Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Subsequent Event

Subsequent Event
12 Months Ended
Feb. 29, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  

We have an existing Crisis Management Committee that has been closely monitoring the impact of the novel strain of a virus, COVID-19, on our Company and our workforce since January 2020. In March 2020, the WHO recognized COVID-19 as a pandemic. COVID-19 has severely restricted the level of economic activity around the world. In most of our locations, the beverage alcohol industry has been classified as an essential business and as such we are still able to produce and sell our products. COVID-19 has affected us primarily in the reduction of depletion volume on our products in the on-premise business due to shelter in place mandates and bar and restaurant closures. The on-premise business has historically been about 10% to 15% of our depletion volume for beer, wine, and spirits.

Currently, our major breweries, wineries, and bottling facilities are still operating but, in some instances, at lower production levels than planned. We have closed all hospitality, tasting rooms, retail, restaurants, and other non-essential public facilities. However, our supply chains and distribution channels have not been materially impacted and we have adequate supply of products to meet forecasted demand. The March 2020 closure of the U.S. and Mexico border to non-essential travel does not impact the movement of commercial products including the products we manufacture in Mexico and import to the U.S.

We have implemented various measures to reduce the spread of the virus including working from home, restricting visitors to our production locations, splitting our production workforces, reducing the on-site production workforce levels, screening workers before they enter facilities, implementing social distancing, and encouraging employees to adhere to prevention measures recommended by the CDC and the WHO. Since our non-production workforce is able to work remotely using various technology tools, we are able to maintain our operations and internal controls over financial reporting and disclosures.