Bargain Booze is launching a new convenience format and identifying trial sites over the next three months.
Latest news in the off-trade's fight to curb irresponsible retailing
The Whisky Shop puts faith in City move to encourage more 'followers'
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New scientific research has proved that serving strawberries in a daiquiri could make them healthier than simply eating the berries on their own.
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April 23 St George's Day
With summer finally on its way here's your chance to get your hands on a new arrival to the RTD category.
My top tip is about connecting with the customer and promoting repeat purchases. Always have one of the following to give to new customers flying through - an up-to-date wine list, a newsletter, upcoming in-store tasting invite, brochure of other services such as wedding lists, godchild cases, en-primeur etc. Independent merchants never have enough time, staff or money to continuously target and retain customers through on-going marketing, but the above hand-outs often reminds customers to come back.
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Scottish & Newcastle is to start brewing Russian beer Baltika 3 in the UK.
Two brothers on a Cornish cider farm have used their family business to produce a cider designed to draw drinkers from lager and RTDs.
Majestic has opened two new stores this year and has another three scheduled to open by autumn.
One hundred wine distributors give the supermarket chain top marks
When the limits were raised on the levels of alcohol and tobacco people could import, all hell broke loose. Nigel Huddleston looks at how things have changed for the trade today
Trading from a converted farm shed in rural Scotland, Kate McDiarmid stocks an impressive range of New World wines. Alice Whitehead visits
The Big Squeeze Fresh Juice Company has launched a natural apple juice called To odle Pip. Made from a blend of English Cox and Bramley apples, it's described by the company as a "spiffingly refreshing drink that is as quintessentially English as Wimbledon and Henley ". It is available in 75cl bottles with a recommended retail price of £2.99.
Wrigley has rolled out its latest TV ad for Airwaves Black Mint.
Cadbury Trebor Bassett is spending £2.5 million on a TV ad to back the relaunch of its Cadbury Dairy Milk with Creme Egg bar.
GlaxoSmithKline is backing its new Lucozade Sport raspberry and tropical flavours with a £1 million sampling campaign.
Infuzions has launched a range of natural fruit juices that it says provide "real health benefits" for drinkers.
Burton's Foods is launching a range of Bertolli Savoury Nibbles to be eaten with dips.
Snickers is back on air
With funky companies attracting younger drinkers, now the whisky industry is thirsting after a newer market - women. Alice Whitehead reports
Premium is becoming the watchword for this doyen of white spirits, says Richard Woodard
A whisky bottle believed to be the lightest in the world has appeared on supermarket shelves in the UK.
Grappa producer Nardini has added four Italian aperitifs to its range.
Glengoyne Distillery is offering whisky lovers the opportunity to buy their own casks of Scotch whisky.
Fior Brands is launching a TV ad and print campaign to support an overhaul of its melon liqueur brand Midori.
Global Brands is launching Polish vodka Sobieski into the UK off-trade.
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