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Winery Job Index up 53% As Vintners Hear Good News

March 2012
 
by Jim Gordon
 
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Wines priced from $20-$39 per bottle took the biggest share in both dollars and volume among five price tiers of wines sold via DtC shipments. The most expensive tier grabbed nearly as much dollar share, however. Data for 12 months through January. Source: Wines & Vines/ ShipCompliant Model
Lots of good news reached the wine industry in January, as speakers at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium reported low bulk wine inventories and high demand, confirmed that the U.S. is still the No. 1 wine market in the world and hailed increased exports. It may not be a coincidence that winery hiring activity as measured by Winejobs.com started the year much higher than the past three. Retail sales in major food and drug stores and direct-to-consumer shipments both kept up their recent growth streaks, too, growing 6% and 3%, respectively.
 

 
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Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
September 2014 $575 million
5%
$7,743 million
6%
September 2013 $550 million $7,311 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
September 2014 $163 million
16%
$1,708 million
11%
September 2013 $141 million $1,538 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
September 2014 166
14%
226
18%
September 2013 145 192
     
 
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