MillerCoors: Mixed Bag over Tough Independence Day
You heard HUSA's Don Blaustein say that the Fourth of July performance in the beer business was a mixed bag. That's what I've been hearing from distributors all around the country as well. In some parts (like parts of the Midwest in particular), beer sales fared well. But in most other parts, beer sales were extremely sluggish. According to the two weeks ending July 11, Nielsen scans show the industry down 1.5% in supermarkets, and that's on top of a soft Memorial Day ..