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Report: Sales of booze in the U.S. jumped 55 percent in one week

Posted at 3:43 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 03:43:58-04

Fighting coronavirus with Corona — or other forms of alcohol? Looks that way.

Nielsen reports sales of booze in the U.S. rose 55% in the week ending March 21.

Among the biggest categories chosen by those trying to boost their spirits were spirits — with tequila, gin and pre-mixed cocktails leading the way.

Sales in those categories jumped 75% compared to the same period last year.

Wine sales are up 66% and beer sales foamed up 42%.

And it appears people are getting alcohol while practicing social distancing; Nielsen says online alcohol sales are up 243%.