United Kingdom: Latest beverage news & analysis
Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the 52 weeks to 25 September.
On Wednesday, Britvic will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance over the fiscal year to 28 September:
Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Stripping out every use of the words "if", "could", "might", probably" and "likely" would have made the whole event a darn sight shorter. The main topic of the day? Of course: Brexit.
This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spirits categories.
Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has teamed up with Uber to offer consumers free taxi rides over the holiday period in the UK as part of a responsible drinking programme.
Big Rock Brewery has appointed Tracie Noble to the role of interim chief financial officer.
A strike threat at Diageo's UK production sites has been put on hold after the company negotiated a new proposal with workers over changes to pensions.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has urged the UK government to let industry lead Brexit negotiations on alcohol, claiming it can help secure a better deal for the country.
The head of the UK unit of Concha y Toro has warned wine consumers in the country that they can expect price rises more broadly across the category, as the weakness of the Pound hits producers.
Diageo has signalled its intention to work more with programmatic marketing by appointing its first department head for the online advertising tool.
A strong 12 months for low-sugar CSDs in the UK helped lift Britvic's FY performance, but the company has warned of a tough 2017 ahead.
Scottish drinks company Boilermaker has produced a white rum. The company claims the rum is the first of its kind to be produced in Scotland.
Heineken's no- and low-alcohol portfolio is finding strong growth in Europe, with the category on course to get "a lot bigger", the brewer has said.
The UK unit of Carlsberg has lined up a rebrand of the group’s Carlsberg Export expression, as it looks to entice Millennial consumers to the brand.
News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.
Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.
The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?
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