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Two to three big Christmases left for gin amid premium spirits boom

Published:  23 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is banking on one last big hurrah for gin growth this festive season, with its on-going popularity and major presence in the UK’s cocktail culture helping to boost growth of premium spirits.

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Hong Kong investor buys Greene King

Published:  20 August, 2019

Suffolk-based brewery group Greene King has been sold to a Hong Kong conglomerate in a deal worth £4.6bn.

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The return of the wets

Published:  19 August, 2019

Investor interest is returning to the high street, particularly when it comes to wet-led venues, where optimism is on the rise.

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Modest growth for on-trade in July

Published:  12 August, 2019

Like-for-like sales for pubs and restaurants were up 1.2% year on year in July, according the the latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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The Alchemist reports double-digit turnover growth

Published:  09 August, 2019

The Alchemist has reported a 17.3% leap in turnover to £41m in the year to 31 March 2019, up from £34.5m in 2018.

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Wet-led businesses helping high street to recover from “poisonous cocktail” of regulatory costs

Published:  19 July, 2019

Renewed investor interest is improving the health of a malnourished high street – driven mostly by wet-led venues, a group of suppliers and industry leaders were told this morning.

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Q&A: Jan Konetzki, director of wine, Ten Trinity Square

Published:  18 July, 2019

Lisa Riley meets the sommelier who has been Chatéau Latour and Artemis Domaines’ ambassador since 2016

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Pubs and bars signal optimism as restaurant sector continues to suffer

Published:  15 July, 2019

The latest CGA Fourth Business Confidence Survey, canvassing opinion from hospitality industry leaders, has revealed concern over the frequency of consumer visits to pubs, bars and restaurants during the second half of 2019.

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Guy Woodward: Accentuate the positive

Published:  11 July, 2019

GUY WOODWARD

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Joe Fattorini: Why sometimes, paying more feels like less

Published:  25 June, 2019

Joe Fattorini

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Bibendum launches ‘industry first’ training course

Published:  26 June, 2019

Bibendum has launched what it claims to be an 'industry first' training course - ‘Getting to grips with German Wine’.

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Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2020 opens for UK entries

Published:  21 June, 2019

Entries are now open for the 2020 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition.

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Ardbeg create Masters of Smoke initiative

Published:  19 June, 2019

Ardbeg has launched a new bartender education programme to “spread the word about the delicious possibilities” of smoke.

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The Alchemist eyes global expansion

Published:  18 June, 2019

The Alchemist has said it expects to hit sales of £50m at the end of its financial year and plans to invest in further expansion in the UK and abroad.

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Gin in the pink

Published:  11 June, 2019

The popularity of pink gin is driving total on-trade gin sales, according to new CGA research.

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Zero growth for pubs and restaurants in May

Published:  11 June, 2019

UK pubs and restaurants saw trading fall flat in May, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker. Collective like-for-like sales growth across the market was zero compared to last year.

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On-trade is moving with the times, say suppliers, as Jamie’s and other well-known faces disappear from the high street

Published:  07 June, 2019

The tired, middle of the road, mid-market section of the on-trade is falling away to make way for new, more innovative concepts, suppliers have told Harpers.

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Boutinot reveals rise in sales and profits

Published:  03 June, 2019

Boutinot has reported turnover increased to £139.6 million for the year ending 31 August 2018, up 4.5% on the previous year.

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Vagabond sets down sixth site in Paddington

Published:  29 May, 2019

Vagabond is gearing up for its latest launch, which will this time see its wine-focused proposition expand to include a breakfast menu.

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Jamie’s Italian calls in administrators

Published:  21 May, 2019

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire is at the brink of collapse, with the group having called in the administrators putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk.

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