Industry Research

Research on the on-premise alcohol industry.


Millennials Article
Chains Lose Traction And Millennials Are To Blame   February 17, 2014

Full service restaurants have shown no growth since the start of the recession. Though the recession is officially over, Americans continue to limit their restaurant spending. Warren Solochek of the NPD Group shares some key insights with us.More>>

Spirits Article
Spirits Sales Go Even Higher In 2013   February 17, 2014

Bourbon and Tennessee whiskies, and tequila lead the way, according to the annual Distilled Spirits Council report.More>>

Wine
Wine Sales Expected To Grow For Now   January 20, 2014

But when Boomers slow down, look out. Silicon Valley Bank surveyed hundreds of West Coast wineries for their annual report, which says sales growth will boom in the next five years.More>>

Sales Growth
Restaurant Sales Expected To Grow But Consumers Still Wary   January 20, 2014

In his latest commentary, the National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy projected restaurant sales growth to post its fifth consecutive year of real sales growth in 2014, driven by an improving economy and elevated levels of pent-up demand.More>>

McCormick & Schmicks Cocktails Article
Did Spirits Have A Challenging Year?   January 20, 2014

Research firm GuestMetrics reports something you may already know: volume is slowing down. Plus, is tipping on the way out?More>>

Reports Article
Nielsen Reports on Year End Beer and Wine Sales   January 6, 2014

Given the mixed economic data of the past few months, it’s still too early to know, but recent reports might help identify year-end beer and wine sales.More>>

Industry Report Article
Traffic Flat But Spending Is Up   December 20, 2013

You may have already noticed no growth in your customer counts, but according to an industry report, your guests are starting to loosen their purse strings.More>>

Bar Trends News
Restaurant And Bar Traffic Falls To Weakest Level Since February   December 10, 2013

After seeing an encouraging improvement in traffic to full service restaurants and bars during the four weeks ending 11/03, traffic has fallen back to its weakest level since February during the most recent four weeks.More>>

Kristin Muhlner, newBrand Analytics Article
Analyzing Beverage Trends Through Social Media    December 9, 2013

Guests are increasingly turning to social media to share their experiences and find the next great cocktails. Therefore, exploring social data to help analyze beverage trends and identify loyalty drivers can help to attract more guests to your establishment. More>>

Trends in 2014
4 Things To Look For In 2014   December 9, 2013

Making predictions is a game anyone can play, and this is the perfect time of the year to do so as the light of 2013 begins to fade. Here, then, are some trends that will emerge in 2014 in bars and restaurants.More>>



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