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Scotch whisky wins extra protection in Australia

16 Apr 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Scotch whisky has been given extra protection in Australia from fake products, after the name was registered as a trademark.

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Cream Egg alcohol shots hit discounter shelves for Easter

16 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

One Manchester-based supplier is hoping Easter will get messy for reasons other than chocolate with the launch of Cream Egg alcohol shots.

Panda soft drinks

Panda soft drinks aim to make a splash with new design

16 Apr 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Soft drinks brand Panda has toned down its packaging in a bid to get away from its fizzy drinks image – three years after parent company Nichols axed the Panda Pops range.

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Bottled water category report 2014

31 Mar 2014 | By Bernadette John

Bottled water is booming. Analysis suggests that category value and volume growth is far outpacing that of grocery overall.


Juices and smoothies category report 2014

03 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Despite some sensationalist recent headlines, juices & smoothies are actually performing better than a year ago…

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Duty fraud: we need legislation to help stamp it out Subscription

16 Mar 2013 | By Steve Parfett

With the Budget days away, I will illustrate the imbalance in importance of anti-duty fraud measures proposed by HMRC…

Booze price control is no fix Subscription

15 Dec 2012 | By Malcolm Hepworth

One of the ways in which I contribute to the local community is as a magistrate…


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Nestlé can gain from Mondelez’s pods

20 Feb 2014

Nestlé may yet find that Mondelez’s move into the category provides a very interesting uplift in sales…

Flexibility and the ASA

03 Feb 2014

Less attention has been given to one aspect of the ASA’s ruling on Lucozade that permits some welcome flexibility…

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