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SodaStream promotes Sumen Rannie to drive its growth ambitions Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

SodaStream has created a commercial director position as part of ambitious UK growth plans

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Tennent's Lager beats rivals with on-pack calorie statistics Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The C&C Group brand has stolen a march on drinks suppliers Diageo, Treasury Wine Estates and AB InBev

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Currencies and Coca-Cola volume drop hit CCE revenues Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Full year revenues at Coca-Cola Enterprises plunged 15% last year as currency movements impacted sales already hit by declining Coca-Cola volumes.

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Ribena rolls out lower-sugar Pineapple & Passion Fruit line

11 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Ribena Light Pineapple & Passion Fruit has only 0.5g of sugar compared with the original

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Zeo pushes its lower sugar on neck labels

11 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The label reads ‘I’m only 1.5 teaspoons of sugar per serving’

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There's A Beer For That hosts matching event at John Lewis

11 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

Department store happening follows confirmation of £5m funding for 2016

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

10 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Japanese brewer Asahi has agreed a deal with AB InBev to acquire Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime for €2.55bn.


Carlsberg slumps to £270m loss as premium boosts Heineken profits Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Heineken and Carlsberg have reported mixed fortunes for 2015, with the Dutch brewer increasing profits and its Danish counterpart slumping to a massive loss.

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Friday Beer Co aims to emulate BrewDog with £150k crowd bid Subscription

09 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

A brewery founded by three scientists is raising money from the crowd to help fulfil its ambitions

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Up&Go and Nutribix breakfast brands win listings

08 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Up&Go to be available from One Stop, CostCo and WH Smith; Nutribix wins nationwide listings with Tesco

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Wine and spirits industry calls for 2% cut to duty Subscription

08 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Chancellor has been urged to “build on his admirable decisions at the past two Budgets”…


Kenyan tea prices eased by better harvest outlook Subscription

06 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

Kenyan tea prices have dropped below $3.50 per kg (£2.40) for the first time since last June


9,000 bottles of fake Champagne found in shed by Italian police Subscription

05 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Counterfeit Moët & Chandon labels worth €1.8m were also discovered

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Malibu gets pineapple 70cl variant

04 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

Pernod Ricard said flavoured spirits were the biggest flavoured category in beers, wines and spirits

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Rebel Kitchen seals deal for Unoco coconut water brand Subscription

03 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

A relaunch is planned for the late spring

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Finn O'Driscoll moves from SHS Group to become CBL Drinks CEO

02 Feb 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

O’Driscoll previously headed up the SHS Group drinks division

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SodaStream launches £2m 'less lugging' TV ad campaign

02 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Push follows “significant success” in other parts of Europe…

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If Carlsberg did trolleys... beer brand goes electric

01 Feb 2016 | By James Halliwell

Carlsberg claims to have launched the best shopping trolley in the world

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WKD adds passionfruit-flavoured Blush variant

29 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The rosé-coloured drink is only the brand’s second variant, after Iron Brew, to identify its flavour on the bottle

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Love Smoothies: healthy drinks trio wins Sainsbury's listing

29 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The new flavours were created with former Fat Duck chef Stefan Cosser

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Vita Coco to offer island getaway in on-pack competition Subscription

28 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The offer will feature on two million packs of the coconut water brand from 1 February

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Today's Group to offer retailer guides on wine and craft beer

28 Jan 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wine guide includes list of 20 bestsellers in the convenience channel

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Kopparberg puts name to lager for the first time Subscription

28 Jan 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Kopparberg Fruit Lager Lemon & Lime will make its debut in Asda at the end of February

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Beck’s adds lemon line to non-alcoholic Blue beer offering

27 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The fruit flavoured beer is listed by Sainsbury’s in a 6x275ml pack

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Sara Gamay, Press'd Coffee, on MC Hammer and coffee lovers Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

My first job was as a salesperson at a popular teenage clothing store in the US. I loved my employee discount

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Guinness takes anti-prejudice message to the party Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Guinness’ ‘Made of More’ push continues with the story of John Hammond, a New York jazz DJ and talent scout


Millennials and the future of premium spirits Subscription

04 Feb 2016 | By Gavin Cleaver

With more and more US spirits makers training their eyes on the UK, what are the key US trends worth watching out for?

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Acid Test: Pow Sparkling Energy Water - Cranberry & Apple Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

Pow (short for powerful) was brought to market to offer an energy drink that was both low in sugar and milder in caffeine

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Why Heineken wants to make moderation 'cool' Subscription

21 Jan 2016

Committed to a dry January? What if we could make moderation cool all year long?

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Ribena Winter Spice: Acid Test Subscription

08 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

UK consumers are increasingly trying to moderate their alcohol intake

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Coffee supply crisis reports played down Subscription

08 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

Coffee suppliers and commodities experts have played down fears of an impending “coffee crisis”

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Share price winners and losers in 2015: from Fever-Tree to Tesco Subscription

07 Jan 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks plc lifts the spirits, while Sainsbury’s picks on one of the many depressed retail and supplier stocks 

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Coffee pods boom as hot drinks cool Subscription

18 Dec 2015

Coffee is injecting some much needed growth into the hot beverages category

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Britvic tops CCE in battle of soft drinks Subscription

18 Dec 2015

Pepsi is once again top of the pops after delivering 5.9% growth for Britvic


Giants clash as bottled water booms Subscription

18 Dec 2015

The UK soft drinks sector is a land of giants

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Price cuts hit beer as cider sales go flat Subscription

18 Dec 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

It’s all gone pear shaped in cider. Once the category darling, cider shrunk by value and volume

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