Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Tastes More Like Coke ad

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar gets £4.5m Tastes More Like Coke push Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Activations include a 20-second TV commercial that will run until the end of February

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Rejuvenation Water launches £150k crowdfunding pitch Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks start-up Rejuvenation Water is seeking £150,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to tap into growing consumer demand for low-sugar alternatives to fizzy drinks.


Alcohol industry calls for Budget cut in beer duty Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Move would ’encourage investment, protect jobs and improve confidence in the sector’

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Ethical spirits brand Fair adds acai-based liqueur

16 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The launch forms part of the company’s aim of “taking the concept of drinking responsibly to the next level”

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Portman Group clears drinks makers over 'down-in-one' lines Subscription

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Harmful drinking claims rejected in first major test case of Chief Medical Offer’s new recommendations

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AB InBev brings alcohol-free Franziskaner beer to UK Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Franziskaner Alkoholfrei is a bottled golden-coloured wheat brew with hints of citrus, banana and spice

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Gin drives spirits boom as shoppers enjoy boozy Christmas Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits splashed out £136m on gin this Christmas as booze outpaced the wider festive grocery market

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Coke Christmas tour 'should be banned' say health experts Subscription

11 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola strongly defended the use of the truck in its marketing

Lambrini limited edition Valentine's Day 2017

Halewood to roll out love-inspired Lambrini line

10 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The limited-edition trio is aimed at Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day

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Thatchers adds Stan's duo of lightly sparkling apple ciders Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Name is a nod to second-generation cidermaker Stan Thatcher

Savse Protein Range

Savse adds two new protein variants to Protein Punch Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD duo comprises Protein Smash and Protein Blast in 250ml bottles

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Asset sale boosts Maxxium UK’s profits as sales dip Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Premium whisky distributer Maxxium UK has reported a 56% jump in pre-tax profit largely due to the sale of a subsidiary business as its overall sales dipped in “challenging” conditions.

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Meantime Brewery sales and profits fizz on craft beer boom Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Increased sales in supermarkets of Meantime brands contributed to the £10m jump in revenues to £26.5m in the 15 months to 31 March 2016.

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There's A Beer For That drive to continue into 2017 Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The campaign has had its funding for 2017 confirmed

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Skinny plans low-cal lines in every alcohol category

05 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The NPD push will begin with a 5% abv cocktail  trio – Mojito, Cosmo and Margarita

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Revolution Waves zero-sugar soft drinks land at Tesco Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The drinks have gone on to shelves at 32 Tesco stores across Yorkshire

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Halewood plans whisky distillery in North Wales Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The project, referred to as Aber Falls, is set for the Aber depot in Abergwyngregyn

Heath & Heather Organic Detoxing Slim Tea

Heath & Heather unveils new look and Organic Super Tea Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD’s ingredients include ginseng root, turmeric and coriander seeds

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Innis & Gunn launches 0% abv beer for Dry January

03 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Innis & None is ‘the first of its kind’, claims the Scottish craft brewer


City snapshot: Britvic expands in Brazil with £54.5m juice acquisition Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Britvic has agreed a £54.5m deal to further grow its presence in Brazil with the acquisition of Bela Ischia Alimentos juice and concentrates business

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Clipper Tea awarded Best Campaign in The Grocer Top Campaigns Subscription

28 Dec 2016 | By James Halliwell

Other notable winners included Aldi’s Team GB campaign, winner of Best Supermarket Campaign…


Perfectly Clear water brand awarded Sugarwise kitemark Subscription

23 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The brand is the first flavoured water range to be certified by the scheme

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Yorkshire Tea celebrates tree campaign with Gruffalo packs

22 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The Yorkshire Tree campaign aims to plant a million trees in the UK and Kenya

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Bath Ales' craft brewery Beerd launches Alter Ego Subscription

21 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The move follows the launch of a summery limited-edition beer called Ego in May

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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

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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…

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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

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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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