Coke rebrand raised

Marketing shake-up brings all Coca-Cola variants under single brand

05 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Coca-Cola has unveiled a radical marketing shake-up that will bring its four sub-brands under a single umbrella brand.

Lavazza biodegradable coffee capsule

Lavazza develops biodegradable espresso coffee pods

04 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Lavazza is set to bring biodegradable and compostable coffee machine pods to market by the end of this year.

Coke Elvis

Elvis and Marilyn pucker up for Coke Contour bottle ads

02 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Coca-Cola is marking the 100th anniversary of its Contour bottle with a marketing push

Grolsh 400 years

Molson Coors kicks off Grolsch 400th anniversary celebrations

02 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Molson Coors is marking the 400th anniversary of Grolsch with a £2.7m UK media campaign.

Bolney Wines

£80,000 of wine stolen from Sussex winery

02 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Bolney Wine Estate said the culprits had stolen almost 5,000 bottles from its warehouse at the estate near Haywards Heath

Dan Jago

Former drinks boss Dan Jago returning to Tesco following accounts probe

27 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Tesco’s former head of alcoholic drinks Dan Jago is returning to the business in March.

Pimms Strawberry

Diageo adds strawberry and mint drink to Pimm's range

27 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Diageo is expanding its Pimm’s range with the addition of a Strawberry With A Hint Of Mint flavour.

energy drinks

Sugar totals in energy drinks labelled "disgraceful"

26 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Research by Action on Sugar showed that out of a total of 197 energy drinks surveyed, 78% would receive a red label for sugars per serving

Somersby fruit flavours

Carlsberg takes Somersby cider into fruit flavoured market

24 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Carlsberg is looking to grab a slice of the fruit cider market with the launch of three new flavours under its Somersby brand.

hazy hog

Brewery brings trademark lawsuit against Magners

23 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Hogs Back Brewery launched cloudy cider Hazy Hog in 2013, Magners launched a portable cider dispense system called Cider Hog, using what Hogs Back believed to be a similar name and graphics

Glenlivet Founders Reserve Web

The Glenlivet launches new core expression

23 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

New product sees a higher proportion of whisky from first-fill American oak casks than 12 Year Old, lending some flavour similarities to bourbon

Glen's Vodka

Counterfeit Glen's Vodka found in several locations across the UK

20 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The bottles, which were sold by independent retailers in London, the Midlands and north Scotland, can be identified by two mistakes on the labelling

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Carslberg beer volumes fall 3% on Eastern Europe weakness Subscription

18 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Carlsberg’s UK business grew about 1% last year on the back of a growing off-trade business, the Danish brewer has reported.

Drink cans

Warm summer drives 2.4% rise in 2014 drink can volumes

18 Feb 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The UK canned drinks market has recorded its strongest performance to date - boosted by ‘the warmest year since 1910’.

Red Bull Tropical

Red Bull adds Tropical flavour to Editions range Subscription

18 Feb 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Red Bull is gearing up to add a Tropical flavour to its Editions portfolio.

Urban Orchard cider

Hawkes launches cider made with fruit from urban areas

17 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

London drinks company Hawkes has followed its alcoholic ginger beer with the launch of its first cider.

Saltaire XS

Saltaire to offer 'intense flavour' with new XS beer range

17 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Saltaire Brewery has launched a range of beers designed to offer intense flavour and high strength.

Boulvard Brewing co beers

Duvel Moortgat brings Boulevard Brewing Co beers to the UK

17 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Belgian craft brewer Duvel Moortgat is bringing beers from Boulevard Brewing Company to the UK market.

Ribena Tropical range

Ribena launches exotic holiday competition to promote Tropical range

16 Feb 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

The latest marketing push is designed to boost the profile of Ribena’s tropical range, which is currently in +48% value growth

Savse - The Full Range

Savse teams with Madeleine Shaw for digital campaign

13 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Cold-pressed smoothie brand Savse has launched a year-long digital marketing campaign.

Rosé Wine

UK Rioja wine imports up 10.3% year-on-year

13 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

UK imports of Rioja wine rose 10.3% in 2014 to 36.2 million litres.

Kingsland bottling Line

Kingsland to bottle New World wines for Marks & Spencer

13 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Marks & Spencer has for the first time appointed a UK bottler for New World wine.

Harrods food hall

Hot chocolate growth overtakes tea and coffee at Harrods

12 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Harrods cites breadth of flavours and seasonal peaks as reasons for growth of popular chocolate drink

Coffee beans

Supermarket coffee pod sales break the £100m barrier

11 Feb 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Coffee pod sales broke the £100m barrier last year as shoppers increasingly sought coffee shop-style cappuccinos and lattes in the home.

Prosecco

Focus on Wine & Champagne: 11 April

04 Mar 2015

Wine and Champagne is in strong growth, with value and volumes up. Look no further than the astounding growth of Prosecco.

Gary Lineker Walkers ad cement

Walkers' ad mistake shows creative boundaries can be difficult

03 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The latest Lineker-heavy crisp ad had to be pulled due to complaints

Supermarket Soft Drinks

Digital Feature - Soft Drinks 27 March

24 Feb 2015

The Grocer’s exciting programme of digital, online features continues in March with analysis of the soft drinks market

WKD redesign 2015

How traditional RTDs are fighting the rise of the newcomers Subscription

12 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

WKD is looking to shore up declining sales with a new look as it and other traditional RTDs continue to lose ground to newer products.

alcohol

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…

Jack Daniels FB post

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…

Ballygowan

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….

Haig Club

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…

Splash

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…

super smoothies

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 &

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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 …

Sherry Y...

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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