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May 2017 Data  -  Released on June 15, 2017
 
Sales Growth Continues as Wineries Tackle Vineyard Work
U.S. wine sales growth remained steady in May, with total sales up 3% and off-premise sales through multiple-outlet and convenience stores up 2%. Direct-to-consumer shipments increased 16% versus a year ago. Winery hiring increased 15%, with demand for vineyard positions in particular up 150%. Demand for winemaking and direct-to-consumer (DtC) staff rose 16% and 17%, respectively.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
May 2017 $3,104 mil
3%
$39,863 mil
3%
May 2016 $3,001 mil $38,644 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
May 2017 $642 mil
2%
$8,718 mil
4%
May 2016 $630 mil $8,390 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
May 2017 $213 mil
16%
$2,492 mil
18%
May 2016 $183 mil $2,111 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
May 2017 421
15%
293
7%
May 2016 365 275
     
 
Data sources: bw166.com, IRI, ShipCompliant, winejobs.com
 
 
 
 
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