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Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

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.

Latest News

Kopparberg gives Fruit Lager UK marketing push 25 May 2016

Kopparberg is to launch a Summer marketing campaign in the UK for its Fruit Lager radler.

Leelex to open Portobello Road gin distillery 23 May 2016

Bar and spirits company Leelex is to build a "multi-million pound" distillery as it looks to bring production of its Portobello Road gin brand in-house. 

AB InBev unveils Stella Artois three-packs 23 May 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new three-pack for its 33cl Stella Artois bottles as it expands packaging formats in the UK

Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish - NPD 23 May 2016

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has lined up an extension of the 'Classic' expressions of Glen Moray single malt.

Halewood targets women with pre-mix Red Square can 20 May 2016

UK drinks producer Halewood International has said a new pre-mix Red Square Vodka can will help the brand appeal to more female consumers.

Corinthian Brands' Coco Sun coconut water - NPD 19 May 2016

UK producer Corinthian Brands has launched a new range of coconut waters in single-serve cans.

Langatun's Swiss single malt whisky - NPD 19 May 2016

Langatun Distillery has released a range of Swiss whiskies in the UK.

Arla touts 25cl milk bottle as CSD alternative 18 May 2016

Scandinavian dairy company Arla Foods is to launch Cravendale milk in 25cl bottles as it targets the UK soft drinks channel.

New Scotch distillery turns back on craft "surge" 17 May 2016

A new single malt Scotch whisky distillery that aims to produce two million litres in its first year signals a move away from the "recent surge" in craft distilleries, its owner has said.

Multiple Marketing's Sunmagic healthy drinks - NPD 17 May 2016

Multiple Marketing has added three new lines to its Sunmagic range, including a coconut water, cold-pressed fruit and vegetable smoothies and low-calorie, low-sugar juice drinks. 

Latest blogs

People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 2016

The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?

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.