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Interview - Harviestoun Brewery MD Toby Knowles 26 Apr 2016

Scotland, already well-known for the quality of its whisky, is carving out a reputation as a centre of craft beer excellence. According to Nielsen data, craft beer consumers in Scotland drink more per head than almost anywhere else in the UK, and every year an increasing number of new breweries open to accommodate this thirst. Last year, there were 93 breweries in Scotland, the Campaign for Real Ale, says, with 20 of them opening over the past 12 months.

How do the US and UK on-trades compare? - Focus 19 Apr 2016

Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:

What will a UK sugar tax mean for CSD producers? 29 Mar 2016

This month, Richard Corbett considers the impact of a sugar tax on the UK CSD market.

Who will be hit hardest by UK sugar tax? Analysis 21 Mar 2016

A spoonful of sugar was long thought to help the medicine go down. These days, the medicine is more of a tough pill to swallow - especially for soft drinks producers.

Australia missing higher-priced wine trick in UK 26 Jan 2016

Six months ago, Accolade Wines fired a broadside at the South African wine industry, warning that if wine makers don't get busy building brands then their collective future looks bleak.

Latest News

Heineken gives marketing push to John Smith's Gold 29 Apr 2016

Heineken has unveiled a UK marketing campaign for John Smith's Golden Ale alongside football commentator and former Wales captain Robbie Savage.

Carlsberg's Shed Head and Bad Apple craft - NPD 28 Apr 2016

Carlsberg's UK unit has launched two 'craft' products exclusive to the UK on-tade.

Brown-Forman to buy BenRiach Distillery Co 27 Apr 2016

Brown-Forman is set to re-enter the single malt Scotch whisky segment through the purchase of The BenRiach Distillery Co.

Molson Coors' Rekorderlig Cider Cocktails - NPD 27 Apr 2016

Molson Coors has launched a range of Rekorderlig cocktails, the cider brand's first new products since the global brewer acquired its UK and Ireland rights.

AB InBev to build second Camden Town brewery 26 Apr 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's recent UK acquisition Camden Town Brewery is to expand production to a second north London site.

Thomas Hine & Co's 1986 vintage Cognacs - NPD 25 Apr 2016

Hine has released a pair of 1986 vintage Cognacs - one matured in Jarnac and one an Early-Landed expression

UK online wine sales forecast to grow - study 22 Apr 2016

Internet wine sales in the UK are predicted to grow in the next three years to 14% of the total market in the country, a new study has said.

C&C breaks tradition with new Tennent's ad 22 Apr 2016

C&C Group has said it is continuing "to move away from traditional advertising" as it launches a second series of the adult-themed online clips for Tennent's Lager.

Radnor Hills' Fruella fruit juices - NPD 21 Apr 2016

UK soft drinks maker Radnor Hills has launched a new fruit juice brand, Fruella.

Diageo gives Hop House 13 seven-figure UK push 20 Apr 2016

Diageo has invested "seven figures" in a campaign for its Guinness lager brand Hop House 13. 

Latest blogs

The argument against sugar tax made simple 30 Mar 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock came out fighting against the UK government's proposed sugar tax, saying he doesn't think it will pass unchanged.

Where have all the good men gone? - Heineken's latest ad 15 Jan 2016

Women don't get drunk - and certainly not on Heineken.

Baileys and the "bellwether of naffness" 18 Nov 2015

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.