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Industry Trends

Trends in the on-premise alcohol industry.


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>>

10 Chain Restaurant Trends for 2015 Article
10 Chain Restaurant Trends for 2015   October 27, 2014

Knowing what's next can make or break a bar or restaurant; research firm Technomic predicts ten big trends in dining and drinking in 2015 that can help. More>>

Beverage Professionals Chain Beverage News and Information News
Chain Beverage Buzz: September 15, 2014   September 15, 2014

Stay up to date with all the latest news for the chain beverage professional. This issue includes articles on BJ's Restaurants, adult beverage trends, consumer mindset and more.More>>

Craft Beer Cost Considerations
Craft Beer Cost Considerations   September 2, 2014

Flavor, style and origins are all important to craft beer consumers, but another element also influences the restaurant patron perusing the craft selection: cost.More>>

Restaurant Industry Research and Reports on Traffic
Restaurant Traffic Steady   September 1, 2014

Two recent reports on restaurant traffic and sales indicate business is steadying while performance trends depends on category of operation.More>>



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