CHICAGO — Beer was the only category that significantly grew its share of inside sales in convenience stores in the bottom quartile of NACS' State of the Industry Data, up 3.4 points.
Beer, however, while showing a 1.8% increase in sales overall, is facing challenges as younger millennials consume less alcohol overall and are also opting for wine or liquors such as bourbon over beer.
Beer sales by Subcategory
Beer sales rose 1.8% in 2018, generating $14,640 per store per month, according to NACS.
Source: NACS preliminary data. Final data to appear in the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2018 Data.