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Mar 21, 2017, 07:00 ET Distilled Spirits & Wine Demonstrate Strong Growth While Beer Continues Reinvention

The distilled spirits, wine and beer industries continued to adapt to consumers' changing attitudes towards beverage alcohol. Industry-wide...


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...


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...


May 28, 2013, 11:40 ET The Beverage Information Group Announces Updated Edition of the 2013 Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Handbook

 The 2013 Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Handbook has just been released by The Beverage Information Group, a provider of the most current...


Apr 19, 2013, 15:00 ET Distilled Spirits, Wine and Beer Consumption Increase: Product Innovation, Line Extensions Drive Growth

 A sense of a stabilized economy pushed the beverage alcohol industry in a positive direction in 2012.  Consumers were more confident, and...


Jan 08, 2013, 13:46 ET Beverage Alcohol Consumption in Bars and Restaurants Continues On-Premise Rebounding from a Five-Year Low

 Consumers have shaken off cautious spending as the on-premise slowly rebounds, according to the newly released Cheers On-Premise BARometer...


Aug 22, 2012, 09:00 ET U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Climb

 A still-fragile U.S. economy continued its recovery as the wine industry maintained its upswing to mark the 18th year of growth. ...


Jul 24, 2012, 08:00 ET U.S. Spirits Consumption Continues 14th Year of Gains; Higher End Products See Growth On-Premise

In 2011, the spirits industry had the best performance since the economic downturn began.  Price-friendly products maintained their solid...


Jun 12, 2012, 08:00 ET The Beverage Information Group Announces Newest Edition of the 2012 Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Handbook

 The Beverage Information Group, a provider of the most current facts, statistics and analysis on the beverage alcohol industry, has just...


Jan 19, 2012, 10:27 ET Beverage Alcohol Consumption in Bars and Restaurants Continues as Slow Economy Lingers

 Despite the sluggish economic recovery, consumers are continuing to dine out.  According to data in the newly released Cheers...


Oct 28, 2011, 08:30 ET Stay Up on the Latest Beverage Alcohol Rules and Regulations With the Newest Edition of the "Fact Book"

In Alabama, beverage alcohol advertising cannot illustrate an individual consuming alcohol. Happy hours are strictly prohibited in Illinois. In...


Sep 14, 2011, 08:00 ET U.S. Beer Consumption Continues Decline

For the fourth year in a row, the beer industry has continued its declines and lost 1.9% to total 2.8 billion cases. According to the Beverage...


Jun 09, 2011, 15:56 ET The Beverage Alcohol Industry's Directory of Choice Announces Newest Edition

The Beverage Information Group, a provider of the most current facts, statistics and analysis on the beverage alcohol industry, has just released...


Dec 02, 2010, 15:30 ET Beverage Alcohol Consumption in Restaurant and Bars, Economy Slowly Recovering

Consumers are finally returning to dining out as economic recovery slowly takes hold. This is welcome news to the beverage alcohol industry which...


Oct 12, 2010, 11:00 ET New Edition of the Fact Book Helps Beverage Alcohol Marketers Keep Up-to-Date on the Latest Rules and Regulations

The distribution, sale and consumption of beverage alcohol is highly regulated by both the state and federal governments. Did you know that Iowa...


Sep 01, 2010, 11:34 ET U.S. Beer Consumption Declines

Last year marked the third consecutive year of diminishing growth rates in the beer industry, dropping 2.1% to 2.877 billion cases. According to...


May 19, 2010, 12:00 ET The Beverage Alcohol Industry's Leading Marketers Guide Announces 2010 Edition

The Beverage Information Group, a leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry...


Oct 21, 2009, 10:10 ET Newest Edition of the Fact Book Helps Beverage Alcohol Marketers Navigate the Latest Rules and Regulations

Are wine tastings permitted in Massachusetts? Is happy hour prohibited in Nebraska? Are billboards advertising beer allowed in Hawaii? The...


Sep 14, 2009, 09:37 ET U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Grow

Overall wine consumption in the U.S. rose 0.9 percent in 2008 to 294.7 million 9-liter cases, according to the Beverage Information Group's...


Aug 20, 2009, 10:02 ET The Beverage Information Group Releases Its Updated Distilled Spirits Price Mark-Up Guide

The Beverage Information Group, a leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry,...


Jul 28, 2009, 09:00 ET U.S. Spirits Consumption Grows for 11th Straight Year; Domestics Have Faster Growth than Imports

According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2009 Liquor Handbook, total distilled spirits consumption rose 2.1 percent in...


Jun 23, 2009, 09:00 ET The Beverage Information Group Adds Beer Suppliers to Its 2009 Spirits, Wine and Beer Marketers Handbook

A leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry, The Beverage Information Group...


Mar 30, 2009, 08:00 ET Despite Bleak Economic News, 2008 Was a Positive Year for Beverage Alcohol Sales and Consumption

Just released: Full report on U.S. sales and consumption of 2008 distilled spirits, wine and beer and 2009 category forecasts. Overall...


Mar 02, 2009, 09:00 ET Liza Zimmerman Named Chief Editor of Cheers Magazine

The Beverage Information Group announced today that Liza Zimmerman, former managing editor of Market Watch -- the trade arm of the company that...


Jan 29, 2009, 08:00 ET A Signal of Economic Woes to Come? Growth in Beverage Alcohol Consumption in Restaurant and Bars Ebbed in 2007

Shift to Lower-Priced Options Began in September A slowdown in spirits, wine and beer consumption in restaurants and bars during 2007 may have...