Food & Beverage
Australian Food News
Covers world food issues as well as Australia.
Food Marketing Institute
From government regulations to supermarket facts and figures, this site offers tons of free info.
Gallup: Nutrition & Food Data
Baking and Bakery
Baking industry trends and best practices.
National Grocers Association
Info and issues for independent retailers and wholesalers.
Beverage Media Group
Articles about beer, wine and alcohol.
Gallup: Alcohol & Drinking Data
Coffee & Tea
Coffee Drinking Stats (Statistic Brain)
Badgett's Coffee eJournal
Online journal/blog about coffee brewing, buying, and home roasting, with links to outside stories. No media kit. A few useful links to outside coffee-related stories. Not comprehensive and somewhat dated.
Features new coffee products, news, exhibitions, fairs, coffee education programs, and coffee buying guide.
Coffee Talk Magazine
Coffee information and resource site for specialty coffee professionals, start-up businesses, baristas, or people passionate about coffee.
A good list of coffee pubs.
Community of coffee and espresso lovers -- hang out, read, debate, write, or even ponder the finer aspects of coffee and espresso. Offers reviews of coffee appliances, news, tips, and articles.
In-depth commentary from the leading experts, breaking news, key weather information, market prices and charting.
From bean to machine, covers topics ranging from coffee preparation and espresso brewing to more advanced subjects such as coffee chemistry and agriculture.
Monthly columns written by successful professionals offer business advice and marketing tips. Features articles on issues, such as how to survive as an independent retailer, how to make sense of sustainable coffee and tea, or how to open a drive-thru coffee operation. Provides specialty coffee and tea professionals with insight into "the trends, ideas, products, and people that shape their world."
Tea & Coffee Trade Journal Claims that they are the international voice of the tea and coffee industries since 1901. It's an online version of a well-known and respected publication.
Discover tea from dozens of countries ranging from Europe to Asia, Africa to Indonesia.
Online tea magazine celebrating the history, enjoyment, and variety of tea in words, pictures and brief videos.
Academy of Wine Business (PDF)Paper on How Consumers Choose Where to Buy Wine
Gallup (search for "wine" and also view the drinking poll at their site)
My Local Wine Store (article: My Local Wine Store, 2011)
This blogger specializes in online wine sales. Although the article isn't very scientific, it's a good discussion about the psychographics of wine buyers.
Retailing Means Retooling: Smart Wine Merchants are Not Standing Pat (article: BevSites, 2011)
Silicon Valley Bank Insights: Wine Division
Regularly publish reports about the wine industry.
Several free reports on the wine industry.
Wine Business Monthly
Excellent data source about buyer behavior. Register for free to read the articles.
Statistics from the largest advocacy and public policy association for California wine.
Craft beer drinkers (Ad Age article)
National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA)