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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on

Published:  22 July, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have done a review of the top online news and analysis stories for the drinks trade.


Some of our top Brexit stories this week include a look at how cabinet members have historically voted on duty hikes, Diana Hunter doesn't see the vote to leave the EU as a hindrance to Conviviality's future growth and Jerry Lockspeiser takes a look at what the trade might learn following Brexit. For subscribers, take a look at what the current currency fluctuations might mean for the trade and possible price hikes.

New cabinet members historically voted in favour of alcohol duty hikes

Conviviality boss says Brexit won't impact future growth

Jerry Lockspeiser: Lessons learnt from Brexit

Subscribers: Insights: What does the currency rollercoaster mean for the UK wine trade?


Figures out this week included Conviviality's full year results, Rémy Cointreau Q1 sales dipped and inflation is starting to tick up according to the Office of National Statistics.

Conviviality reveals new triple threat buying team as sales soar

Rémy Cointreau Q1 sales suffer an expected slide

Consumer inflation rise may be part of a larger trend


As the cocktail craze continues the RTD market in the UK takes a hit; the lo-to-no alcohol trend may be here to stay and despite all the growth, there is still room for brands in the premium spirits category. 

Current cocktail trends are crippling the RTD market in the UK

Low and no-alcohol trend may be here to stay

Premium spirits are driving growth in the category by offering unique experiences

El Dorado Golden Rum wins Sainsbury's listing 

People & Opinion:

Family Affair Part 1: Alessio and Francesca Planeta, Planeta, Sicily

Guy Woodward: Why wine is failing the hipster test

Insight & Analysis:

Analysis: Is consolidation a challenge to the traditional importer business model?

Analysis: Generation Riesling's young winemakers are changing the country's wine image