Vimto PMP

Vimto launches marketing campaign for No Added Sugar drinks Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Campaign will stretch across grocery, convenience and wholesale channels


Malibu launches on-pack promotion featuring app-less technology Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The new push is part of the brand’s #BecauseSummer campaign

absolut vodka christmas

Pernod Ricard unveils booze gifts range for Christmas

26 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Additions to this year’s range include The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve gift box; an Absolut ‘Create the Classics’ gift pack

co-op soft drinks aisle

Co-op soft drinks range reset puts squeeze on sugar Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Co-op is overhauling its soft drinks aisles to put greater emphasis on healthy drinks


Mults offer fewer alcohol deals than in summer 2015 Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Shoppers toasting Team GB’s record medal haul in Rio are less likely to have bagged a booze bargain than last summer

Coca cola

Coca-Cola bottle the UK’s ‘most recognisable’ brand packaging

24 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Toblerone’s triangle and the Marmite jar came second and third

coco community coconut water

Vita Coco owner to bring new premium coconut water to UK Subscription

24 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Vita Coco is about to get a premium sister brand, with All Market poised to bring Coco Community coconut water to the UK

Guinness_Rye Pale Ale

Diageo adds Guinness Rye Pale Ale to Brewers Project line-up Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The 5% abv brew will be rolled out into the off-trade from next week

Beer duty hike abolition

Beer and cider sales boosted by late blooming summer Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Champagne sales also benefited from the sunny weather, with value up 4.9%

Jacob Thundil, Cocofina

Cocofina secures £75,000 investment from TV Dragons Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Nick Jenkins and Sarah Willingham made a joint pledge in exchange for 20% of the business


Harviestoun Brewery puts two craft brew bestsellers into cans

23 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Schiehallion and Bitter & Twisted are to roll into Tesco and Sainsbury’s across Scotland


Thatchers Cider builds on Haze music event with online film

22 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The 30-second commercial is showing now across digital channels

Rude Health

Rude Health adds snacks, cereal and drink to healthier range Subscription

22 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The launches follow the brand’s move into children’s cereals in March

Butterfly Tree chenin blanc

Lanchester Wines adds glitter to Butterfly Tree labels Subscription

22 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Revamped look is a “brand evolution rather than revolution”, says the supplier

TTD Prosecco

Sainsbury's brings back 'less than £3' Prosecco offer

22 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The offer price of £7.50 can be further reduced with voucher codes and 25% off six or more bottles deal

wkd redesign

SHS plans to 'reignite' RTD sector with WKD makeover Subscription

19 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The overhaul will kick off in October with a “contemporary and colourful” look

Clipper Tea

Clipper makes new tea as part of National Trust supply deal

19 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The brand will be the exclusive supplier to 200 sites across the UK

fruit juice

CMA gives provisional green light to Hain’s Orchard fruit juice deal Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The Competition and Markets Authority has accepted the concessions made by US food group Hain Celestial to buy UK fruit juice player Orchard House Foods.

Brecon Carreg

Brecon Carreg backs charity with kids’ label design contest

18 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Children from across Wales were asked to submit ideas for 300ml bottles

Amsterdam Vodka

New Amsterdam vodka signs deal with Crystal Palace

18 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The tie-up will include the premium spirit brand featuring in 20 televised home games

Carling In Off The Bar

Carling presents In Off The Bar football show for Sky Subscription

17 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The programme is the first major activation for the brand since it became a sponsor of the Premiership

Kopke Colheita

Sogevinus wins first major listing for Kopke port

17 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The brand’s 1996 Colheita port has been made available online from M&S

red wine

eBay links with wine merchant Laithwaite's Subscription

17 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Laithwaite’s will sell 900 of its red, white, rosé and sparkling wines on the online marketplace

Barney Davis

Barney Davis hired as Lanchester Wines commercial boss Subscription

16 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Davis left his job as a consultant to wine and spirits supplier Kingsland Drinks earlier this month

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Coconut water: a fair target? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Rapid growth has created vulnerabilities. So what is the sector doing to safeguard standards and keep supply chains secure?


Infographic: The UK coconut water market at a glance

24 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

An overview of key data on market size, growth, production, labelling, country of origin and nutritional content for coconut water on sale in the UK

gavin partington quote web

Sugar tax sets a dangerous precedent

24 Aug 2016 | By Gavin Partington

Manufacturers and retailers have been taking action for several years to reduce sugar and calorie intake from soft drinks


Climate change, Defra, and Andrea Leadsom Subscription

28 Jul 2016

Sir, Defra is one organisation that could really benefit from a Brexiteer at its helm

Milk dairy consumer shopping choice

Marketers have not been listening to consumers Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Sir; Brexit is a statement from the people who buy our products and our brands that we are not listening to them

craft beer

The thirst for new craft beers may run its course Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Will there really be growing demand for as long as producers of all scales offer something ‘new’?

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Brazil heat drives up juicing orange prices Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Liliana Minton

A spike in prices for Brazilian processing oranges is threatening to push up the cost of juice

stella artois ad

Can big brands play the craft card? Subscription

18 Jul 2016 | By Rob Brown

Britain’s biggest alcohol brands are under attack. As a bold new generation of brands lure drinkers away from the mainstream, we examine the craft movement’s influence and explore how big brands are adapting to suit the craft-thirsty consumer. Plus, for the first time, we list the top 10 craft beer and spirits brands

Punk IPA Brew Dog beer will produce spirits

Big brewers aren't ruining craft beer - they're helping it Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Rob Brown

Recent craft sales include Camden Town Brewery’s to AB InBev and Meantime’s to Asahi

helen stares quote web

Will there be Brexit blues for booze?

14 Jul 2016 | By Helen Stares

The value of the off-trade alcohol market continues to grow in the face of a slight downturn in consumer confidence

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Cawston Press Cucumber & Mint: Acid Test Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

Pop for grown-ups is getting increasingly fashionable


Responsible work on antibiotics should be recognised Subscription

07 Jul 2016

Over the past five years the UK has reduced antibiotic use in the poultry meat sector by 44%

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