The Telegraph – Beer sales slump by largest amount in 14 years. Britain is turning away from beer with 212 million fewer pints being sold in the last three months than the same period last year, new figures show.
The Publican’s Morning Advertiser – On-trade beer volumes fall 4.5%.
Press Association – Beer sales slump by almost 10%.
The above were headlines in the beer press yesterday following the release of new figures from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). They show UK on-trade beer volumes fell 6% in the year to June 2011, with sales down 4.5% in Q2. The Royal wedding and decent weather in Q2 is credited with reducing the slowdown, although this was offset by the comparisons with the World Cup in Q2 2010. (more…)