Industry Research

Research on the on-premise alcohol industry.


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New Maryland Alcohol Tax Causes Headaches for Restaurants   July 6, 2011

The widely publicized 3% increase in the sales tax on alcoholic beverages took effect July 1, but restaurants and bar owners are already finding new problems with the law that went unnoticed by legislators. More>>

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ABI Debunks New Drunk Driving Study    July 6, 2011

American Beverage Institute issued a press release criticizing the University of California, San Diego drunk driving study, pointing out that the researchers only looked at fatal accidents. More>>

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Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna to Deliver Keynote Address at Fourth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium   July 1, 2011

Washington Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General President Rob McKenna will keynote the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Fourth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium held September 11-13, 2011 in Chicago.More>>

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Moet Hennessy USA Announces New Representation for Control States   July 1, 2011

Moet Hennessy USA announced today that it has signed a new agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., making Southern the exclusive national broker of its portfolio in the 18 Control States. More>>

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Activist “Researchers” Use Biased Study to Call for Lower BAC Levels    June 27, 2011

The American Beverage Institute criticized a new study, which claims that drinking even trace amounts of alcohol increases a person’s risk of being severely injured in a car crash. More>>

Bar Scene Article
Legal and Economic Woes Threaten Restaurant Industry   June 27, 2011

The National Restaurant Association, the Council of State Restaurant Associations and the National Federation of Independent Business filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over its new tip-credit-notice regulation.More>>

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New Kold-Draft Q&A Helps Navigate Tax Code   June 16, 2011

The revised Section 179 in the Small Business Jobs Act contains two exciting tax incentives on the purchase of new equipment such as the ISB Ice Bagging System equipment manufactured by Kold-Draft. More>>

National Restaurant Association Article
NRA Reports Restaurant Operator Outlook is Positive as Economy Struggles   June 13, 2011

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index and KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts report foodservice operators maintain a positive outlook for the economic future. More>>

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Heaven Hill Distilleries Acquires Worldwide Rights to Admiral Nelson Rums fro Luxco   June 3, 2011

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. announced it has acquired the worldwide rights to the Admiral Nelson family of rums from Luxco, Inc. More>>

National Restaurant Association Article
The Restaurant Industry Strengthens in March   May 13, 2011

The restaurant industry is growing, albeit slowly, according to the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI), a monthly index that tracks the health and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry. More>>



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