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December 2016 Data Released on 01.13.20172016 Ends With 5% Annual Sales Growth Off PremiseGrowth in off-premise sales held steady at 3% in December 2016 versus December 2015, says Chicago, Ill.-based market research firm IRI. Sales for the month totalled $845 million. Sales through multiple outlet and convenience stores tracked by IRI for the 12 months ending December 25, 2016, topped $8.7 billion, a 5% increase from 2015.
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Month 12 Months December 2016 $845 mil 3% $8,660 mil 5% December 2015 $820 mil $8,250 mil
Off-premise sales delivered a strong finish to 2016, rising 3% in December versus the same month a year earlier.
Off-premise volume through IRI channels exceeded 10 million cases in December 2016, 2% above volume in December 2015.
Off-premise sales in IRI channels approached $8.7 billion in 2016, up 3% from 2015.
Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon remain the top buys. Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling wines and Pinot Noir staged the biggest gains, while Merlot alone saw sales weaken.
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Sourced from IRI, these figures cover sales in multiple-outlet and convenience store channels. These include grocery, drug, mass marketers, membership clubs, dollar and convenience stores. Liquor store sales are not included.
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