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Click through to view an image of the cans UK: Halewood launches Crabbie's variants in cans

7 April 2014

Halewood International is releasing two flavoured variants of its Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brand in cans in the UK.

UK: Beer volumes recover in 2013, but on-trade still suffers

28 January 2014

Total UK beer volumes last year came in flat after seven years of steady decline, according to latest figures.

US: Heineken reveals US$10m spend on Spring promotion

24 January 2014

Heineken's US unit has revealed details of a new US$10m promotion for its flagship lager brand.

US: Diageo's bright Christmas fails to lift FY volumes - figures

22 January 2014

Diageo's spirits volumes in the US off-trade have bounced back over the Christmas selling period, but remain down for the overall year, latest figures have revealed.

UK: Resurgent off-trade sales push Q3 beer growth

31 October 2013

UK beer sales have taken their biggest quarterly leap this century while on-trade losses slowed, new figures have shown.

just On Call - Diageo ups on-trade focus after taking "foot off the pedal"

18 September 2013

Diageo has been too heavily focussed on off-trade distribution in global markets in recent years and took its “foot off the pedal” in the on-trade, a senior company executive has admitted.

UK: On-trade volumes suffer over summer, but off-trade stays solid - Figures

6 September 2013

UK on-trade alcohol volumes fell by 6% over the early part of the summer, but wine and spirits bucked the trend, latest figures have revealed.

GERMANY/UK: Warsteiner picks Thwaites to take UK-wide distribution

4 September 2013

Warsteiner Group has consolidated its distribution in the UK, selecting Thwaites to handle its on- and off-trade presence nation-wide.

UK: Bargain Booze owner buys Wine Rack

2 September 2013

Conviviality Retail, the owner of UK off-licence chain Bargain Booze, has signed a deal to buy wine retailer Wine Rack for GBP1.65m (US$2.6m).

UK: Beer sales drop 5% in Q2

26 July 2013

UK beer sales fell by nearly 5% in this year's second quarter, but the decline in the off-trade slowed.

UK: Online alcohol opportunity still to be seized as sales lag - study

19 July 2013

Drinks brands are “lagging” behind in the UK's surge in internet grocery shopping and should up their focus on exclusive web-only premium products, according to an industry expert.

Product Launch - UK: From the Notebook's Gatekeeper, Red Admiral and Orange-tip ales

24 June 2013

East Midlands business From the Notebook has launched its second range of ales, aimed at beer and wildlife enthusiasts.

The just-drinks Interview - Dan Jago, UK & group wine director at Tesco - Part I

21 May 2013

To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.

UK: ALMR appoints new chief executive

11 April 2013

UK trade body the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has appointed a new chief executive.

UK: Off-trade beer sales fall faster than on-trade in Q4

25 January 2013

Off-trade beer sales in the UK fell at a higher rate than on-trade sales in the last quarter of 2012, new figures have revealed.

US/EUROPE: Graphic Packaging Holding Co to pay US$24.7m for A&R Carton's beer and beverage unit

29 November 2012

Graphic Packaging Holding Co has agreed to buy A&R Carton's Beer and Beverage packaging business in Europe for EUR19m (US$24.7m), the US company's second takeover in two weeks.

UK: Aldi bids to attract premium wine drinkers

20 November 2012

Discount supermarket chain Aldi is to launch its own “super premium” wine range in the UK weeks after rival Lidl unveiled its own upmarket line.

UK: SABMiller targets 'World Beer' segment despite overall slump

5 October 2012

The so-called 'World Beer' sub-category is performing well in the UK, despite flagging numbers for the category as a whole, according to SABMiller's unit in the country.

UK: Gin sales rise, but overall alcohol sales down

13 September 2012

Gin has bucked a decline in overall UK alcohol sales in the last year to post a 2% rise in volumes and 8% value increase, a new report has revealed.

UK: On-trade beer sales still the majority - figures

11 September 2012

UK beer sales in the on-trade still marginally outweigh off-trade sales, but supermarkets and shops dominate in all other categories, latest figures reveal.

UK: Northern Ireland clamps down on drinks promotions

31 August 2012

A new code to clamp down on "irresponsible" drinks promotions in Northern Ireland is set to go live tomorrow (1 September).

GLOBAL: Emerging markets to account for 70% of beer volumes by 2016

29 August 2012

Emerging markets will account for around 72% of global beer volumes by 2016, due to fast-growing populations and GDP growth rates, analysts have predicted.

UK: Alcohol sales in Scotland drop 4% in 2011

29 August 2012

Alcohol sales in Scotland fell by 4% between 2010 and 2011, latest figures show.

AUS: Casella Wines eyes premium brand launch - report

28 August 2012

Casella Wines is planning to release a new premium wine brand in the US next year that will sell for around 50% more than its Yellow Tail brand, according to reports.

US: Anheuser-Busch InBev beefs up Goose Island distribution

28 August 2012

Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to roll-out its core Goose Island brands in the on-trade to all 50 US states, the company has confirmed.

just On Call - Women need more choice in the market - Diageo CEO

23 August 2012

Women should be offered more choices in the drinks market and marketing made more female-friendly, according to Diageo chief Paul Walsh.

Comment - Diageo and an Over-Excited Press Corp

23 August 2012

In his time as CEO of Diageo - if not before - Paul Walsh will have probably learnt a lot about the fourth estate.

In The Spotlight - Southern Europe pain fails to dampen Diageo's spirits

23 August 2012

Paul Walsh called them a "solid" set of numbers and much of the media appeared to agree with Diageo's CEO, with only a few dents in the armour visible.

GREECE: Coca-Cola Hellenic to recover in long-term - analyst

23 August 2012

Coca-Cola Hellenic is expected to be hampered by headwinds in emerging markets this year but will recover in the long term, according to an analyst.

UK: Analysts toast Diageo, but voice concern over UK

23 August 2012

Analysts have been encouraged by a healthy set of full-year results from Diageo today, but voiced concern over its performance in the UK.

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