Amid the coronavirus pandemic, alcohol sales surge in the United States. “We’re seeing astronomical growth for all alcoholic beverages”.

  • According to data compiled by analytics firm Bump Williams Consulting, beer sales climbed more than 20% between March 8 and April 19.
  • Wine sales increased nearly 30%.
  • Spirits sales rose nearly 40%
  • Hard seltzer sales climbed about 330%.
  • Low-cost beers are selling particularly well.
  • New at-home behaviors across the United States account for some of the increase but experts note than during stressful periods, alcohol consumption typically goes up.