Trade body the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has launched a quality accreditation scheme and is hoping to sign up 500 of its 820 members within two years.
A coconut water and vodka brand has launched in Harvey Nichols and online retailer 31Dover.
It’s an Irish whiskey with the Body of an American: West Cork Distillers have teamed up with folk-punk legends The Pogues to launch…
Lifetonics gets big push from healthy soft drinks Subscription
The isotonic drink will go into 180 Waitrose stores from the start of August
The supplier has reformulated the no added sugar drinks to improve the fruit flavours while reducing the sweetness
Homebrew kit supplier Victor’s Drinks has launched what it says is the world’s first 48-hour beer & cider kits…
Olive leaf health supplement brand Ovio has expanded into the soft drinks market
PLB is to further tap growth in Hungarian wine by taking on exclusive off-trade distribution for Hilltop Neszmély
The brewer livened up the baggage carousel at London City Airport last week by giving away crates of lager
John Smith’s Golden Ale will be available in a 500ml glass bottle, taking the brand into the PBA arena for the first time
The push comes a month after Heineken announced it was taking Foster’s into the burgeoning ‘speers’ - spirit beers - category
A liquid coffee concentrate sold in a water enhancer-style format has secured its first retail listings…
Tesco is to delist some of the biggest-selling children’s drinks brands in the UK when kids go back to school this autumn
Owner Heineken hopes the launch will help the brand retain 25 to 34-year-old drinkers
The brewer has purchased rights to a pint-shaped constellation, and will run a contest giving away the constituent stars
Heineken UK marketing director Jacco van der Linden is moving to head up the company’s business in China
Morrisons was named Supermarket of the Year at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) for the first time.
Beer is facing trouble on two fronts, with anti-booze campaigners and supermarket range rationalisation hitting…
The 400l capacity pilot brewery is equipped to fill bottles, casks and kegs, allowing Caledonian to bring newly developed products to both the on and off trade
NPD sales, excluding non-flavoured wine and Champagne, contributed £102m to the category in 2014, down from £133m the previous year
A new campaign for the drink will introduce the slogan ‘You can’t get any more Ribenary’
Birra Moretti refreshes look as sales rise Subscription
New branding is meant to better communicate the Heineken brand’s Italian heritage
Spar is the latest retailer to increase availability of Malbec, a grape that originated in France but has gained global popularity via Argentina
Schemes aimed at low-price high-strength alcohol are also affecting premium products
On the surface the global alcohol giants were amongst the worst performers in the 2015 OC&C Global 50, but the sector still looks well positioned for longer-term global growth.
Focus on beer & cider 2015 Subscription
A year ago cider was booming. Now, in absolute volume terms, it’s the sector’s worst performer. Why?…
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Critics say sugar and caffeine levels in energy drinks are dangerous and addictive. What are brands doing to allay fears?
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Surreal, anarchic ad fits Tango tradition Subscription
There’s something of the anarchic spirit of fellow orange drink Irn-Bru in Tango’s new ad…
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It’s Diageo’s turn as the latest international fmcg company that acquisition-hungry 3G Capital has its eyes on
Public authorities are increasingly asking retailers to help deliver social, health and other policy objectives
Three cheers for Champagne was probably not the message MEPs had in mind when they overwhelmingly backed plans last week f…
How do the calorie reduction efforts of UK soft drinks players compare with those of their counterparts overseas? And how are the steps being taken affecting sales?
In the final part of our video series, features editor Rob Brown tackles the sweetener taste problems soft drinks companies face
We take a peek inside Britvic’s testing lab as part of our sugar and stevia comparison series