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Launch of new Plantation rum into the UK with Pineapple Society

Published:  12 May, 2016

Maison Ferrand is expanding its range of premium Plantation rums by releasing its Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy 1824 Recipe into the UK.

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Supermarkets sweep over 300 IWC medals

Published:  11 May, 2016

The consumer is the real winner as indicated by the number of medal winning wines on supermarket shelves. The International Wine Challenge awarded 317 medals to supermarket own-brand wines, with 28 of the wines taking home golds.

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Kantar Worldpanel: It is the 'golden' age of groceries for consumers, but not for retailers

Published:  09 May, 2016

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel released last week show all major supermarkets posted a slowdown in their rate of growth, but consumers are saving more than ever.

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Vestal Vodka partnership to drive growth in the UK and abroad

Published:  06 May, 2016

Drinks industry guru, Dave Steward, has partnered with Vestal Vodka to drive growth in the UK's most competitive spirits category.

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Lanchester adds Vintrigue to its wines

Published:  06 May, 2016

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LWF: UK wine market major trends

Published:  06 May, 2016

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Negociants UK launches Australian winery's rare grape variety

Published:  05 May, 2016

Chaffey Bros Wine Company's quirky names like Not Your Grandma's Rose and Düfte Punkt are the type that catch the eye while wandering around the London Wine Fair.

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Inside Conviviality's acquisition of Bibendum PLB

Published:  03 May, 2016

On Sunday 1 May 2106, Conviviality Retail confirmed it would be acquiring Bibendum PLB for £60 million following shareholder approval. Diana Hunter, chief executive officer of Conviviality Retail and Bibendum PLB chief executive officer Michael Saunders talk with Harpers.co.uk about the deal.

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Conviviality to acquire Bibendum PLB for £60m

Published:  01 May, 2016

Conviviality Plc has announced its subsidiary Conviviality Brands Limited has conditionally agreed to acquire Bibendum PLB for an 'enterprise value' of £60 million.

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Tim Atkin MW: The health of wine on the UK high street

Published:  29 April, 2016

Failing the emergence of a last-minute saviour, BHS looks set to slide into administration this week, joining a list of major high street casualties that includes Comet, Woolworths and JJB Sports.

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Online retailer eBay launches wine specific site in the US

Published:  28 April, 2016

Online retailer and bidding platform eBay has launched a wine specific site in the US called eBay Wine.

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Seesaw effect in Tequila sales as customers trade-up on quality

Published:  27 April, 2016

"Unfairly maligned" Tequila is making a comeback with customers taking a less-but-better approach when it comes to selecting the Mexican tipple.

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Amazon Prime Now rolling out one-hour restaurant food delivery service in selected US cities

Published:  27 April, 2016

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Analysis: Are wine and spirit companies making the most of marketing in today's tech savvy world?

Published:  26 April, 2016

The production of wines and spirits is based on centuries' old, traditional methods, but have producers failed to make the most of digital marketing to engage consumers?

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Anti-aging gin is the "alcoholic equivalent of a facial"

Published:  25 April, 2016

A new gin which claims to reverse the aging process and keep the skin looking fresh even after a night of drinking has been released in North Wales.

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London's food and drink supply chains at "increasing risk of service failure"

Published:  22 April, 2016

A report for the food logistics industry has warned that the way food and drink is delivered to the capital is a ticking time bomb.

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Whisky Experience returns to Heathrow

Published:  20 April, 2016

Heathrow Airport is launching its month-long Whisky Experience to once again push one of its top-selling products.

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Co-op remains tight-lipped on plans to sell off 300 stores

Published:  20 April, 2016

The Co-op has refused to deny rumours that it is planning to sell off 300 of its unwanted shops to manage debt and improve the rest of the chain.

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ACS boss encourages c-stores to make their voices heard in public heath debate

Published:  20 April, 2016

Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) chief executive James Lowman has called on the convenience sector to engage with local decision makers in the wake of stricter alcohol laws and the so-called "sugar tax".

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M&S doubles its range of English wines ahead of English Wine Week

Published:  18 April, 2016

High street stalwart Marks & Spencer will have 20 new English wines on its shelves in time for English Wine Week, boosting its range to a total of 37 wines from 14 counties.

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