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Trio of Scottish breweries secure new Asda listings

02 Sep 2015 | By Andrew Don

Asda’s Scottish stores are to stock 16 craft beers from a trio of local breweries in deals worth £325,000 in total.

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There's A Beer For That unveils digital push

01 Sep 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Beer industry campaign There’s A Beer For That (TABFT) has launched a series of five digital outdoor ads.

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Britvic launches first sugar-free Tango variant Subscription

01 Sep 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Britvic is introducing the first Tango variant to be entirely free of added or naturally occurring sugars.

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Black Sheep Brewery keeps moving with bottled craft beer trio Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Black Sheep Brewery is set to make an ambitious move into the modern craft arena

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Off-trade beer Q2 sales fall after strong 2014

28 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Sales of beer through grocers and off-licenses fell 6.2% to 3.7 million barrels

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Daily Cultures brews up a probiotic cuppa Subscription

27 Aug 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Mike Brehme has launched a range of probiotic teas that contain a patented strain of the ‘good bacteria’

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Shaken cocktail kits listed in Fortnum & Mason

27 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

A drinks company that offers make-at-home cocktail kits has won its first retail listings

Innis & Gun Bourbon Pale Ale

Innis & Gunn adds American-style bourbon-infused pale ale Subscription

26 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The beer launches in Tesco in September

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Meantime admits London Lager sometimes brewed in Netherlands

25 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Capacity constraints had sometimes made this unavoidable, the craft brewer said

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Irn Bru glass bottle return service ended by AG Barr

19 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The popular 750ml glass bottle line including brands Irn Bru, Cream Soda and Cola will all still be available

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Prosecco sales rocket as Champagne volumes slump Subscription

19 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Brits are now buying four times as much Prosecco as Champagne

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Carlsberg's reported profits tumble 12% amid warning Subscription

19 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The brewer’s beer volumes sold in Eastern Europe fell by 18%, which resulted in a 5% fall worldwide

Tesco wines

Sour grapes as Tesco puts a cork in its Wine Community

19 Aug 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Demise comes as Tesco wine range falls victim to range rationalisation

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Corona brings the beach to London with Old Street event

18 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The brand created a mini beach with deckchairs, palm trees and a Corona bar

Pussy energy drink

Pussy energy drink gets brand revamp

18 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The brand is also introducing a 79p price-marked can for the first time, after previously offering a £1 PMP

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Craft beer boom pushes boozy trademark applications up 12%

17 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

City law firm RPC has said 1,485 trade marks for beer products were registered in 2014, compared to 1,331 in 2013

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Premier Estates Wine faces 'Taste the Bush' backlash

14 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Angry consumers have taken to social media to declare the digital push “sexist”, “vulgar” and “childish”

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Zeo puts its low-sugar drinks in cans

13 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Brand is rolling slimline 99p price-marked cans into Booker and Bestway this month

Bernard Hickin

Jacob's Creek chief winemaker to retire

12 Aug 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Bernard Hickin joined the business (then G Gramp & Sons) in 1976, the same year the brand was officially launched

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Ribena ramps up 'no added sugar' offer with two new lines Subscription

12 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Ribena has expanded its RTD No Added Sugar (NAS) juice drinks with two new variants

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Premier Estates Wine urges consumers to 'Taste the Bush'

11 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The brand’s first ad campaign ”aims to debunk the pompous blandness of the category”

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Cantona swims the channel... kind of

11 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Kronenbourg has revealed the truth behind Eric Cantona’s pledge to ‘swim the Channel’

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Courvoisier launches luxury fragrances

11 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Each of the two Célébration Sensorielle gift boxes contains a 70cl teardrop-shaped bottle of Courvoisier

Carling kit pack

Mourinho, Wenger and Carling: Beer to partner with football managers

10 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The deal will see the League Managers Association support a number of consumer promotional programmes

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Orange supply squeeze puts pressure on juice suppliers Subscription

22 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

An expected shortage of fresh oranges from Spain is set to squeeze juice supplies

Wine

As drinkers cut back, booze brands must look to push posh Subscription

20 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Brits are eager to cut down on the booze, new research from Mintel shows

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Coca-Cola European Partners 'set to fire up new era of NPD' Subscription

14 Aug 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Last week’s €28bn mega-merger could help drive greater brand development away from Coca-Cola’s core carbonated products

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Could crafty US trends save the British boozer? Subscription

12 Aug 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Pubs are closing but microbreweries are booming. So how can we square this circle?

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Tea suppliers soaking up two-year price high Subscription

30 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Suppliers are paying a two-year high for Kenyan tea – but deep discounting means shoppers are not splashing out any extra…

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OC&C Global 50: Alcohol sales go flat but time not yet called on global potential Subscription

13 Jul 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

On the surface the global alcohol giants were amongst the worst performers in the 2015 OC&C Global 50, but the sector still looks well positioned for longer-term global growth.

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Focus on beer & cider 2015 Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

A year ago cider was booming. Now, in absolute volume terms, it’s the sector’s worst performer. Why?…

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Beer & cider category report 2015

26 Jun 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Is cider’s slight slide over the past year just a blip or a sign of things to come?

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Focus on energy drinks 2015

22 Jun 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Critics say sugar and caffeine levels in energy drinks are dangerous and addictive. What are brands doing to allay fears?

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Energy drinks category report 2015

19 Jun 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Natalie Brown

How are sales holding up? And what are energy drinks players doing to counter the criticisms?

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Surreal, anarchic ad fits Tango tradition Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Mark Dishman

There’s something of the anarchic spirit of fellow orange drink Irn-Bru in Tango’s new ad…

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Is a sale or break-up on the cards for Diageo? Subscription

08 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

It’s Diageo’s turn as the latest international fmcg company that acquisition-hungry 3G Capital has its eyes on

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