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Jan 12, 2016, 07:00 ET

The Beverage Information Group Builds Upon Over 50 Years of Handbooks with the 2016 Beverage Alcohol Handbook Collection

The beverage alcohol industry saw another transformational year filled with new trends, rules and regulations, and hot growth categories...

Nov 03, 2015, 07:00 ET

Beverage Alcohol Legislative Changes Move the Industry Forward; Stay Current with the Beverage Information Group's 2015 Fact Book

 Keeping up with the vast amount of beverage alcohol rules, regulations, and laws is absolutely essential.  But the guidelines governing...

Oct 14, 2015, 07:00 ET

Craft, Flavored Malt & Imported Beers Experience Strong Growth While Traditional Beers Struggle In A Changing Marketplace

Innovation was a driving force for the beer industry in 2014.  Despite improving economic conditions, beer business declined slightly, by .1%...

Sep 09, 2015, 07:00 ET

U.S. Wine Consumption Increases Lead Over France During A Year of Economic Improvement

 The U.S. leveraged an improving economy to maintain the title of world's largest wine market last year. Larger discretionary income levels for...

Aug 19, 2015, 07:00 ET

American Whiskey Propels Distilled Spirits Consumption to 18th Straight Year of Growth

 Consumers are expanding their spirits purchases as the economy stabilizes - experimenting with new products, trading up and crossing...

May 27, 2015, 07:00 ET

The Beverage Information & Insights Group's Spirits, Wine & Beer Marketers Database Tracks Pivotal Changes in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

 The Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Database is available online from The Beverage Information & Insights Group, the supplier of the most...

Apr 15, 2015, 07:00 ET

Distilled Spirits, Wine Industries See Continued Growth in 2014, Beer Decreases Slightly

 The beverage alcohol industry had a year that could best be described as transformational in 2014.  Consumers' approaches to beverage...

Feb 26, 2015, 07:00 ET

On-Premise Beverage Alcohol Consumption Decreases In All Three Categories, According to the Recent Cheers BARometer Report

 As the economy continues to slowly stabilize, on-premise beverage trends continue to evolve.  The on-premise struggled in 2013 and 2014,...

Nov 12, 2014, 07:00 ET

More Beverage Alcohol Legislation Changes in 2014; Keep Current with the Beverage Information & Insights Group's Fact Book

 Keeping up with the complex and ever-changing rules, regulations and laws about the sales, distribution, promotion and marketing of distilled...

Oct 15, 2014, 13:00 ET

Distilled Spirits Consumption Still On the Rise

As the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits consumption is stronger than ever.  This premiumization trend...

Sep 09, 2014, 07:00 ET

U.S. Wine Consumption Expands for 20th Straight Year, Surpasses France as Largest Wine Market

 The U.S. topped France as the world's largest wine market last year as Americans continue to develop a greater appreciation for the...

Jul 25, 2014, 07:00 ET

Distilled Spirits Consumption Increases for 16th Year; Premiumization Still Key

As the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits are coming back stronger than ever.  This premiumization trend...

Jun 16, 2014, 15:38 ET

OnTrac Data Provides Insight into What Drives On-Premise Consumer Behavior

Most customers haven't decided what to drink when they enter an establishment. So what steers them toward a brand choice? The Beverage Information...

Jun 09, 2014, 07:00 ET

New Executive Report Suite Illuminates Actionable Beverage Alcohol Trends

 Wine and spirits consumption is increasing and consumers are trading up to premium products, but understanding and capitalizing on those...

Apr 28, 2014, 08:00 ET

Updated Edition of the 2014 Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Handbook and Database Now Available

The 2014 Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Handbook and Database is updated and available, according to The Beverage Information Group, the supplier...

Feb 10, 2014, 19:27 ET

Distilled Spirits, Wine Consumption Continued to Rise in 2013; Beer Saw Pockets of Growth

 It was another positive year for the distilled spirits and wine industries, as each posted gains in both volume and dollar sales, although...

Jan 31, 2014, 13:08 ET

On-Premise Beverage Alcohol Consumption Slows; Sales Still Predicted to Increase

 Just as the overall economy has been slowly stabilizing, so has the on-premise segment.  After almost five years of steep...

Nov 25, 2013, 19:01 ET

New Edition of the Fact Book Helps Beverage Alcohol Marketers Stay Up-To-Date with the Latest Rules and Regulations

 Changes abound for beverage alcohol state rules and regulations this year.  More laws were overturned with the consumers' convenience in...

Oct 30, 2013, 17:44 ET

U.S. Beer Consumption Increases; Rising Demand for Higher-Priced Offerings

 The beer industry saw gains in both dollar and volume in 2012 after a three-year downturn.  Well-marketed new products and slight...

Sep 20, 2013, 14:27 ET

U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Gain Strength

 As the economy continued to stabilize in 2012, wine consumption increased for the 19th straight year.  Overturned blue laws, relaxed...