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Tag Archives: Recession

• Alcohol sales thrive in hard times

Alcohol sales thrive in hard times

Alcohol sales climbed with little interruption throughout the recent recession, and have continued to expand in recent months. This is in spite of — or maybe because of — the stagnant job market. So the old adage — that the booze industry survives in a recession because people drink even when they’re broke — appears […]

Fear & Loathing: The Office Holiday Party. 10 Landmines to Avoid

Fear & Loathing: The Office Holiday Party. 10 Landmines to Avoid

There’s a reason a lot of workers dread holiday parties and it’s because “fun” and “making sure you can continue to pay your bills” rarely mix in a copacetic manner. Can you drink? Must you wear a tie? What if you say the wrong thing? What if your manager says you should loosen up but doesnt […]

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• As 2011 Approaches, Booze Comes Back

As 2011 Approaches, Booze Comes Back

As 2011 approaches, booze is back. And that’s good news for the alcohol business, which is $188 billion strong. Alcohol sales were once called recession-resistant. But the financial crisis hurt just about every segment of the consumer culture, so now, industry experts call it recession-resilient. Trends are strong in wine and spirits, and even though […]

• Nine tips on how to make better drinks at home

Nine tips on how to make better drinks at home

There may be a recession on, but Americans are still drinking. They’re just doing more of it at home. Sales of alcoholic beverages consumed somewhere other than the point of purchase, known in the industry as off-premise sales, have risen 21 percent since 2004 to almost $80 billion, according to market research company Mintel. “People […]

• Will Scotch Whisky Revive Britain's Tanked Economy?

Will Scotch Whisky Revive Britain's Tanked Economy?

Britain’s economy is still struggling to pull out of the doldrums. There’s on-going concern about inflation, and the new government is set to embark on the biggest round of spending cuts in a generation. But one area of the economy that remains resilient — and has throughout the recession — is Scotch whisky.