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Drinks firms face increased costs and red tape over new HMRC fraud rules

Published:  25 September, 2014

Drinks firms face increased red tape and administrative costs for carrying out due diligence as part of a HMRC crackdown on alcohol fraud.

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Tesco expands Dan Jago's global wine role to include beer and spirits

Published:  11 September, 2014

Tesco's UK and group wine director Dan Jago is to increase his responsibilities with the addition of the beer and spirits portfolio.

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Craft beers direct to your office thanks to Deskbeers service

Published:  22 August, 2014

The saying going there is no such thing as a new original business idea, which is probably why there is an equally popular phrase - the greatest form of flattery is imitation. Well here's a business idea that could very easily be adapted to the wine and spirits world. Deskbeers.

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Timothy Taylor wins Best Beer in Britain award at Great British Beer Festival

Published:  13 August, 2014

 

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Drinkaware launches mobile app to help people cut down on drinking

Published:  12 August, 2014

Drinkaware has launched a mobile app which tracks alcohol consumption, calculates units and calories and helps users set goals to cut down their drinking.

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Parliamentary group calls for tobacco-style health warnings on alcohol

Published:  11 August, 2014

A group of MPs has called for cigarette-like health warnings on all alcoholic drinks, as well as a lower drink driving limit.

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Would you want to share a pint with Tom Jones?

Published:  11 August, 2014

 

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Diana Hunter, Conviviality CEO, on the new BB's Warehouse concept

Published:  06 August, 2014

Diana Hunter is chief executive of Conviviality Retail, owner of the Bargain Booze network. Last week the firm announced the launch of a new concept - BB's Warehouse - a destination discount off-licence warehouse. Gemma McKenna finds out more.

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Matthew Clark launches 80-strong Boutique Beer range

Published:  22 July, 2014

Matthew Clark will today introduce a new range of 80 different beers to cater to on-trade's fastest growing category.

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Total World Cup drinks sales reach £1.1billion despite fading interest in final weeks

Published:  18 July, 2014

Final drinks sales for the World Cup reveal that overall beers, wines and spirits were up by £15.1 million for the five weeks of the tournament to top £1.1 billion.

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Summer boosts sales of sparkling wine, says Nielsen

Published:  16 July, 2014

Fizz has fared well thanks to summer weather, with sales of sparkling wine up 18.9% on last year, according to the latest Nielsen data for the off-trade.

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England's failure results in poor World Cup for beer and cider brands

Published:  15 July, 2014

Later kick off times and England's poor performance combined to have a knock-on effect on what were disappointing sales of beers and lagers during the first half of the World Cup, according to the latest Nielsen data.

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Draft House to launch new beer and cocktail bar concept

Published:  09 July, 2014

London craft beer bar chain Draft House is launching a beer and cocktail bar concept with a DIY micro-distillery below its flagship site on the south side of Tower Bridge.

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Beermoth looks to bring US style beer retailing to Manchester

Published:  03 July, 2014

Specialist beer shops have joined the 21st century, among them Beermoth, in central Manchester's hip northern quarter, and set up by Scot Davies, a former manager at the city's The Knott bar, and American Jeremy Stull, who worked at the esteemed Port Street Beer house.

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Wine Vision to focus on how industry must adapt to millennials' needs

Published:  03 July, 2014

Wine Vision's return to London in November will examine key issues affecting growth in the industry as relationships between wine brands and consumers change and competition from spirits and beer intensifies.

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Beer drives Constellation Brands to increase financial expectations for 2015

Published:  03 July, 2014

Constellation Brands first quarter results for fiscal year 2015 beat expectations primarily due to its Crown Import beer distribution acquisitions last year and based on the results increased its fiscal year outlook.

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Costco set to launch new craft beer offer

Published:  01 July, 2014

Costco Wholesale UK is poised to break into the craft beer market, the £1.7bn turnover warehouse club chain has revealed.

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BrewDog launches World Cup publicity stunt with Vote Sepp beer

Published:  26 June, 2014

Another day, another BrewDog publicity stunt, but its idea to launch a Vote Sepp beer in honour of FIFA's president, Sepp Blatter, in a typically cheeky move to get the 2022 World Cup switched from controversial Qatar to a safe bet Scotland, is bound to result in even more headlines - including this one - for the maverick Scottish brewer.

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Beer/Ale/Cider

Published:  24 June, 2014

Gold: Ola Dubh 1991, Brand owner: Harviestoun Brewery, Design agency: threebrand

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Beer/Cider range

Published:  24 June, 2014

Bronze: Ballistic Brewing, Brand owner: Copestick Murray, Design agency: Stranger & Stranger

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