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Greene King revenues buoyed by 'fantastic' off-trade growth Subscription

03 Jul 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Greene King boss Rooney Anand has credited booming sales of bottled ale with helping the company hit £1bn in retail sales…

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Tap water the new tipple in lunchboxes

03 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Concerns about sugar consumption are encouraging Brits to take tap water to work or school

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Volvic Touch of Fruit to explode onto TV screens

03 Jul 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Volvic has created a new TV ad for its Touch of Fruit flavoured water.

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Eric Cantona to swim English Channel for Kronenbourg - on one condition Video

02 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Cantona has pledged to swim the Channel… if 10,000 Brits say Kronenbourg is world’s best-tasting beer

Rekorderlig dry apple cider

Molson Coors buys Rekorderlig cider UK rights

02 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Rekorderlig UK will operate as part of Molson Coors UK, and its employees will continue to lead sales and marketing for Rekorderlig range

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High-strength craft beer NPD 'stifled by health lobby' Subscription

02 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Pressure from the health lobby is holding back development of higher-strength premium beer in the UK…

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Soft drinks can't tap water's growth Subscription

01 Jul 2015 | By Rob Brown

There’s been a 13% increase in tap water’s appearances in the packed lunches (and other carried out meals) of Britain in the past year

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Karma Cola reaps rewards of first major listing Subscription

01 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The supplier is next week rolling out its Karma Cola, Gingerella ginger ale and Lemony lemonade to 200 Waitrose stores

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Accolade Wines get Fish Hoek Fairtrade-certified

01 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The company - which owns Hardys, Echo Falls and Kumala - said it had been made possible by a broader Fairtrade supply base in South Africa

Stella Artoid wimbledon hawk experience

Stella Artois offers fans flying tour of Wimbledon

01 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

To mark its status at the official beer of The Championships the brand has created a pop-up simulator

Carling kit pack

Carling invites football fans to lose their shirt - and get a new one in return

30 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Molson Coors is putting £3.6m into a push for Carling aimed at football fans itching for the start of the new season

Macallan 1824 series whisky

Famous Grouse owner grows through Eastern single malt success Subscription

30 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The company was up 1.8% on the back of 10.5% growth for single malt The Macallan – the market leader in Russia, China, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong

Robinsons Wimbledon promotion

Robinsons signs up for more Wimbledon until 2020

30 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The deal will see the Britvic brand, which is this year celebrating the 80th year of its partnership with the event, continue as the official still soft drinks provider

Sarah Dickson

Scotch Whisky Association new appointments include British ambassador

29 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Sarah Dickson, currently HM Ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras, is new director of global affairs

cup of tea

Kenyan tea prices up 66% Subscription

26 Jun 2015

Prices for Kenyan tea have risen 65.5% as a result of a big drop in production at the beginning of the year…

Queen Bohemian Lager

Don't hop me now: New Queen Bohemian Lager released

25 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Queen Bohemian Lager is a traditional pilsner produced in Bohemia, Czech Republic

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Foster's Rocks up to spirit beers category with rum 'speer' Subscription

25 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Heineken UK is taking Foster’s into the burgeoning ‘speers’ category with the launch of rum-flavoured Foster’s Rocks

Courvoisier redesign cognac

Courvoisier redesigns market-leading cognac

25 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The brand refresh will be supported by a global campaign later this year

weetabix protein drink

Weetabix rolls out protein drink

25 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Breakfast drink is made with milk, fruit, protein and soluble wheat fibre, with each bottle providing 20g of protein

Savse super juices get the glow protein

Savse 'super juices' aiming for protein trend Subscription

24 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

‘Get the Glow’ range claims to be the UK’s first protein drink made using high-pressure processing

Firefly soft drink

Firefly hopes relaunched drinks will shine

24 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The revamp, the first major activity for Firefly since it was acquired by Purity Soft Drinks in May last year, will this month bring the roll-out of a ‘vibrant’ new look

CBL Drinks Clear Sensation web size

CBL Drinks hopes to cause a Clear Sensation Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

New premium sparkling flavoured water brand is an addition to CBL’s Perfectly Clear brand

Robinsons Wimbledon promotion

Robinsons celebrates 80 years with Wimbledon

23 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The new 80 Years at Wimbledon campaign kicks off this week with a TV ad, and that will be followed by outdoor and print advertising

Himalayan Monkey lager

New lager was developed in West Bromwich, brewed in India Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Himalayan Monkey has been developed by West Bromwich-based East End Foods and brewed in Assam, India

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Beer & Cider Categories Report 2015 Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

A year ago cider was booming. Now, in absolute volume terms, it’s the sector’s worst performer. Why?…


Energy Drinks Category Report 2015

22 Jun 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Critics say sugar and caffeine levels in energy drinks are dangerous and addictive. What are brands doing to allay fears?

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Surreal, anarchic ad fits Tango tradition Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Mark Dishman

There’s something of the anarchic spirit of fellow orange drink Irn-Bru in Tango’s new ad…

Guinness Gate ad

Is a sale or break-up on the cards for Diageo? Subscription

08 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

It’s Diageo’s turn as the latest international fmcg company that acquisition-hungry 3G Capital has its eyes on

craft beer ale

High-strength alcohol bans could breach competition law Subscription

28 May 2015

Public authorities are increasingly asking retailers to help deliver social, health and other policy objectives

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Calorie labelling threat from EU looms for alcoholic drinks Subscription

08 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Three cheers for Champagne was probably not the message MEPs had in mind when they overwhelmingly backed plans last week f…

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Soft drinks category report 2015

24 Apr 2015

How do the calorie reduction efforts of UK soft drinks players compare with those of their counterparts overseas? And how are the steps being taken affecting sales?

Britvic index

Britvic MD: Stevia taste is a challenge Video

24 Apr 2015

In the final part of our video series, features editor Rob Brown tackles the sweetener taste problems soft drinks companies face

Britvic test

Inside Britvic's testing lab (VIDEO) Video

22 Apr 2015 | By Rob Brown

We take a peek inside Britvic’s testing lab as part of our sugar and stevia comparison series

Britvic Rob

Making a lower sugar fruit juice, with Britvic (VIDEO) Video

21 Apr 2015 | By Rob Brown

Video: Britvic pt 1

Soft drinks digital

You can’t please everyone

04 Apr 2015

Adopting a market tier definition approach means brands don’t waste resources talking to 100% of the ‘market’ regardless of the business issues


Spot the difference: soft drinks boundaries are blurring

27 Mar 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Energy waters, juice & spring water blends, fortified drinks… things are being mixed up in bottled water. Here’s how…

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