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Aldi on ‘sticky wicket’ in Thatchers copycat battle


‘If Thatchers can get home on it then the floodgates will open because other brands can get home on it as well,’ said Stobbs head of litigation Geoff Steward


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Unite confirms staff walkouts at Chivas Brothers’ distillery sites


It comes after 91.2% of Unite members voted in favour of striking last week

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Ricky Gervais takes ownership stake in Ellers Farm Distillery


Gervais said he had ‘been looking to invest in eco-friendly businesses for a while’

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Concha y Toro plots UK launch for Casillero del Diablo spin-off


Devil’s Carnava debuted in Chile in September

Gordon's Gin brand at the centre of new UK marketing campaign

Gordon’s unveils new brand positioning in bid to arrest sales slide


The campaign was ‘the biggest shift in the way Gordon’s is brought to life’ since 2016

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Freedom Brewery invests £1m in new canning line


The Staffordshire brewery said increased demand had necessitated the move

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WKD eyes layering trend with launch of ‘clear and creamy’ liqueur range


The range would ‘reinvigorate the shots category’, owner SHS Drinks said.


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Aldi vs Thatchers copycat battle reaches High Court


Thatchers is also gunning for Aldi’s product development process of ‘benchmarking’ against the market leader in attempting to replicate it on taste

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Northern Monk beers discontinued over Portman Group code violations


 An anonymous complainant said one of the beers had appealed to their four-year-old child

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‘Huge relief’ for alcohol producers as Chancellor freezes booze duty until August 2024


It had been suggested duty would go up again in line with inflation in April

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Jump Ship Brewing launches legal challenge against BrewDog


 Jump Ship claims to have first launched a beer called Shore Leave in 2022

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