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Bud Light Sales Plummeted 28% Before July 4 Following Dylan Mulvaney Debacle

The Independence Day holiday is meant to be the biggest sales day in the year for Bud Light…

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Sales of Bud Light are now down another 28% coming up to the July 4 holiday, typically their busiest sales time of the year, following the Dylan Mulvaney advertising debacle.

According to data from NielsenIQ and Bump Williams Consulting, sales of Bud Light slumped down by 27.9% in the week ending June 24, a very slight recovery from their previous week’s sales drop of 28.5%, which was a record for the company.

“The Fourth of July is the biggest beer holiday in terms of retail sales and an opportunity to move a lot of volume,” said Dave Williams, vice president of Bump Williams Consulting. “And there has been no notable signs where the course has changed for Bud Light.”

The backlash against Bud Light started in April, when they recruited transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney to star in an advertising campaign for the company, with many conservative beer drinkers becoming seriously disillusioned with the marketing decision.

Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, has seen its other beers drop down in sales too just before July 4, but to a lesser extent. Michelob Ultra was down by 4.4%, while Budweiser sales were down 12.1%, with no major differences between the previous weeks.

“Unless something dynamic happens to bring the lapsed Bud Light customers back into the fold, I don’t think we can expect anything to reverse the course” of Bud Light’s sinking sales, Williams told the New York Post.

He added that retailers and other beer distributors are paying close attention to the weekly sales reports of Bud Light in order to calculate the optimal shelf space for their beer selection, adding that they could be pushed out in favour of other drinks.

Bud Light attempted to bring conservatives back into the fold last month by releasing a new advert primarily featuring middle class men and women who happen to be primarily white and older, but consumers seemed unimpressed, remaining hostile to the brand.

Mulvaney themselves eventually responded to the backlash last week in a video posted to Instagram, saying that Bud Light never reached out to them.

“For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse in my opinion than not hiring a trans person at all because it gives customers permission to be as hateful and transphobic as they want,” they said. “We’re customers too, I know a lot of trans and queer people who love beer.”

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    July 5, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Want a bland , lifeless, no taste bier? Bud. Want to be marginalized for being WHITE , CONSERVATIVE , a THINKER , INDEPENDENT HUMAN? Then drink the trannies wanna be a boy/girlie thingy who can’t decide want they are, beer. BUTT LITE
    Drink the swill choice of those who doubt science , who doubt reality , who doubt their own chromosomes.

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    July 5, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    Maybe Anheuser-Busch should have gone with a rainbow coloured “Buddess Lite”!… but, then, as most beers are “tasteless”, why would a “bud”– or “buddess”!– want a can anyway?

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    Rebecca Holstine

    July 5, 2023 at 11:37 pm

    Mulvaney said he know lots of trans and queers that like beer. Then if that is so, they need to get out there and start buying Bud/Budlite, and make up for all the people that stopped buying the stuff. I guess Bud thought there was enough to use one for advertising. So there shouldn’t be any problem should there Anheuser-Busch?

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    July 7, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Well, I wonder how he/she feels about being the one to destroy an icon.

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    July 7, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Its real simple folks. Go WOKE and Go Broke in America. The majority does not support what THEY are trying to do to our children. And don’t fool yourself… its absolutely about indoctrinating children at a young age. THAT IS the AGENDA. How many articles made the news of THEM putting on shows for young children? More than I could count. Its not a hatred of what is different. Its a desire to protect our children and they could care less.

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