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Industry Trends

Trends in the on-premise alcohol industry.


Restaurant and Beverage Economic Trends
Good Economic News Boosts Restaurants Beer and Wine   August 18, 2014

Recent economic analyses from the National Restaurant Association and Nielsen indicates restaurants and their beverage sales are headed in the right direction.More>>

Moonshine consumption Grows According to Technomic Article
Shine On: Moonshine Consumption Accelerates   August 4, 2014

Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey, rye and other straight American whiskies are growing, but moonshine is on a tear lately. A quintessential American spirit born of Prohibition, moonshine is accelerating at an unprecedented rate.More>>

Vodka, the Disraeli of Spirits according to the Distilled Spirits Industry Counci News
Vodka, the Disraeli of Spirits   July 29, 2014

In 2013, according to the Distilled Spirits Industry Council, U.S. vodka sales generated $5.6 billion in revenue — 32 percent of all spirits sales volume.More>>

Bacardi News
All-Encompassing Approach to Recycling at Bacardi in Florida   July 29, 2014

The sole bottling plant for BACARDÍ rum branded products enjoyed in the United States recycles almost everything generated or used in the manufacturing process: glass, plastic, aluminum, paper, and even wastewater.More>>

Bill Pecoriello of GuestSciences VIBE Presentation Article
What POS data is Saying about Trends in On-Premise   July 21, 2014

Keeping abreast of on-premise trends in the chain hospitality landscape is an important aspect of success. Bill Pecoriello of GuestSciences explored these on-premise trends as it relates to both food and beverage. More>>

Berkshire Mountain Distillers realses the Greylock Gin & Tonic ready-to-serve cocktail News
Berkshire Mountain Distillers Releases The Greylock Gin & Tonic Bottled Cocktail   July 17, 2014

Berkshire Mountain Distillers is set to release the Greylock Gin & Tonic, a ready-to-drink cocktail which will be the newest addition to their line of award-winning craft spirits. More>>

Homemade soda trend in beverage programs News
Handcrafted Sodas Add Sparkle to Restaurant Beverage Programs   July 14, 2014

Sodas mixed by hand are creating excitement in soft drinks, a class of beverages that has been slumping for years as sugary refreshers fall out of fashion and consumers embrace lighter options such as water, sports drinks and juices.More>>

Sparkling Wine on the Upward according to Technomic News
Table Wine Competition Heats Up While Sparkling Wine Surges   July 13, 2014

The pace of expansion in the wine industry may be slowing, but competition is heating up in the largest category — domestic table wine — as new product introductions ramp up and cost figures more heavily into consumers’ decision process.More>>

GuestMetrics Industry Research and Trends
Economic Pressure Continues to Impact Restaurant/Bar Traffic   July 11, 2014

Full service restaurant and bar traffic was down 1.2% during the 4 weeks ending June 15th (this has improved slightly vs. the YTD traffic decline of 1.4%). More>>

The Wine Genome Project By Constellation Brands Article
Project Genome Identifies Wine Drinker Segments   July 7, 2014

The latest wave of information from Constellation Brands' Project Genome has insight useful for beverage executives looking to understand their customers better.More>>



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