- With people at home more often — and stressed out and looking for ways to have fun — sales of adult beverages have risen in the past year. According to data from Chicago-based IRI, year-to-date alcohol sales have grown 21% in the grocery channel.
- Canned items are performing particularly well. Canned wine sales have increased by as much as 232%, according to an article in the December 2020 issue of Forbes magazine. Canned spirit sales, climbed 140% during the pandemic, Chicago-based market research firm Nielsen reports.
- Booze-free is doing more than okay. An end-of-year report from San Francisco-based Instacart shows that sales of alcohol-free spirits have jumped 195% year over year.