Several states look to change "totally ridiculous" restrictions.
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Set sights on 20% share of beer market in next five years
List illustrates consumers’ growing preference for imports, bolder flavors
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New lager blended with beer aged on tequila barrel staves
Major Growth in C-Store Sales for Beer Subsegments
The double-digit growth of craft and import beer case sales in convenience stores is admirable, but it's alcohol cider that made a real splash in 2014, growing 125%, according to IRI data, while the beer category as a whole was flat.
52 weeks ending Jan. 4, 2015
|Category/Segment||Dollar sales percent change from a year ago||Case sales percent change from a year ago|
|Domestic malt liquor||2.8%||0.3%|
|Domestic premium beer||-0.1%||-0.7%|
|Domestic sub-premium beer||-3.0%||-3.8%|
|Domestic super premium beer||11.3%||8.8%|
|Progressive adult beverages||3.2%||2.7%|
Source: IRI Infoscan
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