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Research on the on-premise alcohol industry.


2014 U.S. Distilled Spirits Market Report News
2014 U.S. Distilled Spirits Market Report   February 3, 2015

The distilled spirits industry faced another challenging year and succeeded in continuing its track record of steady sales growth, the Distilled Spirits Council reported at its annual industry briefing for media and Wall Street analysts. More>>

Restaurant Food and Beverage Trends Article
2015 Dining Trends Predicted   February 2, 2015

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, released its Top Dining Trends for 2015. The trends were observed by Benchmark's executive chefs and culinary experts at the company's 40 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants.More>>

Casual Chain Restaurant Dining Article
Restaurant Outlook Cautiously Optimistic   February 2, 2015

The monthly report from the National Restaurant Association says 2014 ended on a positive note and that most operators see better traffic and spending ahead.More>>

Chain Restaurant Trends Article
Translating Trends into Opportunities   February 2, 2015

At the annual Vibe Conference, attendees usually flock to hear the facts and figures of consumption from last year, and this year at the Technomic presentation, they'll also hear about occasion dynamics.More>>

Consumer price sensitivity even with falling gas prices
Gas Prices Down -- Drinks Up?    January 19, 2015

Even with the falling gas prices consumer price sensitivity remains high for dining-out occasions, and drinks are not immune.More>>

Restaurant and Beverage Sales Pick Up Steam Article
Picking Up Steam    January 19, 2015

Chain restaurant growth picked up steam at year's end, bolstered by sinking gas prices and a better labor market. Meanwhile, beverage sales turned around as well.More>>

Casual Restaurant Survey Trends Article
Economic Indicators Buoy Bar and Restaurant Operators   January 5, 2015

The National Restaurant Association's most recent survey indicates end of year sales and traffic stayed strong, and that the general outlook for 2015 is more positive than quite some time. More>>

Millennials in a Restaurant Article
Who do Millennials Trust?   December 22, 2014

As the media landscape fragments and rearranges, how to reach consumers takes up more and more of an operator's time. Think Twitter works for you? Find the answer in the report.More>>

National Restaurant Association What's Hot in 2015 Article
What Will 2015 Bring?   December 8, 2014

A recent chef survey, conducted by the National Restaurant Association, foresees more locally-sourced products, food pairings and culinary cocktails as hot trends in 2015. More>>

Beer cocktails, sparkling wine cocktails and sangria rank as the fastest-growing cocktails.
The Fastest–Growing Cocktails Lack Spirit   November 24, 2014

Many of the fastest-growing cocktails lack spirit. Literally. Beer cocktails and sparkling wine cocktails – Bellini and Mimosa specifically – and sangria rank as the fastest-growing cocktails on leading chain restaurant menus.More>>



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