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Britvic first quarter revenues slide on tough UK trading conditions

27 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Britvic has announced a 1.4% fall in GB revenues amid “challenging trading conditions”, but insists it remains confident of hitting full year profit expectations.

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SABMiller hit by third quarter China slowdown

21 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Peroni brewer SABMiller has reported a 1% dip in third quarter lager volumes, driven by a significant decline in China.

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Spar toasts sparkling Christmas thanks to own-label sales Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Spar has posted a sparkling set of Christmas trading results, with a little help from sales of its own-label Prosecco…

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Carslberg to change Special Brew in Responsibility Deal pledge Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Carlsberg Special Brew is facing radical changes in the face of an industry crackdown on super-strength alcohol…

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English Garden Tea saved from administration by Blue Cap Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Speciality drinks supplier English Garden Tea has been given a new lease of life after being rescued from administration…

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Echo Falls and Two Dogs founder unveil alcohol-free wine drink

08 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Echo Falls has teamed up with Dave Pahl - founder of pioneering 90s alcopop Two Dogs - to launch an alcohol-free wine alternative.

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Nichols reports second half sales boost on international growth

08 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Global branded soft drinks group Nichols has reported UK sales ahead of the market and international sales that delivered double digit growth in the second half of its financial year.

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Chilean wine secures major Sky sponsorship deal

07 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Casillero del Diablo to feature on 55,000 TV films

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Liberation Group acquires Butcombe Brewery

06 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Jersey-based brewer and pubco Liberation Group is to expand its on-trade and retail footprint in Britain after acquiring Bristol’s Butcombe Brewery.

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Soft drink launches helps PureCircle sales to fizz

05 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Sugar substitute producer PureCircle is expecting increased profitability for the first half as sales grew 24% on the back of contracts with Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

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Kopparberg adds strawberry & lime drink to non-alcohol range

23 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Sweden’s Kopparberg has expanded its alcohol-free range ahead of ‘dry January’…

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Giant Grey Goose vodka ad spans the walls at Bank Tube station

23 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Grey Goose has taken over the whole of the northbound Northern Line platform at London’s Bank Tube…

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Tetley in £13m ad push as sales fall 12%

22 Dec 2014 | By Amy North

Tetley’s Tea Folk have been given a movie-style CGI makeover…


Tetley launches Super Green Tea range with added vitamins Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Tetley is hoping to warm up its falling sales with a £13m push and a new green tea range with proven health benefits, whic…


World Cup helped kick lager sales back into growth Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Lager has returned to volume growth in the supermarkets after three years of decline…

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Little Miracles launches its first Fairtrade-certified drink

15 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Natural energy drink Little Miracles has developed its first Fairtrade-certified drink…

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Campaign calls for 2% duty cut on wine and spirits

15 Dec 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Chancellor George Osborne is being urged to cut duty on wine and spirits by 2%, with a campaign claiming it would remove an unfair tax burden of British drinkers and give a £1.5bn boost to the public finances in 2015.

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Registration scheme 'massive boost' for alcohol traders Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

A new registration scheme for alcohol wholesalers is on its way to being enshrined in law…

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Nick Canney becomes UK & Ireland MD at Innocent

12 Dec 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Smoothie maker Innocent has ramped up its executive team as it seeks to reverse falling UK sales…


Big four slash booze brand prices lower than last Xmas Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Supermarkets are offering shoppers a very merry Christmas this year – with many major drinks brands cheaper…

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Brookfield Drinks secures UK rights to Super Bock

12 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Leading Portuguese beer brand Super Bock will become widely available in the UK for the first time.

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A lotta bottle: Tesco selling Methuselah of Champagne

11 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Tesco is selling six-litre Methuselah bottles of Lanson White Label Champagne in four London stores.

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Pear cider sales down 29% as decline accelerates Subscription

10 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Accelerating decline in sales of pear cider has knocked more than a quarter off the value of the market in the year to September

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Jameson and AA team up for drink-drive campaign

09 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Jameson whiskey is featuring in this year’s anti-drink driving campaign from Pernod Ricard and the AA.


I'll drink to that Subscription

23 Dec 2014 | Updated: 06 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Typical: we learn of one of the biggest industry breakthroughs in cutting the amount of alcohol the nation knocks back through a mistake…

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Jack Daniel’s racks up £26.3m growth Video

19 Dec 2014 | By Rob Brown

Supermarket spirit sales are booming, and premium brands are taking much of the glory. In our fifth and final video to mark the launch of…


Soft drinks: bottled water sales boom while squash and cordials plummet Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Simon Creasey

One of the biggest stories from last year’s Top Products Survey was the phenomenal growth enjoyed by bottled water….

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Alcohol: Prosecco tops an uplifting year for alcoholic drinks Subscription

17 Dec 2014 | By Rob Brown

Heroes emerge from the unlikeliest of places at times of war. In the price war, they’ve stepped out of the booze aisles…


Adult soft drinks category report 2014

13 Dec 2014 | Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | By Simon Creasey

The adult soft drinks market is not quite on the rocks, but for the first time in the past five years its growth rate has fallen behind that…

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Soft drinks: war on sugar sours juice sector sales Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Simon Creasey

If you’re looking for a casualty from the war on sugar, you’ve found it. While carbonates, energy drinks and sweets escaped relatively lightly, juices &


Focus on Adult Soft Drinks: a splash of inspiration... Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Simon Creasey

The adult soft drinks market is not quite on the rocks, but for the first time in the past five years its growth rate has …

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This ain’t your grandma’s sherry Subscription

09 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

I recently moved into a shared house in London – the sort of home typical of late twenty-somethings in the capital priced out of the…

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Blossom Hill's Marty Spate: Big Interview Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

On a brief visit to the UK, Marty Spate, master winemaker at Blossom Hill, talks wine snobs, creating crowd pleasing wine, going global and Christmas.

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Soft drinks slowdown: poor weather or price war? Subscription

04 Dec 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Last week it was Britvic, now it’s AG Barr talking of a second half slowdown in the UK soft drinks market.

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No delay on Deal report

04 Dec 2014

We were surprised by the claim in The Grocer that the Responsibility Deal evaluation report is “delayed until at least 2016”…

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Girls' night out reminds us to get the Baileys in

28 Nov 2014 | By Mark Dishman

The glad rags are on, the friends are assembled and the taxis are hailed…

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