gin and tonic

Exports of UK gin soar with £500m sales mark in sight Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Latest HMRC figures show £474m worth of British gin was sold abroad in 2016

innocent juice

Innocent unveils functional juice range with vitamins Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Innocent’s NPD will launch in April 2017

bellfield brewery

Bellfield Brewery hunts £500,000 to fund expansion Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Brewer also plans to create a number of new jobs to strengthen the sales and management teams

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Supermarket lager prices on the rise as suppliers hike costs Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Prices are up 2% on average year on year in the mults

pure leaf tea

Pure Leaf and Tetley look to reinvigorate black tea with NPD Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Unilever’s Pure Leaf is a 10-strong lineup of ethically sourced tea

Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn to supply its beer to China and Taiwan Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Dxcel International will distribute the Scottish craft brewer’s flagship ale Original and golden ale Ossian

Berry Bros. & Rudd limited edition Bacchus label

Berry Bros. & Rudd unveils second limited-edition wine label

21 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

As many as 4,000 bottles of Good Ordinary Claret have been released featuring Bacchus

Jack Black Brewing Co range

Jack Black’s Brewing Co craft beer to make UK debut Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The South African brand was founded 10 years ago in Cape Town

Absolut Facet limited edition bottle

Absolut launches ‘gemstone’ limited edition bottle

20 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Absolut Facet has cobalt-coloured glass with an asymmetric design to catch light

James MacTaggart and Euan Mitchell, Isle of Arran Distillers

Isle of Arran Distillers begins work on £10m expansion Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The whisky maker’s second site, in the village of Lagg, is expected to open next year

Teapigs Free Good Teas range 2017

Teapigs reveals trio of functional Feel-Good Teas Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Each of three variants comes in a box of 15 biodegradable ‘temple’ bags with an rsp of £3.99

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Bud Light to return to UK 16 years after last attempt Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The royal blue can was revealed at a pop-up store in Brick Lane, London

bestway alcohol fraud

Bestway warns retailers over unregistered booze sellers Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme (AWRS) was announced in 2013’s autumn statement by then chancellor George Osborne

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Welsh botanical soda Lurvill's Delight bubbles back Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Lurvill’s Delight was made until 1910 in South Wales

Holly Willoughby as Diet Coke ambassador

Holly Willoughby signs up as Diet Coke brand ambassador

16 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The This Morning host will lend her voice to ‘an exciting programme’ of promotional activity

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Chivas Regal offers Bang & Olufsen prizes Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The on-pack promotion will give consumers the chance to win one of 10 £10,000 vouchers

lidl prosecco

Lidl Prosecco sales almost double in January Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

UK transactions for the Italian tipple rose 79%

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European parliament approves CETA free trade deal with Canada Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The deal, which could apply as early as April 2017, will remove tariffs on most traded goods and services

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative

Vita Coco takes fight to Alpro with Coconut Milk Alternative

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The PET packaging mimics traditional milk bottles


PepsiCo strength at home adds fizz to Q4 sales Subscription

15 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

PepsiCo boosted sales 5% in its fourth quarter to $19.5bn thanks to steady demand in its domestic US market and a 53rd week in the financial year.

Kirin Ichiban- Japan's prime beer

Heineken continues acquisition hunt with £563m Kirin deal in Brazil Subscription

15 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Heineken has acquired the Brazilian operation of Japanese brewer Kirin for €664m (£563.4m) as it battles to keep up with AB InBev in the wake of the AB InBev mega-merger with SAB Miller

Lucozade Zero - Original variant

Lucozade Zero to add Original flavour and launch £7m push Subscription

15 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The new variant was the ’by far the most requested’ after the range’s launch last spring

Alessandra Ambrosio for Ciroc's On Arrival push 2017

Alessandra Ambrósio to promote Cîroc vodka globally Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The activity will include exclusive moments with the supermodel shared across the brand’s social media

PG Tips Red Nose Day pack 2017

PG Tips launches Comic Relief #1MillionLaughs push

14 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Shoppers will be able to message the brand’s Monkey via a Facebook chatbot

bud light

Can Bud Light win over UK drinkers this time round? Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Even in an age of obesity, the low-calorie message may misfire


Coffee prices rise in mults as suppliers face cost increases Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are paying more for coffee in the mults after major supplier Nestlé reportedly hiked supply-side prices


Dry January is a challenge for industry as well as individuals Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Anthony Myers

New research has revealed that dry January campaigns are having a lasting effect on the nation’s drinking habits … but will it last?

Special Brew

Who should carry the can for super-strength ruling? Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Portman Group blames gaps in the CMO’s recommendations

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What about the people who like sugary drinks? Subscription

14 Dec 2016

Sir, The proposed sugar tax is an unfair and retrograde move for consumers

sugar tax

What now for the soft drinks sugar levy? Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The government’s ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks looks sure to come into force but questions remain over how much it will cost…

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Lager must tell its story Subscription

09 Dec 2016

The truth is that lager is not connecting with 20 to 34-year-olds as a category in a way it once did

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James Lousada: the can-do caretaker of Conviviality's crown jewels Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

You would think James Lousada would want to steer clear of selling booze to the supermarkets…

soft drinks sugar

Treasury has offered soft drinks makers ‘wiggle room’ with levy detail delay Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The Treasury has paused for breath before it reveals the full extent of the sugar tax

tea one use

In hot water? The detox tea phenomenon explored Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Behind Teatox’s claims of weight loss and wow-factor wellbeing lie growing health concerns

pint of beer

A new whey to brew beer – and fight food waste

24 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

A new conncotion made from a watery cheese by-product brings new meaning to the term ‘special brew’

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Shoppers want choice as well as health in soft drinks Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Stefan Fageräng

Stefan Fageräng of Tetra Pak reflects on the drive to cut sugar in soft drinks

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