  • Year 2001
  • Volume 3
  • Issue # 42