Pops Pimms tie up

Pops links up with Pimm's for 4.3% abv popsicle Subscription

28 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The NPD has an abv of 4.3% and contains 32 calories…

Costa ice

Coffee giants vow to act on faecal bacteria in ice

28 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A BBC investigation found ice from Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffè Nero contained bacteria from faeces

New-look Volvic Juiced, orange

Volvic targets millennials with £3m push for flavoured waters Subscription

27 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The Let It Out campaign will run from 17 July until the end of August

Little Miracles matte drink

Little Miracles plans move into snack bars and juice shots Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The natural energy drink brand intends to roll out its on-the-go NPD later this year

Tuaca new pack

Tuaca Liquore Italiano gets new look Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The new bottle features a “more classic” shape, with the label incorporating “strong Italian cues and bold graphics”…

hazy jane and electric india

BrewDog adds Hazy Jane and Electric India to beer offer Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Both are available now via the brewer’s online store…

Aspall 1728

Aspall unveils limited-edition 11% abv sparkling cider Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

“Super-premium 1728 Fine Sparkling Cyder is more than a match for champagne” says Aspall…

Perrier Flavours, lemon

Nestlé Waters expands bottled water offer with Perrier Flavours Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Two variants, Green Apple and Lemon, have launced in a 500ml bottle

Joe's Tea Co

City snapshot: English Tea Shop buys Joe’s Tea Company Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Two UK speciality organic tea brands are joining forces to build an £11m operation to take advantage of booming sales of speciality teas. Plus, a look at the finance stories in this week’s edition of The Grocer, supermarket shares fall again and all the latest news from the City

sainsbury's bws aisle

Beer drinkers pay more for big brands but less for craft Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Shoppers will pay less for craft beer but more for mainstream booze in the mults this summer

sainsbury's bws

Sainsbury's loses out as beer and cider returns to growth Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sainsbury’s was the only mult to miss out on the past year’s beer and cider renaissance

Cat Lomax

Cat Lomax promoted to head of buying at Majestic Wine Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Lomax, previously senior buyer for the retailer, takes over the role from Matt Pym, who recently stepped down…

 Sadler's sales director Ian King (L) and MD Chris Sadler

Halewood Wines & Spirits buys stake in Sadler's Ales Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sadler’s will continue to operate independently, with current MD Chris Sadler remaining in his role

pinkster

Pinkster launches 35cl bottle for raspberry-infused gin Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The launch would “capitalise on summer drinking trends” said the brand…

Tia Maria

Tia Maria launches promotional packs with free ceramic mug Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The promotion aims to capitalise on growing consumption of coffee-based cocktails…

tesco nolo wine

Tesco rolls out trio of low-alcohol wines Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The lineup comprises a cabernet tempranillo, a garnacha-rosé and a sauvignon blanc

Bulls Blood

Tesco extends Eastern European wines with Bull's Blood Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Talisman Bull’s Blood (12% abv) rolled out across the UK this week…

Stowford Ad

Stowford Press cider to get updated TV ad for summer Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The ad is an updated version of the brand’s 2016 spot, which follows the production process of the cider…

Lambrini Blueberry

Halewood adds blueberry variant to Lambrini range Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The NPD launched exclusively into 500 Tesco stores this week. It has an abv of 5% (rsp: £3/75cl)…

Pip & Nut three-strong almond milk drink range

Pip & Nut launches trio of almond milk drinks Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The drinks mark the brand’s first products outside of the spreads category

Fit Kitchen ready meal

Three UK brands chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Fit Kitchen and Tapped Birch Water are among eight European businesses

Stock Spirits

UK must pull out all stops to avoid no-deal Brexit says WSTA Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It was “imperative to secure a full negotiated divorce” that gave wine and spirit businesses sufficient time to prepare

simon berry

Berry Bros. & Rudd chairman Simon Berry to retire Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

He has served 12 years at the head of the wine merchant’s board

Relentless can with Defected Records promo

Relentless partners with Defected Records for on-pack push Subscription

17 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Consumers can download a free track from DJs and artists, with 10 available to collect

craft beer hops

Greater clarity as to what craft beer is can only be helpful

28 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The US Brewers Association has launched a new seal of authenticity for craft brewers. Time for the UK to follow suit

Beer and Cider Category Report 2017

Under fire: Beer & cider category report 2017 Video Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Beer & cider brands are against the wall as the supers review their booze ranges scrutinising every inch of shelf space brands command. No one is safe …

alcoholic lolly

Boozy lollies should beware of accidentally appealing to kids Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

You have to be a special kind of psychopath to realistically consider eating more than two of these and going on a bender

Booze lead

Boozy Britain: Why are sales up as more try to drink less? Video

15 Jun 2017 | By Rob Brown, Amy North

British drinking culture is changing, fast. The number of Brits trying to curb their booze has surged, our research reveals

beer bottles 620

Premium, premiumer, premiumest? How marketing risks making ‘premium’ meaningless Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

As an act of positioning, ‘premium’ done well is genius, but what does it really mean to the nation’s lager drinkers?

wine thumb

Why is Britain saying ‘up yours’ to European wine? - video Video

25 May 2017 | By Rob Brown

It has little to do with Brexit (for a change). IRI’s head of alcohol Toby Magill explains why old world wine has become old news in Britain…

Lonewolf craft gin

Does craft gin have what it takes to follow the success of craft beer? Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Inspired by indie brewers’ aesthetics and ethics, a number of spirits brands are jumping on the ’craft’ bandwagon, what next? ’Craft wine’?

craft beer aisle

Craft beer can connect in new and meaningful ways

04 May 2017

Sir, It was interesting to read ‘How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles’

heineken_screengrabWeb

Heineken’s new ad proves a talking point – but playing identity politics is a risky game Subscription

02 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The concept of bringing together people with opposing views so they can find common ground is wonderful, so why is the Heineken ad being slammed in some quarters?

craft beer aisle

How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

craft beer hops

Craft brewers hit by rising US hop prices Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The UK’s independent brewers look set to face a challenging year…

soft drinks one use

Can pop outrun the taxman? Soft drinks category report 2017 Video Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown

Spreadsheet Phil is gunning for fizzy pop as he lines up the sugar levy. So who’ll pay the most and how can brands cut their tax bill?

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