Little Miracles

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…

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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.

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Savse unveils new look for cold-pressed fruit & veg smoothies

08 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Savse has unveiled a new look for its range of cold-pressed smoothies…

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The Wine Fusion creates new New Zealand sauvignon

08 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

The Wine Fusion has developed an “affordable” New Zealand sauvignon blanc exclusively for off-licence chain Conviviality R…

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Celt Experience doubles capacity and plans new look

08 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Welsh brewery Celt Experience has doubled production capacity following a six-figure investment…

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Tesco and Morrisons sherries take gold medals at IWC Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Sherry has been tipped for growth after two own-label sherries sold in UK supermarkets were among the gold medal winners…

Irn Bru

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr suffers third quarter sales dip

04 Dec 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Scottish soft drinks group AG Barr has reported a slowdown in third quarter sales though it insists it is on course to hit full year trading targets.

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M&S tops medal table in 2015 International Wine Challenge

02 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Marks & Spencer has come out on top of the supermarkets in the first tranche of this year’s International Wine Challenge,

West Berkshire Brewery

West Berkshire Brewery planning £4m expansion

01 Dec 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

West Berkshire Brewery is aiming to raise £4m through an Enterprise Investment Scheme

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WKD unveils limited edition Las Vegas line

28 Nov 2014

WKD has been inspired by the Las Vegas strip for its latest limited edition…

Laura Jewell

Wine development chief Laura Jewell to leave Tesco

27 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Tesco senior wine product development manager Laura Jewell MW is leaving the company

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Profits up 18% at Britvic as UK competition intensifies

26 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Shares in drinks maker Britvic fell this morning despite it exceeding full-year profit forecasts as it warned 2015 revenue growth would be constrained by fierce competition.

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Aldi brings back super premium wines and spirits

26 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Aldi is reintroducing super premium wines and spirits as part of its ‘special buy’ offering for the festive season

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Arbikie rolls out 'super premium' three-potato vodka

24 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Scottish distillery Arbikie has launched its first drink – a ‘super premium’ potato vodka…

Pomegreat

PomeGreat returns to 'core values' after disastrous rebrand Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

PomeGreat boss Adam Pritchard has admitted he got it “spectacularly” wrong after a revamp…

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Kick Start energy brand revs up with revamp

21 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Global Brands has renamed its Kick Energy brand Kick Start…

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Christmas comes early as lager prices fall by 5% Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Christmas has come early for shoppers in the booze aisle – with festive deals and discounts…

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

12 Dec 2014

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 of total soft drinks

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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 …

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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…

Marty Spate

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.

Supermarket Soft Drinks

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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Focus On: Cereals: 24 January

28 Nov 2014 | Updated: 05 Dec 2014

The rise in popularity of breakfast biscuits and drinks has hit the RTE cereal sector hard…

Supermarket Soft Drinks

Are soft drinks the next battle ground for the global brewers? Subscription

25 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

SABMiller cause a stir in September when news broke in was exploring a bid for Heineken amid suggestions it was seeking to defend itself from the advances of AB InBev.

Brent Hadfield

Brent Hadfield, CaféPod, on snakes, school and Speedos Subscription

16 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

I used to go around my local neighbourhood (in Johannesburg, South Africa), asking anyone who was home if I could wash the…

Mondelez to help create a million 'coffee entrepreneurs' Subscription

14 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Mondelez International – the world’s secondlargest coffee company – has this week unveiled new steps…

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