Tag Archives: David Henkes

• Cocktail glass half empty: Drink sales stumble

Cocktail glass half empty: Drink sales stumble

We’re bellying-up to the bar less — and bars and restaurants are feeling the pinch more. Last year, consumers at bars and restaurants cut back on their orders of alcoholic beverages by 1.3%, and that trend continues into 2014, according to a just-released study by Technomic, a food-service industry research firm. “Consumers pulled back on […]

• Alcohol sales projected to rise just a bit in 2012

Alcohol sales projected to rise just a bit in 2012

Bars and restaurants can look forward to slightly higher sales of alcoholic beverages next year, according to a forecast by Technomic Inc. “While the underlying recovery in bars and restaurants remains fragile, we’re starting to see consumers return to having a drink or two while they’re out,” David Henkes, vice president of Technomic, said in a […]