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Cherry Blossom Lager (left) will be launched in the UK from next month UK: Fordham & Dominion's cherry lager gets UK launch

31 March 2014

A seasonal cherry-flavoured beer produced by US craft brewer Fordham & Dominion is being launched into the UK on-trade next month.

just On Call - Brown-Forman CEO warns of social media threat to US on-trade

6 March 2014

The head of Brown-Forman has suggested on-trade softness in the US spirits market may be long-term as new trends see younger consumers share drinks over social networks instead of in bars.

US: Constellation Brands confirms Corona Light, Extra draught roll-outs

26 February 2014

Constellation Brands is expanding Corona Light on draught to around 35 US markets next month and plans to trial Corona Extra on tap.

UK: Admiral Taverns appoints CEO as exec chairman exits

4 February 2014

Admiral Taverns, one of the UK's biggest pub companies, has appointed a CEO in the wake of its executive chairman leaving the group.

UK: Mitchells & Butlers four-month sales boosted by strong Christmas

30 January 2014

UK pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers has reported a slight rise in autumn and winter sales, helped by strong Christmas trading and mild weather.

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: Bourbon boom marches on in on-trade, as vodka dips

15 January 2014

Bourbon, blended American whiskies and Irish whiskey were the only spirits sub-categories to see volume growth in the US on-trade in 2013 as clear spirits lagged, according to latest figures.

US: Cider growth marches on as on-trade FY volumes soar - figures

9 January 2014

Cider continued its significant growth in the US last year as on-trade volumes rose sharply, while craft beer continued to steal category share, according to recent figures.

US: Beer suffers in on-trade as wine holds firm in FY - figures

7 January 2014

On-trade volumes across all alcohol categories in the US fell last year, with beer suffering the most and wine the least, according to latest figures.

US: Tito's Handmade Vodka surge gives craft spirits US on-trade bounce - figures

20 December 2013

Tito's Handmade Vodka has increased its volumes this year in the US on-trade by 66%, helping to drive the craft spirits sub-category as mainstream brands languish, according to latest figures.

US: Craft beer on-trade volume growth stalls - figures

17 December 2013

Craft beer volumes in the US on-trade have slipped this Autumn, according to latest figures.

US: Diageo's Bulleit sees rapid on-trade growth - figures

21 November 2013

Volumes of Diageo’s Bourbon brand Bulleit have risen by 71% in the US on-trade in the year-to-date, according to latest figures.

US: Big beer, spirits brands suffer in on-trade as new entries proliferate - figures

4 November 2013

Big brands across all alcohol categories in the US have lost combined share in the on-trade this year, with top-selling beers suffering the most as new products have proliferated, according to latest figures.

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.

US: Night spots bear brunt of on-trade beer woes - figures

25 October 2013

Beer volume declines in the US on-trade have accelerated, with bars and clubs hardest hit, 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: JD Weatherspoons issues tax warning despite record FY sales

13 September 2013

UK pub chain JD Weatherspoons has posted record full-year sales, but warned that high taxes are continuing to hamper the industry as a whole.

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.

UK: Heineken, Britvic deliveries under threat from strike action - Unite

5 September 2013

UK deliveries of Heineken and Britvic brands could be affected by a 24-hour strike by workers at logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel, according to trade union Unite.

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.

US: Constellation Brands on front foot with Corona Light draught - survey

19 August 2013

Constellation Brands has found “encouraging signs of momentum” with on-trade sales of Corona Light draught in the US, a new survey has claimed, despite weakness in the premium light category.

US: Angry Orchard, Budweiser Black Crown get distribution boost

8 August 2013

Boston Beer Co's hard cider brand, Angry Orchard, saw the biggest jump in US on-trade distribution in the first half of 2013, followed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser Black Crown, according to latest figures.

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.

US: Wine drinkers increasingly trading down to by-the-glass serving - figures

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.

US: High-end craft beer brands up on-trade share - figures

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.

US: Cider volumes soar in US on-trade - 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.

US: Sangria on-trade sales growth stays healthy - figures

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.

UK: Fuller, Smith & Turner appoints chief executive

4 April 2013

Fuller, Smith & Turner has announced that its group MD has been promoted to fill the currently vacant post of chief executive.







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