Category: Hospitality and Liquor

Hospitality and Liquor
// September 6, 2018

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Bar and restaurant sales in the U.S. were close to $800 billion in 2017 (The National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry Report). With over 1 million establishments in the U.S. alone, this industry makes up 10 percent of the overall workforce. In addition, there has been increased growth in brewpub establishments that focus…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// June 7, 2018

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According to Statista, fast food sales in the U.S. were close to $200 billion in 2017. There are over 250,000 establishments, and the industry is anticipated to grow by 3 percent in 2018. There has also been a surge in healthier fast food alternatives such as Honeygrow, Noodles & Company, Zoe’s Kitchen and numerous juice…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// March 8, 2018

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Spring is soon upon us and the season for special events, particularly weddings, is fast approaching. Many of you, our valued customers, are aware that USLI offers special event coverage for event hosts and sponsors, but you may not be aware that special event coverage is also available for vendors at events, including off-premises caterers….

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Hospitality and Liquor
// December 6, 2017

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Fraternal clubs (American Legion, VFW, Hibernians, Elks, Moose, etc.) and sports clubs (golf, tennis, etc.) differ from restaurants and bars open to the general public because they have restricted admission policies. Club members form a community that has greater concern for fellow attendees and less of a profit motive for service staff leading to over-service….

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Hospitality and Liquor
// June 6, 2017

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In the aggregate, special events policies can be a significant contributor to your top line growth. Your customers have plenty of significant events and rely on you for coverage: christenings, first communions, bar/bat mitzvahs, graduations, weddings, retirements and many other life events in between. The problem has always been that most special event policies involve…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// March 13, 2017

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During wedding season, people often recite popular hymns, passages and lyrics during their ceremonies. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs” is one of…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// December 8, 2016

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The food revolution in America has improved our eating habits, fueled competitive cooking shows on network television and expanded the range and quality of dining options. To date, we have not capitalized fully on the expanding restaurant and dining scene, as our traditional book of business focused on lower-end and smaller establishments. In a continuing…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// September 12, 2016

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Many off-premises caterers mistakenly believe that they do not have liquor liability exposure because they do not sell alcohol and do not have a license to sell alcohol. These caterers concentrate on the elegant preparation, presentation and service of food but can offer alcohol service as an accommodation for clients who purchase and supply the…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// June 9, 2016

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According to the latest study by the National Golf Foundation, golf events create almost $4 billion in charitable contributions each year. The study also found that golf events had a greater national charitable impact than contributions from the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL combined. Golf’s contributions are growing from $3 billion in 2002 to $3.9…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// April 28, 2016

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Art galleries periodically hold wine and cheese openings to feature new artists. Social service organizations hold multiple fundraising “beef and beer” events to promote their cause and gain new recruits. Condominium associations hold regular board meetings followed by a wine reception. Many businesses and nonprofit organizations that are not in the “liquor business” use these…

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