Distilled Spirits Are Growing Steadily
Beer has been losing its market share in recent years, giving way to distilled spirits and wine.
US Spirits Imports in 1Q15: Double-Digit Growth in Key Categories
Distilled spirits imports increased by 17.8% to $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015, based on data provided by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
Key Categories of the Spirits Market
Whiskey is the largest category of the US spirits market with a 33% share of gross revenues. Vodka, cordials, and rum hold 25%, 11%, and 10%, respectively.
Alcoholic Beverages: A Key Category of the Beverage Industry
According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and distilled spirits, account for 20% of the US beverage market.
Demand for Expensive Liquor Is Growing
The performance of liquor business in 2014 reflects the premiumization trend, or a preference for better, premium, or expensive liquor brands.
Diageo to Acquire Ryan Reynolds’s Aviation Gin for $610 Million
A brief overview of Six Flags’ management
Six Flags’ management plays a vital role in shaping the company and leading it in the desired direction. This article reviews three management positions.
What’s the Dividend Yield of the Consumer Non-Cyclical Sector?
The consumer non-cyclical segment recorded a dividend yield of 3%.
The Year-to-Date Sector Composition of the Europe 30 ProFund
The Europe 30 ProFund Investor Class is benchmarked to the ProFunds Europe 30 Index and seeks to achieve investment results that correspond to the index.
What Should We Think About the Passive Offering of VEURX?
VEURX is a passively managed index fund. So its fund manager can’t take active bets and has to follow the allocation of the underlying benchmark.
What You Should Know about the Calamos International Growth Fund
Calamos International Growth Fund management expects to invest at least 40% of its assets in foreign issuer securities.
The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund: A Forgettable Year?
The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund (VEURX) is by far the largest fund in this review by asset size.
Goldman Sachs Upgrades Compania Cervecerias Unidas to a “Buy”
Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) has a market capitalization of $3.6 billion. It rose by 1.8% to close at $19.44 per share as of January 15, 2016.
Bank of England Stays Put with Current Bank Rate
The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (or MPC) voted by a majority of 8:1 to maintain a bank rate at 0.5% yesterday.
An Analysis of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Debt Levels and Leverage
ABI could leverage ~$50 billion through debt financing. As of June 30, its total debt was ~$51.5 billion, with a total-debt-to-total-assets ratio of ~35.9%.
Italy’s Inflation Rate Rose to 0.3% in July, yet EWI Fell 0.88%
The ECB’s (European Central Bank) monetary stimulus package seems to be working well for most Eurozone economies, especially Italy.
US Demand for Imported Whiskey Brands Continues to Grow
Despite the growing popularity of US whiskeys like bourbon and Tennessee whiskey in the United States as well as abroad, the demand for imported whiskey continues to grow.
An Overview of the US Wine Market
Table wine is the major US wine category. Other categories include dessert wine, champagne, and sparkling wines.
The Spirits Industry Benefits from International Demand
Whiskey accounts for about 70% of the total US spirits exports. In 2013, American-produced Bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys crossed the $1 billion mark.
Craft Beer and Its Rising Popularity
Americans are moving toward craft beer due to better taste, innovation, and brewing techniques. Its market share increased to 11% in 2014 from 7.8% in 2013.
Beer Brands That Make a Difference in the US Market
Bud Light is the leader among major beer brands, with 18% share of the beer market based on the 2013 total beer industry shipments of 211.7 million barrels.
Competitive Forces: Who Rules the US Beer Industry?
Based on the US beer industry shipments of 211.7 million barrels, Anheuser-Busch InBev led the beer industry in 2013 with a 45.6% market share.
The Three-Tier Distribution of the US Alcoholic Beverage Industry
The three-tier distribution system ensures collection of taxes and prevents control of production, distribution, and selling by a single entity.
How Important Is the Alcoholic Beverage Industry to the Economy?
In an economic study, the American Beverage Licensees estimated the economic impact of the alcoholic beverage industry in 2014 to be more than $245 billion.