Overviews and Analysis

Fact Book: Statistical Yearbook of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Ref. HD 9348.A1 F33 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Statistics and trend analysis on non-alcoholic beverages in the U.S. and select international markets.


Market research reports on consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International.

Provides statistics, market reports, and demographic information for consumer markets.

Beer Handbook

Ref. HD 9397.U5 J62 in the Stamps Reading Room
Provides statistics on beer consumption by brand, category and U.S. states and select international statistics. (Formerly Adams Beer Handbook)

Liquor handbook

Ref. HD9352 .L5 2015 in the Stamps Reading Room
Provides information and statistics on the liquor industry, including consumption, sales, trade, advertising, and demographics for the U.S. (Formerly Adams Liquor Handbook)

Wine Handbook

Ref. HD 9372 .W5 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Includes data on sales of leading domestic and imported brands, advertising expenditures by company and brand and supplier performance as well.

Mintel Reports

Consumer market studies and primary and secondary data analysis (primarily for European and US countries) for topics including food, beverage, apparel, beauty, retail, and travel. Demographic specific reports are also available.  

Strong in food and beverage industry from American and European countries.

Food Industry Review

CD-ROM in the Stacks Media Collection.
Provides detailed statistics on all aspects of food, including consumption, preferences, shopping, retail sales, market share, price indexes, restaurants, and household expenditures for the U.S.

MarketResearch.com Academic

Reports from market research firms covering health care, consumer goods, publishing, manufacturing, and other markets and industries.

Includes reports on many aspects of the food and beverage industry.


Beverage Marketing Directory

Ref. HD 9348.U5 B65 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Directory of the beverage industry in the U.S. and Canada. Includes contact information andcompany descriptions.

Food Processing's Top 100

Annual rankings from the publishers of Food Processing Magazine.

See also:

Company databases: Which to choose?

Target List: How do I create a list of companies by industry, location, and/or size? 

Where can I get lists of fast growing companies?

Careers, Associations and Events

MBA Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS MBA students.

Alumni Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS Alumni.

American Beverage Association

Trade association of non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers. Web site includes list of who makes what and industry resources.

Beer Institute

Trade association consisting of leading beer industry representatives. Includes overview of the industry, legislation and regulations, statistics, and prevention program descriptions.

Food Marketing Institute

Provides food industry newsletters, magazines, consumer information, and event listings with some areas limited to members.

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Focus is on scientific and public policy issues involving food safety, food security, nutrition, technical and regulatory matters, and consumer affairs. See the Publications area for industry reports. Includes a Career Center.

See also:

What resources can I use for networking?

Where can I find associations for an industry or profession?

How can I find conferences and trade shows for a given industry?

News and Journals

Beverage Industry

For beverage producers, bottlers, and distributors with an emphasis on marketing, technology, and distribution activities. Contains surveys, rankings, statistics, and trends. The website includes full text of articles, daily news feed, special reports and industry links.

Dairy Foods

Trade journal for the dairy industry. The website includes the annual Dairy 100 and articles on market trends.

Market Watch

Trends, new products, promotions, technologies, and upcoming events in the alcoholic beverage industry. Annual May issue, "Hot Brands" ranks wine, beer, and liquor by sales.

Food Processing

The website includes the full text of current and past issues, special reports and industry news.

Prepared Foods

Current trends in the U.S. packaged food and beverage industries. The website includes full text of articles, daily news feed, special reports, and industry links.

Progressive Grocer

Reports on grocery management, store development, technology, marketing, logistics, international retailing, human resources, and consumer purchasing patterns. The website has industry news and links, and the full text of articles from the current and back issues.