Surprisingly good pinot noir

Romanian wine brand Surprisingly Good launched by Halewood Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Halewood is launching a new Romanian wine brand that it hopes will boost consumer perceptions of Romanian wine

Sugar pouring out of a soft drinks can

Sugar intake from soft drinks decreases 1.7% in four years Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Figures compiled for The Grocer show a sharp decrease in the contribution soft drinks are making to sugar consumption in the UK.

Apple juice

Apple juice prices set to plunge in wake of Russian import ban Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Apple juice prices are set to tumble as juice makers take advantage of a record crop…


Black Sheep’s Cold Brew Coffee taps growing iced coffee trend Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Simon Creasey

 Robusta coffee brand Black Sheep Coffee is launching a Cold Brew Coffee next month

Aspall Cyder

Aspall cider develops new look for core range Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

 Cider manufacturer Aspall has revamped the branding across its core range, which is rolling out to stores now

Brancott Estate sauvignon gris

Brancott Estate puts focus on Sauvignon Gris

24 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Pernod Ricard is launching a year-long consumer campaign for Brancott Estate, which will see its new Sauvignon Gris…

Jack the Man cans

Jack Daniel’s marks birthday month with limited-edition can

22 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Jack Daniel’s is to launch a redesigned limited edition can of its premix whiskey and cola as the brand gears up for a month of birthday celebrations.

Amarula bottle

Cream liqueur Amarula funds elephant conservation project

22 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

The Amarula Trust is investing in a new project to protect African elephants in Botswana.

Pernod Ricard range

Retailers missing out on premium spirits sales, says Pernod Ricard

21 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Retailers are missing out on a £13m sales opportunity by failing to get shoppers to trade up to premium spirits, according to Pernod Ricard.

Diageo Counter top

Portman Group slaps Diageo's wrist over promo unit

21 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Diageo has said it disagrees with a ruling by the Portman Group’s complaints panel that one of its promotional counter top units breached guidelines by encouraging binge drinking.

wolf blass wine yellow white brand

Treasury Wine Estates hit by AU$100m loss

21 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Troubled Australian wine company Treasury Wine Estates has seen profits tumble by 30% following a “challenging” year that saw it lose $100m.


Chase Distillery launches RTD based on Marmalade Vodka Subscription

21 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Chase Distillery is launching its first RTD cocktail this autumn – Chase Marmalade Mule…


Vermouth's staid image shaken up by Belsazar in Selfridges

21 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Selfridges has listed a range of German vermouths that aim to shake up the ‘staid’ image of vermouth…

Waitrose 20 sign

Waitrose recalls batches of own-label Brazilian chardonnay

21 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Waitrose has recalled two batches of its own label Brazilian chardonnay.


Heineken beer volumes boosted by the World Cup

20 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Heineken saw overall beer volumes rise 3.1% and a “mid-single digit” figure in the UK as the World Cup and warm weather helped boost first half trading.

Harris + Hoole

Tesco-backed Harris + Hoole to close six branches

20 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco-backed coffee chain Harris + Hoole has confirmed it is closing six of its outlets in London and the South East.

Wine bottles

Morrisons unveils wine screw cap with a green twist

20 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Morrisons is rolling out a new environmentally friendly wine screw cap that it claims will reduce its carbon footprint and makes the bottle easier to recycle.

Kenco Coffee vs Gangs advert

Kenco takes on gang culture in Honduras in latest ad Video

19 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Kenco is showcasing the work it does to steer young people in Honduras away from a life of crime with a new advert.

Alpro Soya Original

Alpro to remove ‘may contain nuts’ warnings on soya products

18 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Alpro has u-turned on its decision to merge the production of its soya products and nut milks following a backlash from allergy campaigners.

Kevin Abrook

Kevin Abrook made global whisky specialist at William Grant

17 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

William Grant & Sons has appointed its first-ever global whisky specialist for innovation…

Today's vinegar

Today's Select own-label range gets three more lines

16 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Today’s Group has added three new products to its Select own-label range…


USN sports nutrition products return to Holland & Barrett Subscription

16 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Holland & Barrett has resolved a trading dispute with USN and is relisting the brand in a major refresh of its sports nutr…

Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor set to bottle British champion Boltmaker beer

15 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Brewer Timothy Taylor is considering extending its Boltmaker bitter into bottles…

Wolf Blass

Wolf Blass kicks off £1m rugby marketing campaign

15 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Wolf Blass has launched a £1m sports-themed marketing campaign…


Marston's show has One Ale of a Job to keep viewers interested

30 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

“We like to think of ourselves as the fourth emergency service,” said two cheery Marston’s drivers…


Tea faces climate of change in Sri Lanka Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The future of the second biggest tea exporter in the world is threatened by climate change…

Orange juice

Orange juice market feels global squeeze Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Liliana Gonzalez

We might think of orange juice as an irreplaceable item on our breakfast table, but it may become a rarer item…

Coffee beans

Arabica coffee prices up due to fungus in Central America Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Arabica coffee is up year on year largely because of a fungus that has damaged coffee crops in key production regions…


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.

Jimmy's Iced Coffee

Placement problems: the trouble with the misunderstood range

18 Aug 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

In the first of a new blog, Jimmy Cregan looks at the predicament of a misunderstood range…

Red Wine

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…

SABmiller booze beer drinking

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?”…

craft beer shop

Craft beer shops: the new-wave offie? Subscription

14 Aug 2014 | By Will Hawkes

Can the booming interest in craft beer generate enough business to create a new off-licence sector?…

Cup of tea

Price of a cuppa to rise as Kenyan tea prices pick up Subscription

07 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

UK tea buyers are facing rising costs as the price of Kenyan tea starts to move up…

Andy Brown, Taylor's of Harrogate

Andy Brown of Taylors of Harrogate: The Big Interview Subscription

07 Aug 2014 | By Simon Creasey

Yorkshire Tea and the Tour de France are unlikely bedfellows. But MD Andy Brown certainly seems on the right track…

M&S blackcurrant

M&S Still Blackcurrant & Hibiscus Lemonade: Acid Test Subscription

07 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

There is a big opportunity for the further development of sophisticated soft drinks…

Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up


I wish to receive the following newsletters:

For Members

Become a Gold Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a Finance Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a member of The Grocer



CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.


The Grocer's commentators and opinion makers