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Tag Archives: Technomic

• 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 […]

• Skinnygirl Leads Spirits In Volume % Growth. Aaaargh.

Skinnygirl Leads Spirits In Volume % Growth. Aaaargh.

Low-calorie Skinnygirl Cocktails had the fastest volume growth last year in percentage terms, according to data released by Technomic’s Adult Beverage Resource Group. Skinnygirl sold 586,000 9-liter cases last year, a 388.3% jump in volume over 2010, the research group’s 2012 SpiritsTAB Report shows. Beam Global acquired Skinnygirl from its creator, reality TV star Bethenny […]

• 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 […]