drinks company news
Drinks giant Diageo is restarting its programme to return £4.5bn to shareholders as its first-half performance benefitted from strong trading across its global markets. Plus, on a busy morning, Coca-Cola HBC updates on its Q1 performance, Marston’s names a new CEO, Compass Group reports its first-half results and Ahold Delhaize reveals Q1 figures.
Plant-based drinks maker Plenish is set to take on Alpro and Oatly as part of a major retail push by new owner Britvic following its acquisition this week.
The brand is pushing for funding to launch a 13-strong range of non-alcoholic spirits
Launched by three ex-industry professionals, the online drinks marketplace promises producers and consumers a ‘fair deal’
The agreement is not as comprehensive as a free trade deal but will reduce non-tariff barriers on fruit
The business plans to use the new funds to boost its presence overseas from 43 countries currently to 60 by the end of the year, as well as investing in its manufacturing capabilities in the UK, Europe and the US, and helping to prepare for the reopening of the global hospitality sector as restrictions ease.
Elliot Horner started the Lancaster-based business in 2019 after recognising the growing trend for CBD products
Heineken proved smart and opportunistic with last week’s ‘Don’t drink and start a league’ social media spots
Fast fashion is unlikely to go anywhere. So Wrap was savvy to get the likes of Primark and the supermarkets on board with its latest sustainability initiative
The latest episode of the Convenience Mix podcast focuses on the untapped opportunity for driving low & no sales
A dalmatian’s ears and chops flutter in the breeze, backed by the simple, sublime sound of Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind
There will be mixed feelings about the delay in the rollout of a DRS, first in Scotland and now England
Many shoppers are searching for a bit of novelty for their trolley, says Darryl Hinksman, head of business development at Westons Cider
Successful retailers in BWS are building brands that can compete with well-established spirit brands, says Graham Gibson, director at Alcohol Solutions
AB InBev has done wonders for Camden’s reach. But, as two senior figures take a back seat, the brewer could risk losing its independent character
Jack Daniel’s new ad begins, not unexpectedly, with a bartender pouring a serve of JD over ice
It’s encouraging to see Carlsberg embracing the future in a sensible, progressive way
The underwater ad, called ‘Soul’, aims to reinforce the brand’s commitment to protect the oceans
Beer exporters have long stuck to tried and tested business models. But now there is appetite for change, says Francois Sonneville, a senior beverages analyst at Rabobank
Brands need to be clearly labelling everything – calories, carbs, sugar and fats, says Tom Bell, director and founder of SkinnyBooze and SkinnyBrands
The EH Canning brand could cover cocktails, wine or – more likely – hard seltzer
We Brits don’t really know how embedded in Italian culture ‘La Passeggiata’ – an evening, social stroll – really is
Carlsberg and Marston’s new joint venture, announced this week, deserves a toast