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May 2013 Data Released on 06.13.2013Domestic Wine Sales Maintained Steady 6% GrowthDomestic wine sales were up 6% in May compared to a year ago and maintained a steady 6% growth rate for the 52-week period at major U.S. food and drug stores. Sales volume in May grew by just 1%, while average prices rose 5%.
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Month 12 Months May 2013 $386 mil 6% $5,149 mil 6% May 2012 $365 mil $4,866 mil
May Sales Reach $386 Million, Up 6% From Year Ago
Domestic wine sales were up for the four weeks ending May 19, 2013, according to IRI. This beat the May 2012 level and also easily beat 2011 performance.
Gallo’s Barefoot Bolsters No. 1 Position in Top 20 Brands
Winery giants E. & J. Gallo and Constellation Wines dominated the top 20 brands selling off-premise through May, according to market research firm IRI with analysis by Wines & Vines. Each of the companies claims five brands in the top 20. Gallo clearly led the pack in 52-week sales, with $678 million collectively among five labels, and its Barefoot brand was No. 1 with $323 million.