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Modelo Especial & Stella Artois Top Fastest Growing Beer Brands List

According to an article published in USA Today, beer consumption in the United States is on the rise and remains the most popular type of beverage alcohol in the country. 

To identify the fastest growing beer brands, we reviewed shipment volumes provided by Beer Marketer's Insights for all brands with more than one million barrels shipped in 2015.

The top brands include to following:

Mexican beer Modelo Especial has experienced incredible growth in the past five years, with an increase of 135.3% from 2010 to 2015.

Stella Artois is the best selling beer imported from Belgium and one of the fastest growing beers sold in the United States, with sales increasing 123.7% from 2010 to 2015.

Amazon Test Amazon Go

 Amazon is currently testing Amazon Go, its latest brick-and-mortar store concept. The store allows shoppers to skip checkout by detecting when an item is taken from the shelf and charging the shoppers' Amazon accounts when they leave.

Although Amazon has opened its first convenience store, the company has stated that claims that it will open more than 2,000 brick-and-mortar grocery stores are not true. 

Alcoholic Beverage Trends to Expect in 2017

With 2017 right around the corner, consumers can expect some interesting trends in the coming year.

  • Whiskey diversifies and grows with flavored whiskeys and Irish varieties.

  • Craft beer continues to grow, although the torrid pace of previous years may be hard to maintain.

  • Millennials will again drive wine sales; this group accounts for 36% of all wine purchased.

  • Premium tequila further changes the attitude of drinkers with handmade, artisanal products.

What are your predictions for 2017? 

Sculpture Hospitality Partners with Fintech to Offer OneSource® Solution for Customers 

Fintech has partnered with leading inventory management company Sculpture Hospitality to provide a OneSource solution for the hospitality industry.

Sculpture Hospitality's inventory management solutions detect and resolve challenges in all phases of inventory management, enabling clients to work faster and smarter and also help uncover areas of business that need to be improved.

For more information on Fintech's partnership with Sculpture Hospitality, please click here.

China's Wine Imports Grow Dramatically, Without U.S.

By Richard M. Blau, Chair Regulated Products Group, GrayRobinson, P.A. 

China imported US $1.77 billion worth of wines during the first nine months of 2016, representing a 19.1% year-over-year increase. China’s total volume of wine imports also jumped 14.42% to over 464 million liters from January to September, according to the China Association for Imports & Exports of Wines & Spirits, the nation’s official trade association. China’s bottled wine imports totaled about US $1.66 billion, a year-on-year increase of 20.64%, and accounted for 93.4% of all imported wines. In volume terms, the country imported more than 354 million liters of wines, a 19.06% increase compared with the same period last year.

What is especially surprising about these numbers is the comparatively small role played by U.S. wines. Despite America’s premier reputation for fine wine making, the United States represents a very small amount of China’s overall wine imports.

To read this article in full, please visit GrayRobinson's website

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