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Scottish pubs £15k worse off than English equivalents

Published:  24 January, 2024

New analysis by UKHospitality Scotland has revealed the financial disparity between sites in England and Scotland following the Scottish government's decision not to implement business rates support this year for venues. 

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Harpers snap survey: Removing 250ml wouldn’t damage sales

Published:  24 January, 2024

Following a recent University of Cambridge study, which found that removing 250ml servings of wine by the glass cut consumption by almost 8%, Harpers launched a snap survey, to see how such a measure might affect the trade.

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UK drinks SMEs outperform other sectors

Published:  15 January, 2024

Small and medium-sized UK beverage manufacturers are performing favourably when compared to other sectors, a new report has found.

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YouGov poll shows rise in popularity of low & no

Published:  03 January, 2024

The Portman Group’s sixth annual survey in partnership with YouGov reveals young people are the biggest consumers of low & no alcohol alternatives, with nearly half (44%) of 18-24-year-olds surveyed considering themselves either occasional or regular drinkers of alcohol alternatives, compared to 31% in 2022.

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Half of Brits exaggerate wine knowledge

Published:  22 December, 2023

New research commissioned by glass manufacturer and bottler Encirc has revealed almost half of Brits (45%) lie about their wine knowledge at the dinner table.

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New drink spiking measures introduced by government

Published:  19 December, 2023

Drink spiking is set to be targeted by police and door staff in a raft of new measures unveiled by the home secretary James Cleverly as the festive party-going season gets into full swing.

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Low & no market up 5% in 2023

Published:  19 December, 2023

Despite signs of the low & no market maturing, growth continued apace in 2023, with consumption across the world’s top 10 markets increasing by 5% in 2023.

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UK bars roll out drink spiking test kits

Published:  15 December, 2023

With the festive season in full swing, police and businesses have joined forces to crack down on drink spiking across the UK.

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WSTA debunks pesticide report

Published:  15 December, 2023

Recent results from a UK government testing programme have suggested a dramatic increase in the proportion of wine that contains multiple pesticide residues – up from 14% in 2016 to 50% in 2022.

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Survey estimates £7.4bn will be spent on Christmas partying

Published:  08 December, 2023

A survey of 2,000 UK adults by tonics and mixer brand, Double Dutch, has estimated £7.4bn will be spent in UK hospitality during the festive period – a significant threefold increase compared to the previous year.

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Académie du Vin Library becomes largest wine publisher in the world

Published:  01 December, 2023

Académie du Vin Library, the wine book publishing company founded by the late Steven Spurrier (pictured), has today (1 December) announced the acquisition of the Classic Wine Library publishing list from Infinite Ideas.

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Wine Christmas sales uplift driven by inflation

Published:  30 November, 2023

Circana, a leading advisor on consumer trends, has revealed in its ‘12 weeks till Christmas tracker’ an upward trend in wine sales in terms of value.

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Live gigging could unlock £2.4bn boost for UK pubs and bars

Published:  29 November, 2023

A new CGA report published today (29 November) has revealed that gigging in the hospitality sector could be the catalyst for a multi-billion pound boost to venues. 

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Duty coincides with drinking trends says Kingsland Drinks

Published:  24 November, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, independent UK supplier, Kingsland Drinks, has revealed its insights on key areas to watch out for in 2024, looking at incoming drinks trends in wine, spirits and RTDs.

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Hospitality closures fall in third quarter

Published:  07 November, 2023

The Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by NIQ and AlixPartners has recorded a fall in licensed premises of 0.3% – the equivalent of three net closures a day, in the third quarter.

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RTD category to hit $40bn by 2027 in key markets

Published:  23 October, 2023

New research from the IWSR reveals that the RTD category is expected to grow by 12% in volume between 2022 and 2027, generating $40bn in revenue across 10 key markets, including the UK.

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Ridgeview launches its first B Corp Impact Report

Published:  20 October, 2023

English sparkling wine producer Ridgeview has marked one year of B Corp status by launching its first impact report. 

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No-shows in hospitality double

Published:  18 October, 2023

The latest research from Zonal and CGA by NIQ, reveals the number of consumers not showing up for reservations in pubs, bars and restaurants has doubled since September last year. 

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KAM and Hallgarten partner for indie survey

Published:  16 October, 2023

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has partnered with insights agency KAM to research consumer decision-making at independent specialists. 

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Staff shortages affect 45% of wine industry Prowein finds

Published:  11 October, 2023

According to new research published by Prowein, 45% of businesses in the wine industry have been affected by staff shortages over the last two years.

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