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.


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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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Trends 2011   December 8, 2010

What's coming for nightclubs and bars in 2011? We're predicting high-tech tables, retro design, house music and much more. More>>

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Developing A Mobile Marketing Strategy   November 15, 2010

The benefits of having a strong mobile marketing strategy are numerous for your concept, but most casual dining and chain restaurants aren’t taking full advantage of this new technology.More>>

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Skyy Spirits Responds to Trend, Launches “Women & Whiskies” Community   November 10, 2010

Skyy Spirits is launching “Skyy Spirits Women & Whiskies,” an interactive community managed by women for women who love the alluring spirit. More>>

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Pastry Chef Richard Leach on Tiki Today   November 2, 2010

New York City's The Hurricane Club is the latest of a number of bars featuring the lost art of Tiki but has something special: Pastry chef Richard Leach is in charge of the drinks.More>>

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Upswing in On-premise Spending Habits   October 18, 2010

Consumer confidence levels, which drive on-premise spending habits, are fueled or suppressed by employment levels, so the unemployment scenario laid out by the Department of Labor did little to raise our industry’s spirits.More>>

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Foreign Currency — A Look at Import Beers   October 11, 2010

When it comes to beer, imports remain a healthy addition to any operator’s bottom line. Why? Because imported beer is something customers view as an affordable, interesting treat.More>>

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Pent-up Demand Bodes Well for Q4 Drink Sales   September 20, 2010

The July Restaurant Performance Index may be flat, but Hudson Riehle, SVP of NRA's Research and Knowledge Group, is cautiously optimistic that sales at the bar in Q4 should outperform 2009 sales.More>>

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Do Drinkers Care About Calories?    September 8, 2010

FDA Menu Labeling includes Alcohol Beverages -- Will Bar Patrons Care About Calories? More>>



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