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Trade bodies reiterate importance of ‘test and trace’

Published:  19 August, 2020

A trio of trade bodies, including UK Hospitality (UKH), has send a joint letter to the hospitality sector to highlight the importance of customer data collection.

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Bibendum adds Bodegas Mustiguillo

Published:  19 August, 2020

Bibendum Wines has added Valencian wine producer Bodegas Mustiguillo to its on-trade and Walker & Wodehouse portfolios. 

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Hallgarten supports on-trade with £700k worth of free wine

Published:  19 August, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has announced it will be supporting the hospitality sector in September with over 100,000 glasses of wine provided free of charge. 

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Majestic teams up with Olly Smith hosted podcast A Glass With

Published:  19 August, 2020

Majestic has teamed up with A Glass With, the wine focused podcast hosted by Olly Smith and produced by Richard Hemming MW. 

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The Drinks Trust supports freelance event and festival bar professionals

Published:  19 August, 2020

The Drinks Trust has launched an intiative to support freelance event and festival bar professionals, a group of workers omitted by the government’s furlough and self-employed support schemes.  

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M&S job losses signal shift towards flexible working, online and food

Published:  18 August, 2020

M&S has announced it will cull 7,000 members of staff as the company shifts resources towards areas that are expanding, while decreasing resources in the home and clothing departments.

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Aviation Gin takes off with Diageo in $610m deal

Published:  18 August, 2020

Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin brand has landed a mega-deal with drinks giant Diageo, which has been acquired via parent company Davos Brands.

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Hubert Beatson-Hird, The Hunter’s Moon: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  18 August, 2020

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

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Accolade relaunches production site

Published:  17 August, 2020

Accolade Wines has renamed its drinks manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facility in Bristol to The Park.

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Paola Tich: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  17 August, 2020

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

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Famille Perrin moves from FMV to Liberty Wines

Published:  17 August, 2020

Famille Perrin has moved its UK and Ireland distribution from Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) to Liberty Wines with immediate effect. 

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North South Wines expands no/low portfolio with La Gioiosa bubbles

Published:  17 August, 2020

North South Wines has expanded its no/low alcohol portfolio with a new sparkling drink from La Gioiosa. 

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Plumpton College responds to Covid with re-training programme

Published:  17 August, 2020

Plumpton College is set to launch a new re-training programme in response to Covid-19 and Brexit.

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Vinpro: “Still a long road to recovery”

Published:  17 August, 2020

Vinpro has “acknowledged” the announcement it can resume local trade and distribution of alcohol under alert level 2 from midnight 17 August 2020, but said the industry still has “a long road to recovery”.

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Wine GB unveils first British producers to receive sustainable certification

Published:  17 August, 2020

Wine GB has announced the first British vineyards and wineries to formally achieve recognition for their sustainable credentials. 

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Owen Morgan, 44 Group: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  13 August, 2020

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

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Te Pā gains first major UK listing

Published:  13 August, 2020

Māori-run family estate te Pā has won its first major multiple listing with its Pā Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, which are bound for Tesco.

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Pubs and restaurant group sales halve in first month back

Published:  13 August, 2020

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups saw trading fall to just over half of ‘normal’ trading compared to the same month last year, data from CGA’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker has shown.

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Relief as gin spared from US tariff hikes, but battle for Scotch continues

Published:  13 August, 2020

The US has backed down on its threat to expand a 16-year old trade fight with the European Union to impose tariffs on gin – a move which would have been “hugely detrimental” for the British alcohol industry.

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Hospitality biggest casualty as record UK recession confirmed

Published:  12 August, 2020

Britain’s economy shrank by 20.4% in the three months to June 2020, marking the deepest contraction currently of any major economy, with the Accommodation & Food sectors among the hardest hit, slumping by 86.7%.

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