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Industry Trends

Trends in the on-premise alcohol industry.


News
Nielsen: Despite Improving Economy, Alcohol Beverage Consumers Cautiously Indulge   June 16, 2010

There may be cause for celebration as the economy shows some signs of improvement, but U.S. consumers remain somewhat cautious about their alcohol beverage spending.More>>

Dave Henkes Technomic Article
Data Points: Growth Anticipated in 2010   June 1, 2010

Technomic recently revised its foodservice industry growth forecasts up for 2010, from an overall sales decline of 1.6 percent to a slight increase in growth of 0.6 percent. Here's why.More>>

News
Restaurant Industry Outlook Positive as RPI Above 100 in April   May 28, 2010

Same-store sales and traffic levels in the restaurant industry softened in April, but operators remain optimistic about sales growth and the economy.More>>

News
Technomic Issues Forecast Showing Foodservice Industry's Signs of Improvement   May 24, 2010

Citing better-than-expected performance in several foodservice segments, Technomic adjusted its forecast upward from a decline of 1.6 percent to positive growth of 0.6 percent.More>>

News
Restaurant Industry Outlook Improves as Restaurant Performance Index Tops 100   April 30, 2010

Fueled by improving sales and traffic levels and growing optimism among restaurant operators, the NRA’s comprehensive index of restaurant activity rose sharply in March.More>>

Article
Confidence & Sales are Up – Will Diners Drink Up?   April 19, 2010

In the wake of stronger consumer confidence and increased sales, savvy operators are examining how to court a customer now accustomed to getting “deals” when dining out.More>>

Restaurant Performance Index News
Positive Outlook Pushes Restaurant Performance Index To Highest Level in More Than Two Years   March 31, 2010

The Expectations Index rose to a 29-month high, but same-store sales and traffic levels remained soft, according to the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index.More>>

News
Brewers Association Announces 2009 Craft Brewer Sales Numbers   March 9, 2010

Craft brewer sales grow 7 percent in a year of decreased beer sales for other brewers.More>>

Article
Picking a POS   March 8, 2010

Finding the right POS system is a critical step in managing your business allowing you to track sales and ensures quick training of servers so they can spend more time with customers.More>>

Article
Too Cool For School   March 8, 2010

Ice affects every aspect of mixed drinks and does so with little cost and no marketing or packaging. Ice plays a crucial role in making the best drink possible.More>>



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