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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...

Aug 08, 2013, 09:00 ET

Distilled Spirits Consumption Increases for 15th Straight Year; Industry Breaks 200 Million Cases

 The distilled spirits industry continued to advance in volume and popularity in 2012.  New laws making spirits more accessible for...

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...

Sep 26, 2012, 11:00 ET

U.S. Beer Consumption Continues Decline; Consumers Gravitate Toward Wine and Spirits Innovations

It was another year of declines for the beer industry.  Heightened competition from other beverage alcohol segments, high unemployment rates...

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...

Apr 19, 2012, 10:32 ET

Distilled Spirits and Wine Consumption Continue to Climb; Craft and Import Beer Thrive

 As the economy continues to improve, beverage alcohol sales are also on the rise.  But not all categories are feeling relief. ...

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...