Phil & Mel In The Afternoon

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Some businesses weather hard times better than others. The sale of alcoholic beverages seems to remain robust no matter what’s happening with the economy. In fact, it appears to be doing better during this current crisis.

While many Americans are locked down under mandatory “stay at home” orders in their states, thus not going to work, they’re drinking more booze. According to Nielsen data, sales of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. rose 55-percent since the week ending March 21st. The data also shows that online alcohol sales have skyrocketed by a whopping 243-percent.

What are people drinking most? Fox News reports that sales of spirits such as tequila, gin, and pre-mixed cocktails are up 75-percent over the same period last year. The popularity of the Quarantini may have something to do with that. Wine sales climbed 66-percent and beer sales rose 42-percent.

All of this simply strengthens the argument for sheltering in place. Stay home, America. You’re drunk.

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