On-Premise Trends Moderate Through Early September
According to GuestMetrics LLC, which collects check-level data from Point-of-Sales systems from more than 10,000 restaurants and bars, on-premise trends moderated through early September, while sprits growth improved.
Beer unit share was down 1 percent in the last four weeks, wine share was flat, and spirits share was up 1 percent.
Total alcohol units sold were down 2.2 percent. Beer unit growth fell 4.3 percent, while craft beer’s share gains increased 0.8 percent. Premium light selections fell 1.4 points. Imports gained 0.2 percent, driven by strength in Mexican imports, and cider raised 0.1 percent.
Spirits unit growth gained 0.3 percent.…