In the 12-week period to the 30th of January BWS sales were down 8.8% on the figure for the 12 weeks to the end of January the previous year and BWS sales were down 11.0% in the four-week period to the end of January compared to the same period a year ago.
From this it can be seen that declines in BWS sales are accelerating, states NielsenIQ, with Minimum Unit Pricing driving prices up and the reopening of Hospitality also impacting off-trade volumes.
NielsenIQ’s Scantrack survey found beer sales declining 12.7% in value and 28.7% in volume in the four weeks to the end of January in multiples, convenience stores and specialist retailers, with wine sales down 12.0% in value and 16.3% in volume. Spirits values were down by 7.6% during this four-week period as spirits volumes fell 5.9%.
According to NielsenIQ, “Dry January remains popular this year with NoLo beer volumes up +9%”.
With the average number of NoLo items per store up 5% compared to a year ago, NoLo sales were up 12.4% in value in the latest four-week period to the end of January versus a year ago, with NoLo volumes up 8.7%.