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Industry Trends

Trends in the on-premise alcohol industry.


News
NRN: Restaurants Can Find Opportunities with Ethnic Cuisine   August 28, 2012

NRN: Consumers have become more interested in trying ethnic foods, according to Technomic. More>>

Center for Alcohol Policy News
National Survey Finds Broad Support for Today’s System of Alcohol Regulations   August 23, 2012

Americans want to keep in place state and local alcohol regulations to keep them safe, according to a new bipartisan national poll conducted for the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP). More>>

Crowded Bar Article
Drink Sales at the Top 50 Chains    October 17, 2011

Alcohol can generate in excess of 30% of sales at full-service chain restaurants when management focuses on drinks, according to Technomic's list of Beverage Alcohol Sales in the Top 50 chains. More>>

Crowded Bar Article
What Do Recent Economic Numbers Mean For Your Drinks Sales?   August 22, 2011

Lackluster numbers from the National Restaurant Association and Bureau of Labor Statistics are leaving consumers less than confident, begging the question, what does this mean for your drinks business?More>>

Crowded Bar Article
New Labor Statistics Show Slow Growth in Restaurant Industry   July 11, 2011

Bruce Grindy, the National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist takes a closer look at recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding the hospitality industry. Here’s what he found: More>>

News
ABI Debunks New Drunk Driving Study    July 6, 2011

American Beverage Institute issued a press release criticizing the University of California, San Diego drunk driving study, pointing out that the researchers only looked at fatal accidents. More>>

News
Activist “Researchers” Use Biased Study to Call for Lower BAC Levels    June 27, 2011

The American Beverage Institute criticized a new study, which claims that drinking even trace amounts of alcohol increases a person’s risk of being severely injured in a car crash. More>>

Bar Scene Article
Legal and Economic Woes Threaten Restaurant Industry   June 27, 2011

The National Restaurant Association, the Council of State Restaurant Associations and the National Federation of Independent Business filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over its new tip-credit-notice regulation.More>>

National Restaurant Association Article
NRA Reports Restaurant Operator Outlook is Positive as Economy Struggles   June 13, 2011

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index and KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts report foodservice operators maintain a positive outlook for the economic future. More>>

National Restaurant Association Article
The Restaurant Industry Strengthens in March   May 13, 2011

The restaurant industry is growing, albeit slowly, according to the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI), a monthly index that tracks the health and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry. More>>



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