UK Q2 beer sales grow in both pubs and off-licences
According to the latest UK Quarterly Beer Barometer from the British Beer & Pub Association. UK beer sales increased at the highest rate since the quarterly survey began in 1997. There was growth in both the on- and off-trade, with April to June bringing pubs their first quarterly beer sales increase in over two years. Pub beer sales increased 2.6%. A combination of a later Easter and the World Cup is believed to have helped boost trade, along with a duty cut in the Budget. Beer sales in off-licences and supermarkets increased by 16.9% on the same quarter in 2013. It also represents the first twelve month period where offtrade sales of beer were higher than on-trade sales.