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Where the restaurant industry stands 7 months later

Seven months into the restaurant industry's worst economic crisis, the National Restaurant Association projects a loss of $240 billion in 2020. Sales have started to recover as dining rooms begin to reopen across the country, but there is still a lot of ground to be made up. Learn more about restaurant recovery in the face of COVID-19 here.

Hard cider is the next frontier in American drinking

Hard cider, threading the needle between craft beer and wine, is growing in popularity with both casual and more refined drinkers. Over the last 10 years, American cider has seen a major boom: in 2010, off-premise sales totaled $58.5 million and by 2019, that number had risen to $500 million. Check out the full article for everything you need to know about the next frontier of American drinking.

Americans plan to stockpile food this fall

More than half of Americans say they already have or plan to stockpile food and other essentials this fall, per a poll from Sports and Leisure Research Group. Why? Many fear a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and some are also wary of potential social unrest following the election on Nov. 3. Learn more about what to expect from grocery shoppers in the coming months here.

BioSteel expands US footprint

Today, BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc. (BioSteel) announced an exclusive partnership with Manhattan Beer and Reyes Beer Division. These two distribution deals will bring BioSteel's new ready-to-drink sports beverages to consumers across the U.S., including key markets such as California, Florida and New York. Read the full article for more on the new partnerships.

Best beer labels of 2020

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but the cover still has an impact over whether or not we even pick up the book. The same goes for beer bottles and cans. Brewing companies today are placing just as much emphasis on what's on the outside as what's on the inside of their packaging. VinePair asked 13 beer professionals: what's the best beer label you've seen in 2020? Find out their answers here.

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