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Soft drinks sugar levy stays - but legislation is postponed Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

It has emerged the Treasury has put back a decision on the rates to be paid under the levy until at least next Spring’s Budget

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Soft drinks sugar levy 'divides industry', survey shows Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Split feelings are proof FDF was wrong to challenge the tax, claim health campaigners

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Cheers! Price of Champagne is down 7% since Brexit

01 Dec 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The price drop comes as the mults prepare for a festive push on bubbly

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Menabrea Bionda beer makes off-trade debut at Tesco Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The 4.8% abv pale lager is being rolled out into Tesco in a larger 660ml bottle format

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Coke launches Honest organic bottled tea in the UK

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The challenger to Britvic’s Lipton Ice Tea is being offered by selected cafés and specialist stores in a soft launch

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Abel & Cole to sell coffee liqueur from Cold & Blac Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The hand-crafted drink is created over 21 days using a process of distilling cold liquids through coffee grounds

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The Game (of Thrones) is up for nerdy wine fans

01 Dec 2016

What’s the right drink to serve nerds on the rare occasions they leave their parents’ basements for a social event?


Belgian beer added to Unesco 'world heritage' list Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Recognition comes two years after it was requested by Belgium’s Germanophone community

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Innis & Gunn raises £2.5m in crowdfunding campaign Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The fundraising values the brewer at almost £50m and put a 4.8% stake in the hands of 2,012 investors.

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Carlsberg to ‘revitalise’ Export brand with £15m revamp Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The overhaul marks the first step in updating the brewer’s core portfolio

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Robinsons adds orange variant to redesigned Squash'd range

29 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The ‘most requested flavour ever’ replaces Orange & Peach

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Sibling adds cranberries & clementine peel gin Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The limited winter edition is ‘luxuriously fruity with a bitter sweet finish’


Costa to launch nationwide recycling scheme for cups

28 Nov 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Recycling racks will be installed at more than 2,000 Costa stores from the end of January

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Britvic incubator WiseHead unveils London Essence Co mixers

28 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The supplier is seeking a piece of the action in the fast-growing premium mixers category

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Hi-Spirits launches Christmas gift packs for key brands Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Each Southern Comfort, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Scapegrace Gin and Paddy Irish Whiskey pack includes a 70cl bottle

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Budweiser alcohol-free Prohibition set for UK launch

24 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The 0.0% abv beer was registered with the IPO last month

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Energy brand Boost taps protein trend with milk drink

24 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Launching in January, the NPD will be the first of a number of developments aimed at growing the brand

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Baileys launches £3.6m Don't Mind If I... festive ad push

23 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The limited edition 50cl Chocolat Luxe variant will be added to the drink’s range permanently

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Bordeaux Wine Council Christmas campaign plays up 'diversity'

23 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Push aims to capture the attention of younger shoppers

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Lia Rutter opens second Bargain Booze outlet in Macclesfield Subscription

23 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Rutter has secured investment from Royal Bank of Scotland to open the store

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'Bath of sugary drinks' claim challenged Subscription

22 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The BSDA says data shows teenagers’ sugar intake from soft drinks is down 8%

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Diageo workers vote to strike over pension cuts Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Diageo is facing mass walkouts across its Scottish bottling operations in the run up to Christmas as staff voted for industrial action over pension cuts.

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Eden Brewery rapped for 'violent' Psycho beer messaging

21 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Brand’s promotional language to change following Portman Group ruling

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Coco Community coconut water set to make UK debut

21 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

The premium Vita Coco sister brand will launch in Waitrose and Whole Foods Market

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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

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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


Presenting The Grocer Drink Awards

10 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The toast of the drinks industry gathered for a lavish ceremony to celebrate the inaugural The Grocer Drink Awards

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The Grocer Drink Awards winners are unveiled

08 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Heineken and TWE picked up trophies alongside Wychwood Brewery and Dunnet Bay Distillerrs

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The Grocer Drink Awards land with a splash!

07 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The winners of the Grocer Drink Awards are about to be revealed. Join us for all the action

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Ocado is sure to get more sophisticated than the Peroni button Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

‘Push the Peroni’ may look like copycat technology, but it is a sign of things to come

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China's thirst for red wine grapes hikes Aussie varieties Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Prices for Australian wine grapes are bouncing back due to a growing thirst for red in China

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Purdey's Edge Multivitamin Fruit Drink: acid test Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Purdey’s was the original ‘energy’ drink, popular on film sets to revive flagging thespians


Could nutritional labelling actually boost sales of beer? Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Originally the move was conceived as ‘the right thing to do’ from a CSR perspective

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Are independent retailers stealing the wine show? Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By James Halliwell

Five years on from the dark days of 2011, how has the independent off-licence sector evolved to cope?

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Can the can save beer & cider? Alcohol category report 2016 Video Subscription

06 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

As Brits plump for posher drinks such as craft gin and fizz, beer and cider are losing out

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