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…

vita coco

PepsiCo enters coconut water category in UK Subscription

15 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford, Arabella Mileham

PepsiCo is to make its debut in the UK coconut water category – as market leader Vita Coco moves into coconut oil…

Mars Milk drink

Mars recalls milk drink lines over bacteria fears

15 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Mars has recalled some of its milk-drink lines over fears they could present a possible health risk to consumers.

Sparkling wine

Prosecco sales leapfrog Spanish sparkling wine for first time

14 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Sales of Prosecco have overtaken Spanish sparkling wine for the first time, according to Lanson’s third annual Champagne category report.


Fancy a glass of Kerrygold? Dairy drink hits the US

14 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Kerrygold is moving into the US alcoholic drinks market through a tie-up between the Irish Dairy Board and Imperial Brands…

Volvic redesign

Volvic packaging revamp plays up volcano design

13 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Volvic has undergone the biggest packaging revamp in the brand’s history ahead of a £1m campaign to launch its new positioning in the autumn.

Juiceburst range

Juiceburst readies ‘schools approved’ soft drinks range

13 Aug 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Juiceburst has announced the launch of a “schools approved” range of soft drinks ahead of upcoming government legislation.

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…

Sugar in coffee

Sugar tax supporters must heed Europe’s lessons Subscription

04 Aug 2014 | Updated: 05 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Doubtless calls for a sugar tax will soon be back. But there are clear signs that they are a political minefield for any government foolish enough to bring them in.

Tea Crops

Cold season arrests fall in Kenyan tea prices Subscription

01 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Kenyan tea prices have fallen sharply over the past year thanks to favourable weather

Outside BB Warehouse

BB’s Warehouse piles ’em high in Wakefield Subscription

29 Jul 2014 | Updated: 30 Jul 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

BB’s Warehouse, which opened on Monday, is Conviviality Retail’s new brand designed to be “bold, fun and democratic”. The Grocer paid a visit.

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