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What Do Recent Economic Numbers Mean For Your Drinks Sales?   August 22, 2011

Lackluster numbers from the National Restaurant Association and Bureau of Labor Statistics are leaving consumers less than confident, begging the question, what does this mean for your drinks business?More>>

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Operators Remain Confident though Economic Growth is Sluggish   August 8, 2011

The National Restaurant Association released the June 2011 Restaurant Performance Index, showing that many operators are cautiously optimistic about the economy. More>>

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New Labor Statistics Show Slow Growth in Restaurant Industry   July 11, 2011

Bruce Grindy, the National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist takes a closer look at recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding the hospitality industry. Here’s what he found: More>>

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American Beverage Licensees Elects New Officers at Annual Convention   July 7, 2011

The Board of Directors of the American Beverage Licensees (ABL) elected Chuck Ferrar as ABL President at the 9th Annual ABL Convention. More>>

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National Restaurant Association Files Menu Labeling Comments    July 6, 2011

The National Restaurant Association files comments regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft menu labeling regulations. More>>

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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>>



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