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Retail Insights for the Modern Day

The Future of Off-Premise Retail: 3×3 CEO Mike Provance at Bar Convent

Our own Mike Provance, PhD, jumped (virtually) into Bar Convent's Global Bar Week in October to discuss the future of beverage alcohol retail. The session was hosted by Park Street University's Emily Pennington. It also featured an on-premise discussion by Matthew Crompton of Neilsen. The panel discussion explored how both on-...  read more

OND 2020: What to Watch in Spirits, Wine and Beer

The last three months of the year (October, November, December — or OND) are always busy and important for beer, wine & spirits retailers. This year will undoubtedly be different, but probably no less important. Smaller, more distant gatherings will replace large family get-togethers during the holidays, meaning normal OND purchasing patterns...  read more

How to Build Bigger Baskets

Growing revenue as an independent retailer isn’t only about increasing your customer base. It’s also about increasing the average order value, or basket spend, of your customer. This is called building bigger baskets. With smart analysis of store and customer data, retailers can learn which products customers tend to purchase together,...  read more

Five Craft Beer Insights

Back in November, 3x3 Insights CEO, Mike Provance, was invited to present at Brewbound Live. The conference is a two-day gathering for beer, cider and flavored malt beverage professionals from every tier of the industry. In his session, Mike shared shared five key industry insights on craft beer, taken from 3x3’s...  read more

2018 Fall Whiskey Trends

It’s common knowledge that whiskey is a popular spirit right now. We’ve seen trends take off across the subcategory, from the “Bourbon Boom” to the rising popularity of Scottish and Irish imports. So to help you get ready for the holiday sales rush, we took a look at the top...  read more