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Evolution in motion

Published:  08 September, 2021

The growing no/low-alcohol cocktail category has seen some serious innovation as bars and consumers seek more substance in their drinks. Clinton Cawood reports on the latest trends


Soapbox: Zero clarity threatens the future of no and low

Published:  12 August, 2021

In an extended soapbox this month, Vickie Rogerson, MD of specialist food and drink communications agency North PR and former head of food and BWS PR at Asda, makes the case for radically improved no and low alcohol labelling.


Low and no: How far will it go?

Published:  01 April, 2021

Consumer demand for no and low alcohol products and ready-to-drink is on the rise both globally and in the UK. But how long will this growth continue? Jo Gilbert looks ahead.


Gyles Walker, Co-op: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  27 August, 2020

As the trade measures up to extraordinary times and swings through summer, leading businesses and operators take stock of trading conditions in the new normal.


Majestic reports surge in no/low sales

Published:  05 February, 2020

Majestic has reported booming sales of no/low beer and wine during last month boosted by ‘biggest ever’ dry January.


Nicolas Feuillatte pinpoints no/low as key rival for Champagne

Published:  27 January, 2020

Nicolas Feuillatte has pinpointed the burgeoning no/low category as a key rival for the Champagne market going forward.


Low and no on-trade sales soar by nearly 50%

Published:  02 December, 2019

Sales of no- and low-alcohol drinks in the on-trade have risen nearly 50% in the last year, according to a new report from food-and-drink sector analysts CGA.


Guy Woodward: Why low and no wine has a problem

Published:  11 June, 2019

Guy Woodward


How low can you go?

Published:  29 January, 2019

Three years on from Seedlip’s launch, moderation is on the up while the number of regular wine drinkers in the UK is going down. Low and no alcohol might be the category the wine trade didn’t want, but it’s here to stay, says Jo Gilbert


Virgin Atlantic launches first onboard 'NoLo' alcohol cocktails menu

Published:  07 January, 2019

Virgin Atlantic has partnered with distilled non-alcoholic spirit brand Seedlip and Fever-Tree to launch what it claims to be the first onboard no and low cocktails menu.


Freixenet launches its first 0% alcohol range

Published:  11 December, 2018

Freixenet has launched an alcohol free sparkling wine range to tap the trend for low and no alcohol drinks.


Trade must embrace consumer trends to capitalise on summer growth

Published:  15 October, 2018

Kingsland Drinks has called for the trade to do more to tap into the modest value growth in sales witnessed over the summer, with innovation and new formats key to winning over new drinkers in the wine category.


Diageo identifies low and no alcohol as number one trend for 2019

Published:  12 October, 2018

Diageo’s The Future of Drinks trends session at its World Class global bartending finals in Berlin earlier this week predicted that low and no alcohol alternatives would continue to grow, with younger consumers driving the change.


Black Tower follows up healthy drinking trends with new 0.5% abv range

Published:  25 July, 2018

Black Tower is expanding its low alcohol offering in a bid to boost its appeal to health-conscious millennials at Christmas.


Call for greater clarity on low and no alcohol labelling reaches House of Commons

Published:  07 March, 2018

MPs are gathering in the House of Commons today to tackle the “confusing” labelling of low alcohol and alcohol-free drinks.


How low can you go?

Published:  22 January, 2018

Low- or no-alcohol products are no longer resigned to Dry January. Jo Gilbert reports on how waistband- and hangover-friendly alternatives are fast becoming one of 2018’s top trends


Borough partners with Surendran & Bownes to launch non-alcoholic gin

Published:  27 November, 2017

Borough Wines & Beers has joined forces with Surendran & Bownes distillery to develop a 0% abv gin as part of a strategy to align its portfolio with the trend for low and non-alcoholic drinks.


Tesco and Felix Solis collaborate on low ABV range

Published:  21 June, 2017

Tesco has launched a new range of low alcohol wines which it intends to become a staple on its shelves.


North South Wines signs UK distribution deal for Kalfu

Published:  15 June, 2017

Chilean producer Viña Ventisquero has appointed North South Wines as the exclusive UK distributor of its ‘lighter style’ Kalfu wine portfolio.