Miller Sales Flat

Price competitive environment pegged as hurting sales growth SABMiller announced last week that its financial performance in the six-month period to September 30th was in line with management’s expectations, and organic growth of some 5% in volume was recorded. Miller’s US domestic depletions (sales to retailers) were down by 0.3% versus last year in, what… Read More…

Brick Brewing has ‘Exceptional Summer’

Sales volume increases 31 percent Brick Brewing Co. announced strong growth in both sales and profits for the three month period ending July 31st. The Canadian brewery says its second-quarter profit rose 62% to a record $1.35 million in “an exceptional summer” for selling beer that will encourage production growth. Revenue increased 27% to $8.2… Read More…

Boston Beer Has Soft Quarter

Depletions up 4.0% but sales to distributors down 2% The Boston Beer Company, Inc. achieved a 4% increase in sales to retailers (depletions) in the second quarter of 2005 over the second quarter of 2004. That was the good news. Sales to distributors were down 2.2% from 359,000 bbls in second quarter 2004 to 351,000… Read More…

Miller Posts 1% Gain in Second Quarter

In lethargic category, Miller continues to grow The major brand beer category continues to show very bad performance, with sales in the fisrt quarter of this year down by 2.6%. But Miller, after implementing a major overhaul of its marketing campaign, distribution relations and brand management after being aquired a few years ago by South… Read More…

Redhook Reports Sales Increase of 3.2% in Second Quarter

Sales slip in Western US, strong in East Redhook Ale Brewery Incorporated announced today that the company’s shipments increased 3.2% in the 2005 second quarter to 64,000 barrels compared to 2004 second quarter shipments of 62,000 barrels. The company reported sales of $9,741,000 in the second quarter of 2005, a decrease of 14.9% as compared… Read More…

A-B Takes Another Tumble

Company reports second quarter sales down by 3.7% Anheuser-Busch Cos. reported a 3.7% drop in second quarter domestic beer sales as the company continues to struggle with slumping U.S. beer sales and increased cost pressures in the major brand segment. The second quarter decline leaves A-B down 3.2% in sales for the year through June…. Read More…

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Redhook Shipments Down 2% in First Quarter

Redhook Ale Brewery, Incorporated announced a net loss of $732,000, or $0.09 loss per share, for the 2005 first quarter, compared to a net loss of $921,000, or $0.15 loss per share for the 2004 first quarter. Shipments were down 2.0% in the same period. The Company benefited in the 2005 first quarter from its… Read More…

Pyramid Losses Continue

First quarter sales up, profits down Pyramid Breweries announced that it has incurred an increase in its losses for the first quarter despite a 25% rise in sales. The company reported a 25.6% overall growth in sales, which includes the acquisition of Portland Brewing Company assets in July of last year and strong sales growth… Read More…