In a peek at how the global pandemic is impacting the worldwide beer market, Anheuser-Busch InBev disclosed their second quarter earnings yesterday. Global revenue declined by 17.7% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year with a decline of 12.0% year-to-date. Beer volume was down 17.0%. The worlds largest brewer showed signs of recovery, with April volumes down by 32.4%, May down by 21.4% and June down by 0.7%. Click here for a transcript of the investor call.
Molson Coors also showed signs of the stress from COVID-19 crisis, reporting second quarter worldwide sales down 12% compared to a 2% decline in the prior quarter. Details here.