Industry Research

Research on the on-premise alcohol industry.


Bill Pecoriello of GuestSciences VIBE Presentation Article
What POS data is Saying about Trends in On-Premise   July 21, 2014

Keeping abreast of on-premise trends in the chain hospitality landscape is an important aspect of success. Bill Pecoriello of GuestSciences explored these on-premise trends as it relates to both food and beverage. More>>

Berkshire Mountain Distillers realses the Greylock Gin & Tonic ready-to-serve cocktail News
Berkshire Mountain Distillers Releases The Greylock Gin & Tonic Bottled Cocktail   July 17, 2014

Berkshire Mountain Distillers is set to release the Greylock Gin & Tonic, a ready-to-drink cocktail which will be the newest addition to their line of award-winning craft spirits. More>>

Homemade soda trend in beverage programs News
Handcrafted Sodas Add Sparkle to Restaurant Beverage Programs   July 14, 2014

Sodas mixed by hand are creating excitement in soft drinks, a class of beverages that has been slumping for years as sugary refreshers fall out of fashion and consumers embrace lighter options such as water, sports drinks and juices.More>>

Sparkling Wine on the Upward according to Technomic News
Table Wine Competition Heats Up While Sparkling Wine Surges   July 13, 2014

The pace of expansion in the wine industry may be slowing, but competition is heating up in the largest category — domestic table wine — as new product introductions ramp up and cost figures more heavily into consumers’ decision process.More>>

GuestMetrics Industry Research and Trends
Economic Pressure Continues to Impact Restaurant/Bar Traffic   July 11, 2014

Full service restaurant and bar traffic was down 1.2% during the 4 weeks ending June 15th (this has improved slightly vs. the YTD traffic decline of 1.4%). More>>

The Wine Genome Project By Constellation Brands Article
Project Genome Identifies Wine Drinker Segments   July 7, 2014

The latest wave of information from Constellation Brands' Project Genome has insight useful for beverage executives looking to understand their customers better.More>>

Shanken News Daily News
Light Beer Heads Toward 10-Year Low As Other Categories Steal Share   July 3, 2014

Impact Databank reports that since its peak in 2008, the domestic light beer segment has lost 8.3 million barrels in the U.S. market, a decline of 8%, as consumers increasingly turn to more flavorful alternatives such as imports, specialty craft beers, RTDs and ciders.More>>

Shanken News Daily News
South African Wines Gaining Traction In U.S.   June 30, 2014

South African wine may still be a relatively small category in the U.S. market—with bottled shipments up 11% to 954,000 cases last year—but its expansion has accelerated lately, and key players are bullish on growth opportunities, especially at the premium end.More>>

Dr. Peter Cressy Article
Finding Opportunities in the Face of Growing Challenges   May 27, 2014

Dr. Peter Cressy declared that we are now back to above-recession levels in regards to growth in spirits. The number of cases sold in the United States increased 1.9% in 2013, up 3.9 million cases for a total of 206 million cases sold.More>>

Happy Hour
Re-thinking Happy Hour   May 12, 2014

Casual dining restaurants are the first choice of consumers who attend happy hours (45%), followed by sports bars (23%), according to a recent Technomic American Express Marketbriefing survey.More>>



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