Consumer Trends

Consumer alcohol beverage industry trends and reports for the hospitality and on-premise industry. Nightclub and Bar magazine covers the key issues and trends impacting alcohol sales, highlighting new/developing markets and products that drive growth.


Patron behavior Article
Fight Club   May 2, 2011

Violence in and around nightlife venues appears to be on the rise. No average clubgoer expects to be injured during his or her night on the town, and no venue owner expects it will happen on his or her property. Who is to blame for these reprehensible actions? More>>

Craft Beer Article
The Craft-Beer Renaissance   May 2, 2011

The craft-beer phenomenon is reaching new economic heights, while its popularity is expanding from the United States to international markets. More>>

Green drinks Article
Easy Being Green   May 2, 2011

Farm-to-glass quickly is becoming as ever-present in bars as farm-to-table is in restaurants. While natural and organic may sound complicated, some operators have detailed a few ways to make green drinks a routine.More>>

Crowded Nightclub Article
Vodka’s VIP Treatment   April 28, 2011

Vodka always has been nightclubs' stock standard choice for bottle-service spirits. Although sales fell ever-so-slightly when the recession hit, the clear liquor is back with a vengeance, dominating club tabletops once again.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Bar Customers Speak, You Should Listen   April 13, 2011

Bar customers are starting to spend again and are looking for value, according to a study by Next-Level Marketing. More>>

News
MillerCoors and River Network Announce Grants to Watershed Conservation Organizations    March 30, 2011

MillerCoors and River Network, a national non-profit focused on water quality, announced the recipients of more than $50,000 in grants to be used toward watershed protection and quality.More>>

Champagne Article
Growth Projections for 2011 from NRA – Three Cheers!    February 7, 2011

Full-service restaurants are expected to grow 3.1% to reach sales of $194.6 billion in 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2011 Restaurant Industry Forecast released last week.More>>

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The Flavors of Tomorrow   January 25, 2011

Cherimoya, grains of paradise, pandan leaf and yacon are just a few of the international flavors that may soon be in your mixing glass.More>>

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What's in Your Drink in 2011?   January 5, 2011

Our first annual list of ins, outs and trends that matter to mixologists.More>>

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Trends 2011: Social Media   December 8, 2010

Here are the top social media trends, according to Dave Sribnik, manager of trends and technology for MarkeTeam Inc., a Mission Viejo, Calif., F&B sales promotion agency.More>>



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