Industry Research

Research on the on-premise alcohol industry.


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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>>

Women Having Drinks
Hispanic Consumers Are the Future   April 20, 2014

Or at least a major part of the future of on-premise beverage sales. Growing in numbers, disposable income and dining and drinking out occasions, this cohort of customers may be able to raise your ring.More>>

Beer and Spirits
Are Beer and Spirit Sales Still Soft?   April 14, 2014

Beverage sales on premise didn't improve too much last year, according to a recent report, while a more recent study points out that bourbon's strength may be carrying the industry as a whole.More>>

Hispanic Consumers Article
Targeting Hispanic Consumers    March 17, 2014

The Hispanic population will fuel the vast majority of the population growth through 2020. Therefore, it’s becoming increasingly important for restaurants to connect with this valuable consumer to drive profits.More>>

Cocktail Menu
Prioritizing Price   March 17, 2014

The majority of consumers (87%) rank food and beverage as the first or second most important attribute creating value in a full-service restaurant experience. More>>

Causal Dining Article
Restaurant Traffic Down: Do Consumers Plan to Hold Back?   March 17, 2014

Two recent studies report restaurant traffic was hard hit by winter weather, and consumers not planning to spend as much going forward, either.More>>

GuestMetrics News
GuestMetrics and Restaurant Sciences merge forming GuestSciences   February 24, 2014

GuestMetrics, LLC and Restaurant Sciences, LLC are pleased to announce they are merging to form one company called GuestSciences. GuestSciences will have its headquarters based in Stamford, CT, with Bill Pecoriello as its Chief Executive Officer.More>>

New Product Graphic
Innovation On Parade   February 17, 2014

Nearly 220 new wines and more than 320 new spirits products came onto the market in 2013, according to the New Product Tracker on Technomic’s DRINK online database. While fewer wine introductions occurred 2013 as compared to 2012, the rate of spirits product roll-outs is on par with the prior...More>>



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