Alcohol sales in independent c-stores bounced back by 5% in February following a January depression

March 20, 2019
Back to News

Some Spirits were in good spirit in February

Alcohol sales in independent c-stores bounced back by 5% in February following a January depression, with RTD/High Strength Premixes being the winning sub-category (+10.8% vs January) and Sprits seeing the slowest growth (+1.9% vs January.) Within the Spirits category, Gin growth exceeded the best performing RTD/High Strength by growing at +11.9% vs January. Rum (+7.6%) was the 2nd best performing spirit and Cognac (+6.3%) was the 3rd.

In the Spirits category, GLEN’S VODKA 37.5% 350ML NRB PMP 729 featured in baskets most frequently but SMIRNOFF RED LABEL VODKA 37.5% 700ML NRB PMP 1449 recorded the highest value sales.

GORDON’S LONDON DRY GIN 37.5% 700ML NRB PMP 1449 was the best-selling gin SKU, CAPTAIN MORGAN ORIGINAL SPICED GOLD RUM 35% 700ML NRB PMP 1449 – the best-selling rum, and COURVOISIER VS COGNAC 40% 700ML NRB – the best-selling cognac.

Get free, direct insights
Receive weekly content as well as our monthly insights newsletter for free, direct to your email inbox.

No Thanks


Local Stores and Sunday Trading 

The government is proposing to make changes to the Sunday trading law but we are concerned that this will mean yet another challenge for our small, independent stores.

Read More
Growing vegetables in lockdown
How does your garden grow? 

As the shelves emptied of fresh produce at the start of the Covid19 lockdown, creative shoppers decided to grow their own at home. Thwarted by the lockdown closure of garden centres, shoppers turned to convenience stores to find the gardening supplies they needed.

Read More
Convenience Shopping Covid19
Covid-19 differences in shopping locale 

We all know that Covid-19 has driven huge changes in our shopping habits for groceries but where have the changes been more or less significant? Our data spans the whole of the independent C-store sector around the UK, in city centres, residential and rural areas.  We’ve looked at each of these different store locations to see whether this has an impact on our shopping habits.

Read More
×