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Supermarket dollar sales of spirits/liquor jumped 13.7% to $4.1 billion for the 52 weeks through May 17.

2020 Category Guide: Beverage sales spike amid bar, restaurant closures

Energy and sports drinks also attract health-minded consumers during pandemic

Consumers are finding plenty of reasons to pour themselves a strong drink during the pandemic, and that translated into double-digit gains sales for supermarkets in alcoholic beverages.

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