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How badly has the Russian crisis hit the global brewers? Subscription

21 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Stone, Alec Mattinson

Russia is yet to slap an import ban on western beer, but the global brewers are still haemorrhaging sales in the region as political tensions show few signs of easing.

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AB InBev scores World Cup beer boost in Q2

31 Jul 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Beer sales during the World Cup boosted the UK fortunes of Belgian brewery giant AB InBev.

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Nick Rose hired by Blakemore Wholesale to grow Lifestyle Express

22 Jun 2014 | By Sara Spary

Blakemore Wholesale has hired a stores group director to bolster its retail portfolio for Lifestyle Express…

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Portman Group says voluntary action is tackling alcohol abuse Subscription

16 Aug 2014 | By Sarah Hanratty

From this week’s headlines, you wouldn’t think the overwhelming majority of adults in the UK drink responsibly…

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Alcohol abuse: no harm in providing more information

16 Aug 2014 | By Adam Leyland

“Alcoholic drink pictorial health warnings a step too far but what’s the harm in providing more information?”…

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Go along for the ride!

23 Aug 2014

Sir: The number of UK shoppers using click & collect is poised to more than double by 2017, but are retailers prepared for the potential impact on their brand experience combined with the added logistical complexity? The key consideration in retail logistics ...

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Smaller, faster purchases

23 Aug 2014

Sir: Research released by the Future High Streets Forum indicating a “retail resurgence” presents great opportunities for c-stores nationwide (’High street enjoying convenience retail resurgence, report claims, thegrocer.co.uk, 29 July). While these smaller stores can lead the way and save our struggling high street, they will need to understand the latest shopper habits and make agile decisions. Embracing the latest innovations that enhance the customer experience ...

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