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Jacob’s Creek Aperitivo Spritz

Jacob’s Creek takes on Aperol with spritz-style cocktail Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 8.5% abv pre-mixed drink rolls out this month in a 750ml ­bottle


Red Bull makes posh mixers play with Organics quartet Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Packed in a slimline 250ml can, Simply Cola, Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale and Tonic Water (rsp: £1.29) are made with ingredients “from 100% natural sources”

Garden Cider Company

Garden Cider Co adds blueberry variant from donated fruit

13 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 4% abv drink, which brings the brand’s range to seven, rolled out this week in a 500ml bottle (rsp: £2.20)

hotel chocolat summer collection

Hotel Chocolat launches dessert-inspired summer collection Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The Summer Desserts collection is already available online and is launching into stores on 18 June

Blue Skies fruit juice

Blue Skies debuts Ghanaian fruit juice range Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch follows the brand’s April rollout of its dairy-free ice cream into Waitrose

Liberte Origins web

Liberté launches French-style yoghurt in glass jars

12 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Yoplait-owned brand has launched three new flavours which are set in glass jars to reduce plastic waste

Burts Chips Jim Beam

Burts Chips launches Jim Beam flavour crisps

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Jim Beam Original BBQ crisps come in a 40g single-serve bag and a 120g sharing pack


Opihr adds three stubby G&Ts in time for Cowes Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Brits have bought almost 55m bottles of ‘mother’s ruin’ over the last 12 months…

Schwartz Street Food Seasonings

Schwartz launches Street Food Seasonings lineup Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The range comprises single-use variants Korean BBQ, Baharat, Caribbean Jerk, Chimichurri, Sriracha and Mexican


NY brewer Sixpoint adds craft trio

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

They will be distributed to wholesalers by beer importer Heathwick

Highland Spring eco bottle

Highland Spring trials first 100% recycled plastic bottle

09 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The business is trialling its 500ml ‘eco-bottle’ of still water at selected Tesco stores in Scotland

Naked Smoked Bacon

Finnebrogue adds smoked version of its nitrite-free bacon Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The supplier said its new variant eliminated ‘nasties’ and ingredients from traditional smoking processes

JJ Whitley gin

JJ Whitley adds violet-infused gin to spirits lineup Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The launch comes in response to rocketing demand for pink gin

Liberty Flights Eden cannabis vaping oil

Cannabis-based vaping oil set for UK c-store debut Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Eden-branded cannabidiol oils from Libery Flights will roll out to Blakemore Trade Partners from 15 June

absolut juice blend vodka

Absolut launches vodka-fruit juice blend duo Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Absolut Juice Edition will roll out next week in Strawberry and Apple flavours

kelloggs verival cereal

Kellogg's brings premium Austrian cereal brand Verival to UK

07 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The 100% organic granola and muesli comes in six variants, with flavours including orange & acerola and blueberry & apple

Cow & Gate butternut squash, salmon & courgette stage one jar

Cow & Gate adds fish to stage one in babyfood shake-up Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Revamp marks ’the biggest changes the category has seen for over a decade’ says brand owner Danone


New JAH45 rum inspired by Jamaica's 50s & 60s funk era Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Distributor Mangrove has launched Spiced, Dark, Silver & 18ct Gold (all 40% abv) and Overproof (63% abv) variants

CafePod Downtown

CaféPod adds Downtown coffee range as it goes beyond pods Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand is taking cues from craft beer for its posh new Downtown lineup

Whyte & Mackey 50cl

Whyte & Mackay whisky claims industry first with 50cl bottle

05 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new bottle (rsp: £10), introduced in response to minimum unit pricing in Scotland, is on sale in c-stores



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