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Wine Sales Up, Winery Hiring Down and Packaging Sales Trends

July 16, 2019

Steady growth in U.S. wine sales continued through June but shifts in the industry were evident in the kinds of packaging consumers are choosing and an ongoing moderation in hiring activity. According to market research firm bw166, total sales of wine in the U.S. increased nearly 3 percent to exceed $71 billion in the latest 12 months and surpasses $3.9 billion in June. Contributing to that growth was a 2 percent increase in sales of domestic wines, which totaled $48 billion in the period as domestic table wine sales increased 3 percent to $44 billion