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06.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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U.S. BEER IMPORTS TAKE a TUMBLE

Imported beers appear to have lost some of their luster. With Americans cutting their discretionary spending imported beers, and their higher price tags, have been taking a hit. US beer imports fell 19% in the first two months of the year, one of the steepest declines in years. The beer industry’s overall sales in the US were down about 4% in the first two months of this year compared with the same period in 2OO8. [...] Read More »

A BOOST from BEER

Cheers to beers! A new economic impact study shows that America’s beer industry made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers, and retailers, directly and indirectly contributes more than $198 billion annually to the US economy. The study, commissioned by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), also shows that the industry provides nearly 1.9 million jobs – generating nearly $62 billion in wages and benefits. The industry also paid [...] Read More »

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