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Ian Macleod agrees £80m refinancing Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Family-owned whisky distiller Ian Macleod Distillers has agreed an £80m refinancing for its next phase of growth

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Adult soft drinks startup Nix & Kix backed by big hitters Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The adult soft drinks start-up Nix & Kix has secured almost £500,000 to raise brand awareness and expand its team…

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Westons Cider to add three SKUs to Rosie's Pig range Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The canned craft fruit ciders have seen booming sales over the last financial year

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Heineken to add La Bianca 5% wheat beer to Birra Moretti Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The top-fermented brew is currently available only in Italy where it has an abv of 5%

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Helles-style lager debut for Dark Star Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sussex brewer Dark Star is making its first foray into lager with a Helles-style brew

Crabbies

Crabbie's kicks off Crafty Ginger Collection with IPA launch Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Crabbie’s IPA with Ginger Beer is the first product to hit shelves from the brand’s new Crafty Ginger Collection

Diageo’s gender pay gaps is significantly below the national average

Diageo plans to become 'best employer for women in the UK'

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The spirits giant has unveiled a gender pay gap significantly below the national average across its British businesses

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Scotland to enforce minimum unit pricing legislation on alcohol Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal by the Scotch Whisky Association that MUP breached EU law…

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Natural Drinks Co unveils posh mixer to take on Fever-Tree Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The business has kicked off a £750,000 Crowdcube drive to accelerate Skinny Tonic’s launch

Lamb & Watt

Posh tonic brand Lamb & Watt adds 'naturally light' variant Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Naturally Light Tonic Water contains 13 calories per 100ml and is designed to be paired with premium spirits…

TEA Bottles

Hogs Back wins listings with Co-op, Morrisons, Tesco and Majestic Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Its flagship Tongham English Ale has rolled into 320 Co-ops, 39 Morrisons and 19 Tesco Express stores…

Tamdu single malt

Tamdhu owner Ian Macleod secures £80m refinancing Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Family owned whisky distiller Ian Macleod Distillers, which owns the Tamdhu, Glengoyne and Smokehead brands, has agreed an £80m refinancing to position the business for its next phase of growth.

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Aqua Carpatica backs first UK mults listing with £3.5m push

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch in to Tesco later this month will be supported by ’socially responsible marketing’

Jacobs Creek Revamp

Jacob's Creek gives Classic range of wines a new look Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

New packs featuring the brand’s original founders Gramp & Sons have rolled out across the four-strong range…

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Diageo tops fresh FTSE 100 ranking for most female directors

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Smirnoff owner’s board is 44.4% female, with four female directors and one female executive director

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Bettys visits Enchanted Forest for first-ever TV advert Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The commercial will make its debut tonight (10 October) during Emmerdale

Barefoot Pinot Web

Barefoot adds Pinot Grigio to Bubbly wine range Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 8% abv sparkling wine has been launched with an eye to tapping booming fizz sales…

Lakes Distillery Gin

Lakes Distillery hits crowdfunding target of £1m in two days Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand offered 2.21% of its equity to investors via Crowdcube

Maurice Doyle

Maurice Doyle to develop small premium brands at Bacardi

09 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

He previously held commercial and marketing roles at the company before leaving for William Grant & Sons in 2009

Molson Coors

Molson Coors kicks off 'Beer Print' sustainability drive Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Carling owner plans to improve water efficiency by 22% across its estate of breweries…

Tesco craft beer aisle

Restricting alcohol multibuys in England and Wales ruled out Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Legislation in Scotland led to little or no impact on shoppers’ alcohol consumption…

Drinks Montage

The Grocer Drinks Awards 2017: who won what, and why?

08 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The second Grocer Drink Awards took place in London this week with a lavish ceremony. Find out who won, and why…

Fever-Tree

Fever-Tree shares fizz 14% higher on 'exceptional' UK performance Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in Fever-Tree (FEVR) soared by almost 14% today as the premium mixer brand lifted its profit expectation for 2017 thanks to a continued “exceptional” performance in the UK.

Coke

Coca-Cola European Partners Q3 sales decline despite demand for Coke Zero Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Revenues Coca-Cola European Partners have fallen 1.5% to €3bn in the third quarter as the popularity of Coke Zero Sugar was not enough to make up for the decline of the trademark brands.

What a Melon Watermelon Water

What A Melon Watermelon Water: acid test Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Our shoppers welcomed the “eye-catching” packaging for its “summery” appearance

GDA winner

The Grocer Drink Awards deliver the real deal when it comes to great tipples

08 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

David Beckham couldn’t be there on the night, but there was plenty of glitz and glamour at our prestigious annual booze awards

Whisky shelves

Scotch can’t blame declining sales on alcohol duty hikes Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

If beleaguered Scotch brands want to get back into growth, they need to start considering how to appeal to rapidly changing tastes …

Coconut

Urgent action is needed to protect coconut water's success

13 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Gert van Manen is arguably the original whistleblower on the coconut water boom

Still Wine Market: winners and losers

Supermarkets slash booze deals as overall promos fall Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

A cutback on booze deals drove a significant drop in promotional activity across the mults last month

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Pepsi Max Ginger: Acid Test Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Pepsi unveiled Max Ginger in March, eyeing “huge” sales opportunities by tapping demand for ginger-flavoured drinks

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Apple juice squeezed by poor Polish crop Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Jara Zicha

Fruit juice manufacturers are facing surging prices for apple juice concentrate due to a shortage of apples in Poland

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Less is more: alcohol category report 2017 Video Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Brits are boozing less and retailers are stocking fewer drinks. Yet alcohol sales are flying, up a whopping £345m

Taylors of Harrogate Praline

Taylors of Harrogate - Praline Especial Brazil: acid test Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

This product is designed to tap shoppers’ desire for posh ground coffees offering “new and exciting flavours”

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Revealed: Why Brits are falling back in love with the cuppa Video

02 Oct 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Forget bogstandard tea, Brits are looking for ’qualitea’ as coffee shop culture spreads to the nation’s national brew

Turmeric latte

Autumn’s here, and the turmeric latte is upon us

26 Sep 2017 | By Anthony Myers

The coffee alternative has plenty of converts in the US, and now a cup of ’golden milk’ is coming to these shores as grab-and-go chains like Pret A Manger include it in its seasonal menu

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Has the craft beer craze crested? Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

British craft beer is arguably the best it’s ever been. The problem is there’s just so damn much of it, so is the glass half empty?

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