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Rooftop bar to offer 360° views of London

Published:  11 May, 2022

WAGTAIL ROOFTOP BAR AND RESTAURANT

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Portman Group takes a hard line on hard seltzers

Published:  31 March, 2022

The Portman Group today issued updated guidance to drinks companies on the fast-growing hard seltzer category, after research found there is low understanding among consumers that the drink is alcoholic.

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Hospitality sector urges government to stall VAT hike in April

Published:  08 February, 2022

In a campaign organised by UKHospitality, more than 250 business leaders from the service and leisure industries have written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, urging the government to keep VAT at 12.5% beyond March 2022.

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Arc Inspirations secures financial backing for expansion

Published:  31 January, 2022

Leading bar and restaurant operator Arc Inspirations has signed an agreement with HSBC to borrow £5m, allowing the company to fulfil its plans for expansion and growth.

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Champagne Castelnau and Nicolas Feuillatte finalise merger deal

Published:  17 December, 2021

Two of Champagne’s most important cooperatives reached an historic agreement this week, creating a powerful new stakeholder in the region.

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Boparan group achieves carbon neutral certification

Published:  07 December, 2021

Every brand owned and operated by the Boparan Restaurant Group has been certified as carbon neutral by Carbon Neutral Britain, after offsetting all their direct emissions.

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Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers announced for 2021

Published:  03 December, 2021

The New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has unveiled the recipients of its Fellows award, which recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the New Zealand wine industry.

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Chilean multinational furthers sustainability drive

Published:  25 November, 2021

One of South America's largest wine producers has introduced a new set of sustainability requirements, including stringent rules pertaining to bottling and packaging.

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Calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks gains pace

Published:  25 November, 2021

The latest market review released by the Portman Group has shown that almost half (47%) of alcoholic drinks sold in the UK now feature calorie information on labels, despite no legal requirement to do so.

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CGA report hints at hospitality recovery

Published:  15 November, 2021

New data released by CGA Strategy offers a glimpse of a beleaguered industry in resurgence, with total sales rising in Britain's managed pubs, restaurants and bars.

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Circle of Wine Writers to continue online training programmes in 2022

Published:  12 November, 2021

The Circle of Wine Writers has revealed that it is to carry on into 2022 with its regular programme of Let’s talk about… webinars and Let’s taste… web-based tastings.

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Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino three new Caballeros

Published:  25 October, 2021

Three new Caballeros have been invested into the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOVC).

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Wine Drinkers UK call for wine duty freeze

Published:  07 October, 2021

A combination of climate change, labour shortages and increased shipping costs are threatening Britain’s wine supplies, with price rises likely to follow, Wine Drinkers UK (WDUK) has claimed.

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New vocational hardship initiative launched by The Drinks Trust

Published:  05 October, 2021

The Drinks Trust has unveiled the launch of a new vocational hardship initiative called Develop, a scheme designed to lift people out of long-term hardship and help tackle the staff and skill shortage in the drinks hospitality sector.

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DHL acquires logistics firm JF Hillebrand

Published:  19 August, 2021

A major force in global wine shipping has been purchased by the Deutsche Post (DPDHL) Group for approximately €1.5 billion.

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Portman research predicts “cautious return” to pubs post lockdown

Published:  08 April, 2021

Pubgoers look set to tailor some of their pre-pandemic drinking behaviours once restrictions ease, the Portman Group has said, with many planning to drink less when they return to the on-trade post-lockdown.

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New CEO for Portman Group

Published:  02 December, 2020

The Portman Group has appointed Matt Lambert as its new CEO.

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GBK follows Carluccio’s to Boparan following Covid squeeze

Published:  14 October, 2020

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), owner of Carluccio’s, has acquired burger brand Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), saving 35 trading sites national-wide.

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New complaints panel chair joins The Portman Group

Published:  14 October, 2020

The Portman Group has revealed the new chair of its Independent Complaints Panel (ICP), continuing to set out a new era of leadership for the UK’s regulatory body. 

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Profile: John Timothy, The Portman Group

Published:  14 October, 2020

Health rose to the top of the agenda at the beginning of 2020 in a way we’ve never seen before. Jo Gilbert speaks to the face of alcohol responsibility in the UK about meeting this challenge

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