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Trends in the on-premise alcohol industry.


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>>

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>>

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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>>

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>>

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>>

Cocktail Trends Article
Sales May Be Flat, But Adult Beverage Dollars Are Up   December 9, 2013

A major report on on-premise activity in alcohol reveals that 2013 when done will likely show fuller registers even though total volume is slow growing.More>>



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