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    PRODUCT NEWS: Absolut vodka refreshes range and bottle design


    Absolut vodka has revealed a new bottle design and remixed flavoured range in what will be the brand’s biggest shake-up.

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    Park Garage Group succeeds in adding off licences to most of its EG Group acquisition sites


    Park Garage Group has obtained off licences for almost all of the 27 sites it acquired from EG Group since the deal was announced at the beginning of October - although one licensing hearing proved particularly awkward.

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    Scottish minister avoids setting date for introduction of deposit return scheme


    The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has accused the Scottish government of “bottling” a decision on the roll out of the country’s deposit return scheme.

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    Molson Coors Beverage Company sets up new team as it expands its portfolio


    Molson Coors Beverage Company has launched its Beverage Hub, a dedicated team to support its growing portfolio of brands in emerging, fast-growth categories. It has also announced three new distribution partnerships as it continues to expand its footprint beyond the beer aisle.

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    SHOP TALK: Healthy new year?


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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, ...