British beer sales have plummeted to a 20-year low after pubs and bars across the country were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wholesaler Speciality Drinks has teamed up with Edrington Beam Suntory to supply another batch of wellbeing packs to British bar staff.

Pernod Ricard has revealed a 15% organic decline in sales for the three months to March 31.

Heineken has reported a 14% drop in volume sales during March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Engagement with alcoholic drinks brands on social media has increased by more than 300% during the coronavirus lockdown, according to social analytics agency ListenFirst.

Alcoholic beverage sales in the US increased 55% year-on-year during the week to March 21 as shoppers stocked up ahead of a long coronavirus lockdown.

Sales of beer, wine and spirits grew by a remarkable 67% in the UK off-trade during the week to March 21.

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