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The Cotswold Distillery secures £1.5m in funding round as craft spirits demand soars Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The Cotswold Distillery has raised more than £1.5m in a fundraising round to keep up with higher-than-expected demand for its new whisky.

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Northern Ireland faeces incident ‘isolated’ says Coca-Cola Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

All of the product from the affected batch was immediately impounded and will not be sold

Superfly soft drink by Firefly

Firefly launches limited-edition botanical non-alcoholic drink

28 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Called Superfly, the drink was devised by cocktail expert Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan

Pearl River Beer

China's Pearl River lager to make UK debut Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The light and hoppy Cantonese lager will arrive in Morrisons in May

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AG Barr profits sparkle as Irn Bru maker cuts sugar across its range Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in the Irn-Bru maker fizzed 2.2% higher to 559.5p on the back of its results in the year to 28 January.

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Britvic adds Robinsons Refresh’d to healthier drinks lineup Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

NPD comes after healthy options buoyed category in 2016, according to supplier’s new report

Jaw Brew's Hardtack beer made with bread

Leftover rolls create low-abv beer Hardtack in Glasgow

28 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The NPD was developed by microbrewery Jaw Brew and bakery Aulds

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Singha beer poured into cans in time for Thai New Year Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The brand had previously been available in a bottle only

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Nisa looks for booze sales boost with second Cider Festival

28 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The promotion will feature brands such as Rekorderlig, Stella Artois Cidre, Kopparberg, Magners and Old Mout

Penny Blue VSOP from Berry Bros & Rudd

Berry Bros & Rudd adds third rum to Penny Blue range Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

VSOP joins XO and Single Cask variants as a lower priced option

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Cramele Recas to launch first Sole orange wine Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

From early April, 7,500 limited-edition bottles will be available via Copestick Murray

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Post-Brexit border delays risk alcohol smuggling resurgence Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association said the UK faced “delays and gridlock”


Moju secures first major supermarket listing in Waitrose Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Veggie juice start-up Moju has secured its first major supermarket listing as part of the food-to-go offering in Waitrose.

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Tennent's unveils Caledonia trio of premium ales Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The new 5% abv lineup is aimed at younger shoppers

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Fever-Tree to take on Coke in US dark spirits battle Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Premium mixer brand Fever-Tree is targeting winning market share from the North American soft drinks giants as it looks to build the US into its largest market.


Hops specialist Charles Faram secures £6m bank funding to meet growing US demand Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Hops merchant Charles Faram has expanded its presence in the US to fuel the craft beer boom after securing a £6m bank funding package.

Carling Cider, Black Fruits variant

Black Fruits flavour added to Carling Cider canned lineup Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The variant is a blend of blueberries, blackberries and blackcurrant

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PepsiCo plans experiential activity for all brands Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Kristin Patrick said brands could no longer afford to simply rely on big-budget TV ads

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Biddenden launches lighter abv sparkling cider duo Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Biddies 5 and Biddies 8 will go on sale next month priced at £3 and £5 respectively

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Fanta Orange reformulated to contain a third less sugar Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Coca-Cola European Partners set to pour the soda into a twisted plastic bottle

DrinkIQ from Diageo, body processing alcohol

Diageo unveils Drink IQ tool to aid responsible drinking Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The platform debunks common myths about alcohol and tests users’ knowledge

Tesco craft beer aisle

Tesco overhauls beers, wine and spirits to give more space to craft and own label Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco says the changes “better reflect the way customers shop”


Swoope app allows restaurant coffee chain pre-ordering

22 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Swoope, currently live in Birmingham, is working with independent bars and food-to-go retailers like Costa Coffee

Somewhere 6 Cidre

Premium French cidre brand 6 Somewhere makes UK supermarket debut Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Produced in partnership with two top French cidre makers in Normandy, the 6 Somewhere lineup contains 100% apples…

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The Big Interview: Dan Jago, CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

Two years ago, the oldest bottle shop in London was in trouble. It turned to former Tesco wine director Dan Jago


Did reset or price row lead to Tesco's Heineken cull? Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some Heineken brands axed by Tesco were doing well, and mainstream brands from rivals have gained more space

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Water margin: Bottled water category report 2017 Video Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Lusher

Bottled water sales are up 7% in a sector where people are happy to pay a premium

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A square meal bottled: Dairy drinks category report 2017 Video Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Robyn Vinter

Dairy drinks are muscling in on space previously dominated by pop with nutritionally rich products

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Can Bud Light win over UK drinkers this time round? Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Even in an age of obesity, the low-calorie message may misfire


Coffee prices rise in mults as suppliers face cost increases Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are paying more for coffee in the mults after major supplier Nestlé reportedly hiked supply-side prices


Dry January is a challenge for industry as well as individuals Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Anthony Myers

New research has revealed that dry January campaigns are having a lasting effect on the nation’s drinking habits … but will it last?

Special Brew

Who should carry the can for super-strength ruling? Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Portman Group blames gaps in the CMO’s recommendations

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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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