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Magners gets 'more striking' new packs and adds rip tops Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The new look will be rolled out across all cans and bottles from this week

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There's A Beer For That hits Central England Co-op aisles Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Central England Co-operative has launched a new tie-up with the There’s A Beer For That campaign

SAB Miller beer brand Peroni

City snapshot: SABMiller to sell Central and Eastern European businesses Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

AB InBev to sell all of SABMiller’s Central and Eastern European businesses

Tennent's Lager

C&C Group signs deal to distribute Tennent's in India

29 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Brewer C&C Group has continued to ramp up its international expansion with the announcement of a partnership with Mahou India to distribute Tennent’s in the country.

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Interbev adds international and boutique drinks arm

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Its first partners include Barcelona beer Moritz and Karlsbrau UrPils lager from Germany

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British gin and wine drives boom in booze exports to the US Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The total amount of beer, wine and spirits shipped to the States was valued at £361m

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Rekorderlig rolls out canned Cider Cocktail trio Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The range comprises three variants: Passionfruit Gimlet, Wild Berries Bramble and Swedish Punch

Vimto owner Nichols sales propped up by acquisitions Subscription

27 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Vimto maker Nichols is set to relaunch its no-added sugar brands ahead of the summer.

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SABMiller investor sells half its shares for £1bn Subscription

26 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

One of the largest shareholders in SABMiller has sold half its stake in the brewing giant for just more than £1bn.

Nuva

Nuva aims to shake up drinks sector with £1m funding Subscription

26 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Flavoured bottled water brand Nuva has raised £1m in development funding to capitalise on consumer demand to reduce sugar consumption.

Camden Brewery

Camden Town Brewery to open new facility in Enfield Subscription

25 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The £20m investment comes months after the craft brewer’s acquisition by AB InBev

Bestway

Bestway lines up summer promotion for wine brands Subscription

23 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway is launching a wine festival promotion in time for the category’s summer sales spike

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BrewDog misses £25m crowdfunding target Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

BrewDog has raised £19m from its latest crowdfunding round but fell £6m short of its £25m target.

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Soft drinks vendetta called into question by obesity study Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Rob Brown

New data also suggests no correlation, positive or negative, between consumption of diet cola and obesity

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Asda teams up with JW Filshill's Craft Beer Clan Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JW Filshill has struck a deal with Asda to supply 61 stores with craft beer from Scottish microbreweries

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Pernod Ricard growth declines in Q3 as Chinese new year comes early Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Pernod Ricard has increased organic sales 1% in the third quarter to €1.86bn but growth went backwards as a result of the earlier Chinese New Year.

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Cawston Press adds Gooseberry and Cucumber & Mint to range

21 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The ‘quintessentially British’ variants join Cloudy Apple, Rhubarb, Ginger Beer and Elderflower Lemonade

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Accolade Wines profit rises despite turnover fall Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The supplier this week reported pre-tax profits of £28.1m in the year to 30 June 2015, up from £18.8m in 2014

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Tempranillo expert Campo Viejo tries its hand at a white Rioja Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

A blend of wines made from viura and tempranillo blanco grapes is arriving in the multiples this month

Warner Edwards gin

Warner Edwards wins £150k to ‘turbo-charge’ growth Subscription

20 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Craft gin producer secures £150k to invest in capacity after winning a national competition for small and medium-sized businesses.

Guinness

Guinness to back Brewers Project Hop House 13 with TV push

20 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The film traces the journey of the premium-crafted lager from its creation to people’s first sip

Asahi Super Big

Asahi agrees £2bn deal for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime Subscription

19 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Exclusive talks between AB InBev and Asahi since February result in £2bn deal for premium lager brands Peroni and Grolsch, as well as London brewery Meantime.

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Coke Zero to be replaced with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Subscription

19 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The new line, ‘closer in flavour to red Coke’, will be backed by a multimillion investment

Stock Spirits

Stock Spirits CEO steps down Subscription

18 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Stock Spirits CEO Chris Heath has bowed to shareholder pressure and announced he is stepping down

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Idris Elba helps make dreams come true with Purdey's Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Mark Dishman

In this follow-up ad, the actor asks a succession of trembling mortals what they want to be when they grow up

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Gin: from mother’s ruin to Britannia’s anti-a-Gin tonic Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Let’s raise two glasses – one of gin and one of scotch – to a prosperous future for the UK’s distillers

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Soft Drinks Category Report 2016 Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Britain is the fat man of Europe. Soft drinks are being blamed but new data shows a different story…

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Foster's new hero goes on the hunt for a new career Subscription

20 Apr 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Foster’s has a new hero: a ginger fella who works at a dry-cleaners

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Wine Category Report 2016

15 Apr 2016 Updated: 18 Apr 2016

So what has turned Britain into a nation of wine lovers? What’s driven overall wine prices up 0.5%?

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Wine Category Report 2016 Subscription

14 Apr 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

Britain has become a nation of fizz fanciers, having knocked back 40 million litres of Prosecco last year

Germany: Algae Drink

Stevia, sugar and bowel-loosening algae drinks

30 Mar 2016 | By Rob Brown

Anyone for a refreshing glass of algae?

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Soft drinks left carrying the can with sugar levy Subscription

24 Mar 2016 | By Ian Quinn

With 54% of soft drink SKUs set to be subject to the sugar levy how will suppliers respond?

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Bottled Water Category Report 2016 Subscription

18 Mar 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Sales are booming as consumers turn from sugary soft drinks. But will possibilities for clever marketing and NPD run dry?

George Osborne

The sugar tax: cleverly crafted all round Subscription

18 Mar 2016 | By Adam Leyland

It is unthinkable that the soft drinks industry will not continue its journey of innovation and reformulation

BrewDog brewery

James Watt wasn't the real villain in BrewDog BBC debacle Subscription

14 Mar 2016 | By Gavin Cleaver

Watt was set up for a fall, and he took it

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Can craft brewing survive the influx of big brewers? Subscription

03 Mar 2016 | By Gavin Cleaver

At last week’s Craft Beer Rising festival, one didn’t have to look hard to find gutsy independents willing to let rip at the ‘big guys’

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