Booze Sales Soar During Pandemic

Thanks to the pandemic, you’re not alone if you’re drinking more. Day-drinking, happy hours via zoom calls and smoking marijuana are up thanks to the mental woes of the pandemic.

The infographic below shows that booze sales are soaring with whisky sales up 30% and pot sales up 67% in 2020 compared to 2019.

Beyond booze sales, check out what else went up during the pandemic at the end of this post.

bottles of booze
Remember to recycle your bottles of booze at glass centers like Ripple Glass.

What’s Up Doc, Other Than Booze Sales?

Beyond the bottles of booze being sold and consumed, other sales are up thanks to the pandemic. Skim this list to learn some positive spikes due to the pandemic.

Fighting over the last roll of toilet paper on the shelf is demeaning so life hackers bought bidets. Brondell is “selling a bidet on Amazon every two minutes, or about 1,000 units per day, according to a report by Business Insider.

Etsy (ETSY) said as many as 110,000 sellers have sold a total of 29 million face masks worth $346 million.

Tacony Corp., in St. Louis, Missouri is a wholesale supplier of Baby Lock sewing machines, saw sewing machine sales jump five to eight times last April.

Drive-Inn Movies
While a $15 billion U.S. industry was practically wiped out last year because of shuttered indoor theatres, outdoor theatres boomed on the weekends.

Showboat Drive-In Theater in Hockley, Texas, saw a 40% increase in sales revenue two weeks ago, and a 95% increase this past week, showing the same movies: Disney and Pixar’s “Onward,” and the Universal Pictures horror film “The Invisible Man,” according to owner Andrew Thomas in an interview with CNN.

Pet Adoptions
According to Samantha Morton, Humane Society Director, “Shelter euthanasia is down 43% because of decreased intake. The community adoption rate for pets is up from 64% last year. ME-Wow.

What are you eating or drinking more of lately? We’d love to hear. Drop us a comments

Brenda Geiger
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