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Wholesalers welcome plans for taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud

Published:  09 July, 2015

The government plans to set up a new national "alcohol control room" and establish a mobile taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud at duty-suspended warehouses and cash and carries.

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American beer, whiskey and Space Invaders unleashed by Brewdog in latest bar concept

Published:  08 July, 2015

The innovation pipeline at Brewdog shows no sign of slowing down with the arrival of yet another on-trade concept.

 

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Craft beer trend brings sharp rise in demand for staff training says Beer Academy

Published:  07 July, 2015

The Beer Academy training group has seen a sharp uplift in interest from pub and bar operators on the back of the craft beer boom.

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Roberson Wine to close Kensington shop to focus future on more 'dynamic' channels

Published:  06 July, 2015

Roberson Wine is set to close its flagship Kensington High Street shop on August 30, 2015 to focus its future growth on "sectors that are really showing the most dynamic growth."

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Crown Cellars broadens outlook on wines from Spain and Australia

Published:  03 July, 2015

Carlsberg UK's on-trade wine division Crown Cellars has beefed up its Spanish and Australian wine ranges as part of its annual range review.

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UK retailers and the on-trade can now catch a Chronic case of wine

Published:  03 July, 2015

A brand which aims to do for wine what hip craft brewers have for beer is making its UK debut.

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Beer and tenanted pubs growth lift revenues for Greene King

Published:  01 July, 2015

Brewing and pubs group Greene King saw revenue growth of 3% in the 52 weeks to May 3, driven by beer sales in beer (+4.2%) and its Pub Partners lease, tenancy and franchise division (+3.5%).

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Admiral launches support package to give first-time on-trade licensess a head start

Published:  29 June, 2015

On-trade employees who fancy having a crack at running their own pub are being offered a new package of support for first-time licensees.

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Borough Market showcases craft beer and food in new festival

Published:  29 June, 2015

London's Borough Market is to host a three-day festival of craft beer and food matching next month.

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Craft keg available through small brewers' scheme for the first time

Published:  26 June, 2015

The Society of Independent Brewers has begun to sell craft keg beer through a revamped version of its Direct Delivery Scheme for the first time.

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Off-trade brings growth for BWS, but wine and on-trade both decline as market stays 'fragile' - WSTA

Published:  25 June, 2015

A strong off-trade performance has dragged the UK alcohol market back into volume growth for the first time in five years, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Neil Bruce appointed as the new head of wine for Fuller's

Published:  24 June, 2015

Neil Bruce joined brewery, pub chain and inn operator Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C earler this month as the new head of wine replacing Mark Dally, the current wine and purchasing director.

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On-trade business body calls for action on malicious online reviews in wake of CMA report

Published:  23 June, 2015

On-trade leaders have called for greater transparency around online review websites after a report by the Competition & Markets Authority.

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Men spend almost twice as much as women on alcohol in the on-trade - report

Published:  23 June, 2015

Research by the online offers site vouchercodes.co.uk shows man spend on average twice as much as women on on-trade drinking and clubbing.

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Wong wins Wine Business degree accolades at Plumpton College

Published:  22 June, 2015

Some rising stars of the wine trade world have been honoured in the annual awards ceremony at Plumpton College.

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Brewdog takes beer shops to Scotland and plans new bar concepts

Published:  22 June, 2015

Scottish craft beer producer Brewdog is working on a number of new concepts to expand its on- and off-trade retailing footprint.

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Codorníu aims to make mark in top end with luxury Cava

Published:  18 June, 2015

Cava producer Codorníu is aiming to raise its profile in the top-end on-trade with the introduction of a luxury mark to the UK.

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Harveys woos bartenders with cocktail push for sherry range

Published:  16 June, 2015

Harveys is asking bartenders to help make sherry more exciting in a new cocktail competition.

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First quarter restaurant sales flat for Beefeater owner Whitbread

Published:  16 June, 2015

Restaurant sales are taking a smaller share of the product mix of Whitbread, the owner of Costa and Premier Inn.

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Percival Val Brown talks about his 65 years in the drinks business

Published:  10 June, 2015

Percival Brown tells Douglas Blyde about his six decades in the business, from the cellars beneath Speakers' Corner to selecting the wines for Concorde.

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