Bigger format for RTD

Global Brands has extended its Flare Cocktail offer by introducing 70cl bottles as well as a new flavour to the range
Foster’s agony uncles Brad and Dan

Aussie pair return

AUSTRALIAN agony uncles Brad and Dan are back as part of the latest media blitz for Foster’s.

Sipping on a gin by the bay

Dunnet Bay Distillery goes from strength to strength .
Some moments don't need a hashtag - Doom Bar advert

Eyes on Cornwall

CORNWALL-based Sharps Brewery has invested £1m in a major nationwide advertising campaign for its flagship beer Doom Bar.

Take two with tequila

BREWING giant Heineken UK has extended its range of spirit-flavoured beers with the introduction of Desperados Dos – a higher ABV beer built for...

Small is bountiful

CRAFT manufacturing is becoming important in many parts of the drinks business including whisky. At Isle of Arran Distillery managing director Euan Mitchell said...

Fife focus for Kingsbarns

Family-owned Fife distillery Kingsbarns has unveiled a new whisky – Balcomie
RTD cans

Tapping into the hot trend of 2021

Drinks firms predict strong growth for RTDs as consumers seek out low calorie options

Dreaming of a gin Christmas

GIN in teacups is no longer the preserve of the secret tippler in prohibition Chicago. Super premium brand Hendrick’s has a gift pack, called...
Cider brands

Cider brands part of the game

IF any proof is needed that major cider brands are now slugging it out with the beer giants in the long alcoholic drinks market...

On a roll

HEINEKEN, the giant drinks company behind brands like Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664, Desperados, Bulmer, Strongbow and Old Mout, sees itself as the number-one supplier of...

Getting the beers in

TAKING the party outside has become a regular summer pastime for many Scots and Budweiser is hoping its special barbecue packs will put it...

Top-up takes a lead

IN the lead up and throughout the Christmas period, shoppers often look for items to create a special at-home occasion and are more likely...

Flavours of the summer

CIDER manufacturers have worked hard to sell cider throughout the year but it remains true that good summer weather helps cider sales considerably, one...

Check in on gin

THERE’S no question who the cool kid is in the spirits class at the moment as gin sales continue to show double digit growth...
If a Scottish convenience retailer has a licence, it’s likely they’ll already be selling most of the top sellers in our top 50. But with Minimum Unit Pricing due to be introduced soon, a big shake-up could be on the cards.

Scotland’s off trade top 50

Ahead of what could be massive upheaval in the Scottish drinks trade, Scottish Grocer examines which brands are doing best in stores. Using exclusive data provided by market research firm Nielsen, our guide to the most valuable Scottish off-trade brands aims to provide retailers with hard numbers to help them make the decision of what to put on shelves.