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    SHOP TALK: Healthy new year?

    2021-01-11T13:07:00Z

    At this time of year, many consumers are usually attempting ‘Dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’ but, given the current circumstances, you wonder if as many will be bothered.

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    Retailers warned to be vigilant against counterfeit alcohol this Christmas

    2020-12-21T15:33:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is reminding retailers to beware of counterfeit alcohol during the Christmas period after indications of counterfeit goods entering into the UK market.

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    ACS concern over 9pm ban on alcohol sales in Nottingham

    2020-10-30T10:07:00Z

    ACS has reacted to the introduction of additional tier 3 restrictions in Nottingham and the surrounding areas, expressing disappointment at the decision to ban off licence alcohol sales from 9pm.

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    Diageo introduces new premix cocktails from two of its biggest spirits brands

    2020-10-23T15:52:00Z

    Diageo is launching two new premix cocktails from two of its biggest spirits brands - Gordon’s Pink Martini (5% ABV) and Smirnoff Passion Fruit Martini (5% ABV).

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    WKD launches Raspberry Lemonade variant solely in PMP 700ml bottles

    2020-10-09T15:14:00Z

    WKD is launching a new Raspberry Lemonade variant which will be offered solely in £2.99 price-marked 700ml glass bottles, to appeal exclusively to independent retailers.

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    ACS welcomes Treasury and HMRC call for evidence on the alcohol duty system

    2020-10-05T11:43:00Z

    A new call for evidence launched by the Treasury and HMRC on the alcohol duty system has been welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores.

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    Grolsch returns to UK market with new look and lower ABV

    2020-09-23T15:34:00Z

    Grolsch Premium Pilsner is set to return the UK market this autumn, now brewed back at its historic home in Enschede, The Netherlands, and with a new look.

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    Blossom Hill launches social media partnership with florist

    2020-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Treasury Wine Estates is launching Friendship Fridays, a new Blossom Hill social media partnership with Arena Flowers, aiming to keep loved ones connected. Friendship Friday will feature a competition every Wednesday until 17 June. Partnering with Arena Flowers, consumers can enter the competition via Instagram and will have the ...

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    Westons Cider expands Henry Westons brand with new variants

    2020-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Westons Cider is expanding its £45m-plus Henry Westons brand with new variants Henry Westons Cloudy Vintage, Henry Westons Vintage Rosé and Henry Westons Organic Cider. Henry Westons Cloudy Vintage (7.3%) is described as a medium-dry naturally cloudy, unfiltered cider that’s full-bodied and sparkling with a fruity character, while the subtle ...

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    SHS Drinks adds dark fruit variant to WKD range

    2020-01-17T00:00:00Z

    SHS Drinks is adding WKD Dark Fruit to its WKD range. The new product will be aligned to existing brand variants in terms of ABV, retail pricing, and bottle sizes (4% ABV, 275ml and 700ml), and will also appear in a 4x275ml format and in £2.99 price-marked 700ml, exclusively for ...

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    Stocking the good stuff

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Pernod Ricard reckons there’s a £15.5m sales opportunity in the premium wine and spirits category this Christmas, that’s there for the convenience sector’s taking. The company is urging retailers to give better visibility to premium products so they can win back sales from the grocery multiples. Pernod Ricard is investing ...

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    Jaegermeister adds to range with coffee variant

    2019-09-04T00:00:00Z

    Mast-Jaegermeister UK has launched Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee in the UK across the on- and off-trade nationwide. It is a global line extension for the brand, which is also launching in the US in coming months. The new product fuses the classic Jägermeister recipe with cold-brewed Arabica coffee and a ...

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    Accolade Wines adds new variant to Echo Falls Range

    2019-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Accolade Wines is introducing a new varietal to its best-selling Echo Falls portfolio with the launch of Malb-Echo Falls. David White, marketing director at Accolade Wines, said: ‘’Malbec is seeing continued strong growth in the UK and is attracting new shoppers to the red wine category. “Echo Falls is perfectly ...

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    Funkin Cocktails launches £1m advertising campaign

    2019-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Funkin Cocktails, the fruit purée and cocktail mixer company, is supporting its recently launched Nitro Canned Cocktails with a £1m nationwide advertising campaign. The out-of-home and digital campaign, which runs until the end of September, is targeted at consumer’s on the go and will feature across static six sheets ...

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    Treasury Wine Estates introduces multi-country wine range

    2019-07-12T00:00:00Z

    Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced that it is launching its first multi-country of origin wine range, Squealing Pig, into the UK market. A portfolio of six wines, Squealing Pig will offer consumers the chance to discover wines from Australia, New Zealand, France, Argentina and Italy all under one ...

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    Wolf Blass gears up for summer of sport

    2019-05-31T00:00:00Z

    Wolf Blass – the official wine partner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – is gearing up for a summer of sport. A £1m, integrated, 360° campaign to support the tournament-long partnership has launched and will include limited edition bottles, an experiential sampling event, wine tastings, social media, digital, ...

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    Campo Viejo wine brand launches its first rosé

    2019-04-26T00:00:00Z

    Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo is launching its first rosé. Chris Shead, off-trade channel director for Pernod Ricard UK, commented: “We’re very excited for this launch as it opens up an already strong brand to a new audience. Campo Viejo is the biggest Spanish brand on the market, accounting for ...

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    Cheers to beers

    2019-04-08T00:00:00Z

    It’s a good time to be in the booze business. Nielsen figures show that the total off-trade BWS market was up 3.8% in the year to December 29, 2018. Gin, sparkling wine, fruit cider and craft beer are among the fastest-growing categories, though still wine is among the few ...

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    Estrella Damm unveils new logo and packaging

    2019-03-29T00:00:00Z

    Estrella Damm, the beer from Barcelona, has unveiled a new logo and packaging design for the UK market that highlights its heritage, use of all-natural ingredients and quality credentials. James Healey, UK country manager for Estrella Damm, said: “It has been another tremendous year for Estrella Damm in the UK, ...

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    Nisa marks advent of spring with Cider festival

    2019-03-29T00:00:00Z

    Nisa is helping retailers to make the most of the milder spring weather and big night in opportunity with a Cider Festival promotion aimed at helping to drive footfall and increased sales. The event will run until 14 April, supporting Nisa partners in generating additional sales with competitive pricing and ...