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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.