Tesco has stirred up a hornets' nest with its decision to confront adults it suspects of buying alcohol for their kids
OLN's consulting editor Graham Holter gives his views on the big industry stories
'High-strength' ban that sets a dangerous precedent
Report that finally treats under-age drinking problem sensibly
Malt whisky may be seeing an upturn, but pigeon-holing punters won't help
For weeks, OLN's newsdesk has been buzzing with stories about slumps in beer sales, but most of what we've heard has been anecdotal. Now we have the proof in front of us. The hoped-for warmer second half of the summer has not happened and off-trade beer sales were down by almost 16 per cent in the four weeks to July 15, according to Nielsen.
Has new Thresher owner got the Vision to develop interesting ideas?
Fresher thinking is needed to boost ale's ailing popularity
The law of the land is that anybody over the age of 18 can buy and consume alcohol. But there are disturbing signs that some police officers want to enforce a different piece of legislation.
Independent wine merchants are racing ahead of their multiple counterparts in terms of average bottle price, store openings and general optimism about the state of the market. Are
Wall of silence surrounds latest Home Office test purchase campaign
When it comes to packaging size does matter
Down Under's downturn could be its saviour
Castel could sell Oddbins in an attempt to get its wines into the UK market