• Last Call: Brewers Association Shares 2018 Packaging Trends; High Country Beverage to Acquire Share of Kansas Wholesaler

    2 monthes ago - By Brewbound

    BA: Can Growth Comes at Expense of Bottles in 2018
    The increase in the use of can packaging by craft brewers is now coming at the expense of bottles, Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson wrote in a recent analysis shared with the trade group's members.
    That trend marks a shift from previous years, Watson wrote. Citing scan data from market research firm IRI, he found that between 2014 and 2016, the “absolute volume” of bottles was growing despite declining as a percentage. However, the use of bottles began to decline in 2017 and “accelerated” in 2018, which Watson attributed to...
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