United Kingdom: Latest beverage news & analysis
Today, Britvic posted a 3% dip in sales in its full-year results as profits rose. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the 52-weeks to 27 September.
Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Advertiser.
On Wednesday, Britvic will report its Q4 and full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the 28 September:
The UK arm of Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro is to sponsor music event The Brit Awards.
In part two of this week's just-drinks interview, Ben Hulme, Lidl's head of beer, wines & spirits in the UK, discusses how the company has worked to change its reputation with both its customers and its suppliers, the role that brands have played - and could continue to play - and Minimum Unit Pricing.
Britvic's CEO has defended a decision to axe Robinsons' full-sugar range after full-year results showed a fall in sales for the brand.
Britvic has lined up new launches for next year, including a Purdy's overhaul, as the soft drinks maker battles a weak UK consumer backdrop.
Britvic expects to raise earnings next year by as much as 10% as it beds in new Brazilian acquisition Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA).
Beam Suntory has rolled out the second edition of the Brodir extension of Laphroaig.
New Zealand wine is driving premium growth in the UK market, according to the latest Nielsen figures.
Berry Bros & Rudd is to release an additional cask of its The Glenrothes single malt from 1969.
Mast-Jaegermeister's UK unit has rolled out a new advertising campaign, as part of a GBP2.7m investment.
UK-based Jimmy's Iced Coffee has extended its range to include a Mocha variant.
Rock Rose Gin producer Dunnet Bay Distillers has entered a new category with the launch of Holy Grass Vodka.
Carlsberg has said that a recent change in the UK to its supplier terms, which has drawn the ire of several business organisations, does not apply to all of its suppliers.
Companies are very protective of their brand image. So it is refreshing to hear Diageo's Garbhan O’Bric, the global brand director for Baileys, speak the unvarnished truth when talking about the liqueur's recent past.
Alcohol companies love a good movie tie-in. A brush with Hollywood glamour seems to give marketers the warm and fuzzies, judging by the number of deals done over the past few years. The new James Bond movie, for example, has both Heineken and Moët Hennessy's Belvedere vodka on board.
With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.
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