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January 2013 Data Released on 02.14.2013Off-Premise Sales Keep Growing in JanuaryMonthly sales grew 7% in January compared to a year ago at major food and drug stores. This was the fastest monthly growth for domestic table wines since September 2012, and it helped keep the 52-week sales performance at 6% growth in value.
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Month 12 Months January 2013 $376 million 7% $5,060 million 6% January 2012 $351 million $4,776 million
2013 wine sales in stores began well ahead of the previous January’s sales, but only 1% up in volume. The average price grew 35 cents per 750ml.
January marked the fifth year of growth in case volume for wines priced at $11 and higher. The 671,005 cases sold were 6% over last January. Wines at $20-plus grew even faster.
Wines produced in the United States gained 1% on imports in the 52 weeks since January 2012 in terms of value. Italy and Australia are now tied as the leading import countries at 6% each after a year in which Australian imports dropped 7% in value.