Laithwaite's and eBay look to get wine lovers in the mood Subscription

22 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The wine specialist is the first to use eBay’s new ‘mood marketing’ tool

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Minimum alcohol unit pricing approved in Scottish Parliament Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The minimum price of 50p per unit would take a standard 70cl bottle of spirits to at least £14

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The Famous Grouse goes outside for £2m Christmas push Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

It’s the biggest Yuletide campaign for the whisky brand to date

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Cott and Refresco's UK sales drop as soft drinks face squeeze Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Cott’s UK sales fell 7.8% to £266m in the year to 2 January 2015

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Wine producer McGuigan expands Black Label with Malbec variety Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The red wine rolls into Morrisons from 1 November (rsp: £7)

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Carlsberg to sell Celia gluten-free lager in the UK Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The Danish brewer will be distributing two of the craft brewer’s variants from 1 November

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SodaStream UK names Robert Harley as new sales director

20 Oct 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

He will take responsibility for developing UK sales strategy at a buoyant time for the US-listed business

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Vimto highlights heritage with first fudge line

20 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Handmade Vintage is made in partnership with Gardiners of Scotland

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C&C Group sells Shepton Mallet Cider Mill to Brothers Drinks Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The deal follows C&C’s announcement in January that it would close the mill by end of summer

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Devil's Peak readies King's Blockhouse UK craft beer launch Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The brewer has appointed independent brewer Charles Wells as its UK distributor

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Smirnoff #whatwebring YouTube advert survives complaints

19 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Three complaints were submitted on behalf of the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council, but none were upheld

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Wine industry calls for support as Brexit drives up prices Subscription

19 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

An average bottle of wine coming from the EU would go up 29p, while wine from outside the EU would be 22p more expensive

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Lyme Bay adds Chardonnay to English wine portfolio Subscription

18 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The 2015 vintage Chardonnay is described as a dry white wine enriched with subtle buttery and stone fruit flavours


Tesco extends craft beer offering at Express stores

18 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The retailer is rolling out additional beers across 402 Express stores next week

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PepsiCo to slash sugar, fat and salt in soft drinks and snacks Subscription

17 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The company will reformulate the bulk of its food and drink products under its 2025 Sustainability Agenda…

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Portugal unveils plans for a sugar tax on soft drinks

17 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The tax is expected to raise the price of a standard 330ml can of Coca-Cola by 5.5 cents.

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Craft beer explosion behind record number of trademarks

17 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The number of beers registered with the Intellectual Property Office was up 12% year on year in 2015

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Asahi UK is formed following AB InBev and SAB Miller merger Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Japanese brewer’s acquisition of Miller Brands for €2.55bn (£2.3bn) was completed this week


Soft drinks makers call for sugar tax to cover milk drinks Subscription

12 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

BSDA claimed children at risk of obesity were more likely to be over-indulging in milkshakes than fizzy soft drinks

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Litmus Wines launches Ginking sparkling wine-gin combination

12 Oct 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The pre-mixed beverage is in a Victoriana style bottle and has an 8.5% abv

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Soft drinks industry needs to 'win back consumers' trust'

12 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Peter Harding admitted the soft drinks industry had lost the faith of many customers

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Hofmeister confirms its return as Bavarian craft beer Subscription

11 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The Grocer reported the low-alcohol beer’s revival last week

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Prosecco Speciale leads Spar's Christmas drinks line-up

11 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The bubbly comes in a flute-shaped bottle to convey its premium credentials

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Fuller's launches #FindFlavour push for Frontier ale brand

11 Oct 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The push invites East Londoners to take photos of seemingly blank posters and post them on Instagram


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


Hip hops: why UK brewers are flocking to the US West Coast Video Subscription

06 Oct 2016 | By Rob Brown

I’m in Washington State with a bag of pungent green herbs. It stinks to high heaven

US: Black Tea Blending Kit

DIY coffee? Global innovations put hot drinks in your hands

28 Sep 2016 | By Maddie Maynard

We’ve searched the globe for some of the most exciting new launches in tea, coffee and beyond. Someone pop the kettle on…

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Bling It On! Spirits Category Report 2016 Subscription

16 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

Brits have spent an extra £108m on the hard stuff in the supers, as our thirst for premium brands grows

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Your Wine Questions Answered: simple and curious wine guide Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

When it comes to wine, my top questions include: ‘Is it wise to finish this bottle all by myself?’


Can coffee pod makers tackle their waste problem? Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

The capsule format keeps growing in popularity, so the pressure is on to provide environmentally friendly solutions

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Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016: key trends

08 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Fine food producers experiment with smoking, booze and ethics in our round-up of key trends from the show

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Is the tea party over? Hot beverages category report 2016 Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

The pound’s falling value since the EU referendum is forcing tea brands to review prices

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Coconut water: a fair target? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Rapid growth has created vulnerabilities. So what is the sector doing to safeguard standards and keep supply chains secure?


Infographic: The UK coconut water market at a glance

24 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

An overview of key data on market size, growth, production, labelling, country of origin and nutritional content for coconut water on sale in the UK

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