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Industry Trends

Trends in the on-premise alcohol industry.


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>>

Dr. Peter Cressy Article
Finding Opportunities in the Face of Growing Challenges   May 27, 2014

Dr. Peter Cressy declared that we are now back to above-recession levels in regards to growth in spirits. The number of cases sold in the United States increased 1.9% in 2013, up 3.9 million cases for a total of 206 million cases sold.More>>

Happy Hour
Re-thinking Happy Hour   May 12, 2014

Casual dining restaurants are the first choice of consumers who attend happy hours (45%), followed by sports bars (23%), according to a recent Technomic American Express Marketbriefing survey.More>>

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>>

Wine
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>>



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