More Boston Earnings: Back Half Predictions, and Room to Grow By Q1
FILED JULY 31, 2015 Yesterday's Boston earnings call was relatively short, with many callers trying to tease out the reasons and the way forward after the company adjusted full-year depletions growth estimate guidance downward, to between 6% to 9% for 2015. Second quarter depletions were up 6%. Read More
Boston Q2 Depletions Up 6%; Co.Adjusts Full Year Depletions Growth Downward to B
FILED JULY 30, 2015 Boston earnings just hit for Q2: depletions are up 6% for the quarter, and 7% for the 26-week period. That caused them to adjust their depletions growth outlook for the year downward: Full year 2015 depletions growth is now estimated to be between 6% and 9%, a decrease from the previously communicated estimate of 8% to 12% growth. Read More
Texas Beer Growth Driven by the High End
FILED JULY 29, 2015 We've been charting big Texas craft brands [see CBD 07-20-2015] for latest on Shiner] and remarking on how much room craft has to grow in fast-growing markets like Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. Read More
Ben E. Keith Distributing Whole Foods Brews Across Texas Stores
FILED JULY 28, 2015 Few supermarket chains have capitalized on the craft beer craze like Whole Foods has. The Austin-based chain was quick to jump on the trend of in-store bars and growler fill-ups. Then they became the self-proclaimed "first craft brewery in a grocery store" with their in-store Houston brewpub, Whole Foods Market Brewing Company. And that brewpub has just announced a partnership with Ben E. Keith to have its brews distributed at its stores across Texas. Read More
Craft Volume up 16% in First Half
FILED JULY 27, 2015 Brewers Association has today reported craft trends for the first half of the year: volume is up 16% through the end of June, to approximately 12.2 million barrels of beer, up from 10.6 million barrels during the first half of 2014. Read More
General Distributors Launches Craft & Specialty Team
FILED JULY 24, 2015 Oregon City, Oregon's General Distributors, Inc. yesterday announced a craft & specialty team to cover the 11 counties that GDI services, effective August 3. Bob Repp has accepted the position of VP craft & specialty, reporting to general manager, Tiny Irwin. Douglas Remington will join as craft & specialty sales manager, reporting to Bob Repp. Read More
New Craft Beer Insights Poll Points to How Craft Drinkers Choose
FILED JULY 23, 2015 Today's Brewers Association Power Hour presented a Nielsen consumer survey developed with the BA. This national "CIP" or Craft Beer Insights Poll was administered online in late May, covering about 1,000 regular ("at least several times a year") craft drinkers, 21 and over. Read More
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