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Industry Trends

Trends in the on-premise alcohol industry.


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>>

Coexistence Among Wine, Craft Beer and Cocktails Article
Can Wine, Craft Beer and Cocktails Coexist?   November 10, 2014

Just-released Wine Market Council report based on discussions with many beverage pros says wine still has the edge on-premise at high-end restaurants, despite the surge of craft beers and cocktails.More>>

Distilled Spirits Consumption Still On the Rise
Distilled Spirits Consumption Still On the Rise   October 28, 2014

As the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits consumption is stronger than ever.More>>

The Value of Variety on Drink Menus Article
The Value of Variety on Drink Menus    October 27, 2014

Today’s consumers seek variety on drink menus and surveys indicate that drink selection can drive traffic and enhance the overall experience of dining out, both of which are important to improving sales and profits.More>>

upswing in on-premise casual dining trends
Upswing in On-premise Casual Dining Metrics   October 27, 2014

<p>Heading for the fourth quarter, restaurant traffic is struggling to keep up, while spirit trends are getting better, reports GuestMetrics.</p> More>>



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