What's going on in the bar
15 May 2013
US wine consumers are continuing to trade down to wine-by-the-glass in the on-trade, but paying more for servings, latest figures show.
14 May 2013
Top-end priced craft beer brands are continuing to take an increasing chunk of the sub-category and are driving up the average price of beer in the US on-trade, according to latest figures.
22 April 2013
Hard cider is continuing its ascent in the US after new figures revealed on-trade sales leapt by 70% in the first quarter of 2013.
15 April 2013
Sales of sangria in the US on-trade continued to outpace the rest of the wine category in the first quarter of 2013, according to latest figures.
4 April 2013
Fuller, Smith & Turner has announced that its group MD has been promoted to fill the currently vacant post of chief executive.
4 April 2013
India Pale Ale (IPA) was the fastest-growing style of beer in the US on-trade last year at the expense of pale lager, according to new figures.
3 April 2013
Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new range of Absolut vodka exclusively for bartenders and aimed at "high-end" cocktails.
19 February 2013
Bourbon whiskey and Scotch whisky stole market share from vodka and gin in the US on-trade in 2012, with the trend accelerating in the fourth quarter, according to latest figures.
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.
24 January 2013
The CEO of Punch Taverns, the UK's biggest pub company, is leaving after 18 months in the role.
22 January 2013
On-trade consumers in the US are downgrading from bottles to a single serve as economic pressures continue to bite, a new study has claimed.
9 January 2013
Plans for a new statutory code to stop “abuses” by large pub groups have been unveiled by the UK Government.
8 January 2013
Cocktails with a strong taste profile accounted for around half of the category's growth in the US last year, with mango the leading trend, latest figures show.
29 November 2012
On-trade alcohol sales are set fair for strong growth after increasing by 4.9% last year, a new study claims.
28 November 2012
The "super premium" and "value" end of the US spirits market have grabbed on-trade sales in the US from an underperforming middle, a new study claims.
27 November 2012
Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has seen full-year profits stay flat, but branded its performance “resilient” after dealing with tough UK economic conditions.
26 November 2012
Craft beers are taking sales from premium and import beers in the US on-trade, a new study claims.
15 October 2012
Abro's Rekorderlig Mango-Raspberry
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.
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.
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.
10 September 2012
UK restaurant and pub operator Mitchells & Butlers' year-long search for a CEO has ended after it appointed former Marston's executive Alistair Darby.
4 September 2012
Ireland's on-trade is "in crisis", the country's drinks lobby has warned, after new figures showed sales in the channel have dropped by a third since the recession.
31 August 2012
A new code to clamp down on "irresponsible" drinks promotions in Northern Ireland is set to go live tomorrow (1 September).
30 August 2012
Classic cocktails have expanded their footprint in US bars and restaurants over the past three years as consumers and mixers get back to basics, a new study has shown.
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.
29 August 2012
Alcohol sales in Scotland fell by 4% between 2010 and 2011, latest figures show.
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.
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.
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.