Off-trade

Off-trade alcohol up 10.7% w/e 17th November

Strong consumer sales over the last seven weeks has witnessed average weekly spend growth of 4.1% according to Nielsen’s scan of multiples (including Dunnes), Symbols/Forecourts/Discounters and Specialist Off-Licences.

 

 

Nielsen’s Scan also revealed that Champagne in particular enjoyed an average weekly growth of 7.5% during the seven-week period but in the week ending 17th November sales were up 22.5% on the same week last year.

Nielsen’s Scan also revealed that Champagne in particular enjoyed an average weekly growth of 7.5% during the seven-week period but in the week ending 17th November sales were up 22.5% on the same week last year.

If this continues for the remainder of the year it will result in 2019’s retail sales being up 2.3% (an extra €311 million) in total compared to total 2018 sales, reports Nielsen which points out that categories with a “strong Christmas presence in-store” are growing rapidly.

For example the Crisps & Snacks category was up 10.7% while the Alcohol category was up 10.1% for the week ending 17th Nov vs the same month in 2018. This represents an average weekly sales performance over the seven weeks to 17th November of 3.8%.

Long Alcohol Drinks enjoyed average weekly spend growth of 4.1% over this seven-week period ending in an 11.9% spend growth in the week ending 17th November compared with the same week in 2018, according to Nielsen.

Over the seven-week period spirits’ average weekly sales performance was up 2.3% resulting in a 19.5% rise being recorded on the week ending the 17th November compared with the same week in 2018.

Table wine enjoyed average weekly growth of 3.6% over the seven weeks while table wine sales were up just 1.4% in the week ending 17th November compared to the same week a year ago.

However sparkling wine enjoyed average weekly growth of 10% over the seven weeks but in the week ending 17th November sales were down 4.2% on the same week in 2018.

Nielsen’s Scan also revealed that Champagne in particular enjoyed an average weekly growth of 7.5% during the seven-week period but in the week ending 17th November sales were up 22.5% on the same week last year.

“With 4 weeks to go, there’s still time to capitalise on these high growth rates by ensuring that in-store visibility and distribution rates are optimised,” stated Nielsen.

 

 

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