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Beer Marketer's INSIGHTS, our flagship newsletter, is published 23X a year. For the last 38 years, it has frequently been the first and often only publication to report the most important beer industry facts, trends, and insights. Each issue features four info-packed pages. Inside, you'll find the latest news and numbers about the US beer business, with a special focus on exclusive articles and analysis. Readers of Beer Marketer's INSIGHTS get the info necessary to stay abreast of the latest industry events, and the understanding of those events. Here's just a small sampling of what you'll find inside:

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What’s shakin’ in #1 beer channel in 2017?  It too is soft, changing picture as trading up surges, economy segment firms simultaneously.  C-stores still about 28 share of industry volume, 1/3 of off-premise volume, Beer Inst economist Michael Uhrich estimates.  Channel volume -0.7% yr-to-date thru Sep 9 in Nielsen scans.  That follows 0.2% gain in 2016, 0.5% gains previous 2 yrs.  Dollar sales up just 0.9% this yr, following 2.5-3.5% gains in previous 3 yrs. So, less volume and less pricing, not a formula for improved results. Even so, trading up stayed strong in c-stores.  Above premium picked up 2.7 share of $$ (to 37.8, still well behind above premium’s near-58 share of grocery $$), 2 share of volume.  Premium biz shed 2.2 share of c-store $$ this yr.  Economy lost just 0.5 share of $$ in channel and held volume share.  AB and MC each off 2-3% ($$ and volume) in c-stores, Constellation +13-15%.  Heineken and Boston each doin’ better in c-stores than grocery and overall.  Indeed, each built dollar sales in c-stores, tho their $$ down across scans.  Diageo and Mike’s outperforming as FMBs rival premiums in c-stores.

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  • Year 2017
  • Volume 48
  • Issue # 18
A “both/and” consensus emerged from this yr’s NBWA-sponsored Center for Alcohol Policy conference.  By and large, govt officials and industry reps agreed 3 tier system “works” to effectively regulate alc bev biz and provide choice.  That’s even while system faces constant, numerous challenges.  Kans Atty Gen Derek Schmidt said flat out “the 3 tier system works.  That’s why no one has heard of it.”  While alcohol policy debates raged across US both pre- and post-Prohibition, that’s no longer the case, he said.  “Absence of controversy now,” outside of industry circles of course, “suggests it works and is supported” by public.  Indeed, NBWA-funded polling shows vast support for current system across geographic/gender/political lines.  Then too, Anoop Bhasin, genl counsel of WVA’s alc bev control admin, also embraced historical “success of 3-tier system,” despite challenges. Panel Anoop spoke on took up perhaps most serious current challenge to 3-tier: “the changing retail landscape and alcohol regulation.”  Talk turned to cross-tier ownerships and blurring of lines between tiers.  Summing up that topic, Drizly’s genl counsel Nidhi Kumar called it “a hot mess.”  And that’s while Drizly’s considered a chief “disrupter,” even tho it does not sell/deliver alc bevs, but facilitates sales.  In fact, Nidhi…

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  • Year 2017
  • Volume 48
  • Issue # 17
Beer biz ain’t so hot in summer ’17.  Despite very easy comp in Jul (down mid-singles in Jul 2016), domestic brewers’ taxpaid shipments down 690K bbls, 4.6%, estimates Beer Inst economist Michael Uhrich.  That wiped out entire May-Jun gain, following rough Feb-Apr.  So yr-to-date taxpaids off 2 mil bbls, 2%, Michael estimates.  And imports just flat thru Jun, cider still soft.  All in, known US shipments off about 2 mil bbls, 1.6% yr-to-date.  Actual trend probably a skosh better including tuff-to-track taproom volume (TTB is way behind reporting volume this yr).  Gotta figure import total/Mexican volume will get a bounce sooner or later, with known Constellation gain.  But overall, growth remains elusive as hell.  Even mid-range of Michael’s projection for 2017 volume, -0.5% to flat, lookin’ like a challenge.  For 12 mos, US biz off 1.7 mil bbls, 0.8%.  Lookin’ ahead, Aug taxpaid comp is tuff (+3.6% last yr), but Sep-Oct was especially soft, -4.5%.   Meanwhile, retail scans stayed soft thru mid-Aug after modest pop for Jul 4.  Volume off 1.4% in scans for 4 wks thru mid-Aug.  On-premise retail volume continues down about 2%, according to Nielsen CGA report.  Meanwhile, spirits slowed a bit this yr, but volume still…

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  • Year 2017
  • Volume 48
  • Issue # 16
A funny thing happened on the way to duopoly.  It didn’t happen.  With each of AB and MC continuing to put up weak volume numbers in 1st half ‒ each off 2-3% for 6 mos ‒ their combined mkt share slipped to 2/3 of total shipments for 12 mos, we estimate.  That’s down from 78.2 share in 2008 when InBev bought AB, Miller and Coors merged.  For 12 mos thru Jun, AB shipped estimated 91.3 mil bbls and had about 42.3 share.  Down from 107 mil bbls in calendar 2008 (its peak) and 48.8 share.  Meanwhile, MC shipped about 52.9 mil bbls for 12 mos thru Jun 2017 and had approx 24.5 share.  Down from 64.5 mil bbls (also its peak), 29.4 share in 2008.  Neither AB nor MC gained share since AB held in 2009, MC ticked up 0.1.  Once again, Constellation’s gain jumps off the page, in stark contrast to competitors.  Indeed, Constellation only top-6 brewer up for Q2, last 6 mos and 12 mos.  And Constellation, along with Boston, is only top-6 brewer to grow mkt share since 2008.

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  • Year 2017
  • Volume 48
  • Issue # 15
Strong growth of Mexican brands kicked imports into high gear last couple of years and truly taking over the segment. Read on for an excerpt on the growing import biz and the top 10 import brands, published in our flagship publication, beer marketer’s INSIGHTS. Mexican Beers Grab 2/3 of Imports, 10.5 Share of Total US Biz, 6 of Top 10 Import Brands   Dramatic.  No other way to describe expansion of Mexican import biz in US. And 2016 growth especially striking.  Shipments from Mexico jumped 2.7 mil bbls, 14% in 2016, Beer Inst reports from Commerce Dept data.  Beer born in Mexico reached 22 mil bbls, 2/3 of imports, over 10 share of total US biz.  Over last decade, Mexican imports picked up 8 mil bbls, 57%, while total import gain was 4 mil bbls, 14%.  Total US biz down 750K bbls same period.  Back in ’06, Mexican shipments less than half of imports, just 6.6 share of US biz.  All in, imports gained 2.1 mil bbls, 7% in 2016 to 33.5 mil bbls.  Picked up nearly 1 full share of total US biz to 15.9, still about 5 share ahead of craft.  That’s up from imports’ 14 share in…

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  • Year 2017
  • Volume 48
  • Issue # 4
For top players and top brands, 2016 looked a lot more like 2015 than AB, MC and HUSA wanted and just like Constellation planned.  AB made progress in reducing share erosion of its overall position, but not much, according to Nielsen all outlet scans.  Bud Light/Bud share trends virtually the same.  Good news for AB: Mich Ultra bettered its 2015 share gains last yr and offset Bud Light losses.  MC lost same volume share, a little less $$ share in 2016 than 2015.  Coors Light and Miller Lite outperformed Bud Light, but their overall share trends varied little from 2015.  Meanwhile, Constellation stepped up its share gains, thanks in great part to Modelo Especial. HUSA hangin’ in share-wise.  Most dramatic change in table: craft volume share gain slowed to 0.1 in 2016 from 0.7 in 2015.

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  • Year 2017
  • Volume 48
  • Issue # 3
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