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Drinks companies shortlisted for export award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Four drinks companies - Llanllyr Water, Barr Soft Drinks, The Feel Good Drinks Company and the Wychwood Brewery- have been short-listed for the Drink Exporter of the Year award in the Food from Britain Awards 2007.

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Bag in box wine market needs more competition

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK bag in box wine sales would increase if more suppliers entered the market and targeted older buyers,

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Tesco sales increase in autumn

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rising UK sales and a strong international performance have seen Tesco progress in the third quarter.

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Ferrovial will sell World Duty Free

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ferrovial plans to sell the UK travel retail firm World Duty Free (WDF) within the first three quarters of 2008.

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Leahy coined godfather' of binge-drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sir Terry Leahy, Tesco Chief Executive, has been coined the "godfather of British binge drinking" for the supermarket chain's approach to alcohol pricing.

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Diageo commissions new Scottish Distillery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks company Diageo has commissioned a new distillery building project in Scotland for 11.5 million.

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Leading Austrian winemaker dies, aged 48

Published:  23 July, 2008

One of Austria's leading sweet wine producers, Alois Kracher, has died from cancer aged 48.

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Scottish Exec cracks down on underage drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

Underage drinking will be targeted in Scotland under a new Test Purchasing Scheme.

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Inaugural International Cognac Summit approaches

Published:  23 July, 2008

The first International Cognac Summit will take place in January 2008.

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FSA backed over its Sovio Wine decision

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has received independent backing for its decision to refuse the sale of Sovio Wine.

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Penfolds wins George Mackey Memorial Trophy

Published:  23 July, 2008

Penfolds has won the George Mackey Memorial Trophy for Australia's export wine of the year.

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New man at top for Louis Latour

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dan Townsend has taken up the position of managing director of Louis Latour Agencies UK.

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Cannabis-flavoured drinks pulled

Published:  23 July, 2008

A range of cannabis-flavoured drinks has been removed from UK shelves following a regulatory investigation.

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Greene King enjoys record profits boost

Published:  23 July, 2008

Brewing and pub chain giant Greene King has seen a 6% revenue increase, driven by record first half financial results.

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Luxury food and drink purchases will rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers in the UK are set to drive luxury food and drink purchases above 20bn a year by 2012.


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Record harvest in Washington State

Published:  23 July, 2008

A record grape harvest has been reported in Washington State this year.

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UK retail sector set for packaging shift

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Retailers could see a change to recycling information for packaging on consumer products.

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LVMH scores highly in luxury green survey

Published:  23 July, 2008

French premium goods firm LVMH, owner of Mot Hennessy, has come third in a scoring of the world's luxury companies, based on green credentials.

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Subdued liquor spending hits Regent Inns' profits

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Regents Inns has spoken of "disappointing" trading results with end-of-year profit forecasts now unlikely.

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Tesco moves on new US depot

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: Tesco is close to finalising the acquisition of a second US depot, which would facilitate the opening of a further 1,000 Fresh & Easy convenience stores.

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