Wine sales dip at bars, but rise at fast-casual, family eateries

01/2/2014 | Nation's Restaurant News (free registration)

Overall on-premise wine sales dropped 2.6% in the six-month period that ended in October, but that crunch was largely felt by bars and nightclubs, which saw a 17.7% decrease in sales over the same period. However, sales grew by more than 10% in both limited-service and family-dining restaurants, according to Restaurant Sciences. "There definitely has been an increase in distribution both in fast casual and in family dining," said Restaurant Sciences' Chuck Ellis. "Restaurants are always looking for different products."

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