Keep up on the latest trends for bars, pubs and liquor stores. Which brands are hot and which are not? See what’s selling by the numbers. It’s all right here.
The next big trend in cocktails? Shaking ’em up at home. So say the experts at Diageo World Class, the planet’s biggest, most prestigious cocktail competition. World Class judge and Diageo Reserve’s Global Cocktalian Lauren Mote said: “We want more ‘armchair mixologists’ to have the courage to explore what’s possible and create their own signature serves in the kitchen.
Local Beer, Local Ingredients
A focus on local beer has long been important to the new wave of breweries in Canada, the US and across the world.
Sales Strong in Fall 2017
BC’s wholesale sales of BC Micro Brew showed 24.8% growth from October to December after 28.2% growth from July to September. Another strong category was coolers with 27.8% growth following a 19.4% increase the previous quarter. See how the other categories performed.
During Aperitivo Hour, when the day’s work is done but the sun is still shining, squares and terraces all over Europe are bustling with imbibers. Throughout Europe, dinner is late—very late—sometimes past nine or ten o’clock.
Vegan wine? What’s next? It seems that the trend towards a plant-based, more environmentally responsible and sustainable diet is really taking hold. When people are differentiating their alcohol based on animal husbandry issues then it must be a real thing, right?
Gin & Coolers Hot Sellers
Throughout the fall, sales of coolers and gin continued to be strong in Alberta with double digit growth. Beer sales through Connect Logistics finally saw some positive growth as Alberta’s economy improves.
Alberta’s Breweries Collaborate
As craft beer slowly picks away at the overall market share of beer sales, it has become commonly accepted among craft brewers that the success of one brewery is good for all other craft breweries.
BC’s Licensee Retail Stores Gain Market Share
Over the past five years, sales by BC Liquor Stores and Licensee Retail Stores have stayed quite stable, despite some major changes in hours and refrigerated product offerings at government stores. In 2012/2013 LRSs had 40.4%…
Tequila Sales Explode 22.2% Increase Tequila saw huge increases throughout last summer as on-premise demand continued to increase. Patrons aren't just shooting tequila but enjoying it in cocktails as well. Coolers and micro brews saw…
Cellared in Canada (CIC) wines were created by commercial wineries to, at best, take advantage of the consumer’s loyalty to our local brand and, at worst, to deliberately confuse shoppers into spending money on a grossly misrepresented product.
Gain a Competitive Advantage
It’s no secret that the competitive landscape for pubs and liquor stores in BC is becoming ever more challenging.
As business owners there are many things we all want to strategically do, but most come down to 5 basic needs: Drive Traffic; Increase Frequency/Loyalty; Grow Basket/Cheque; Differentiate vs. Your Competition; and Reduce Cost/Complexity.