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Scottish Grocer showcases some new products that convenience store retailers might want to consider stocking to drive up sales.
Belhaven's Scottish Oat Stout won Gold at the World Beer Awards in 2022.

A stout choice for consumers

Belhaven Brewery reckons its stout options will be popular with consumers through the winter months and into 2024 – making them must-stocks for convenience store retailers.

Scotland’s top alcohol brands: 1. Tennent’s

Scottish Grocer puts the spotlight on the top Scottish take-home alcoholic drink brands in Scotland using the list compiled by Kantar, here taking a look at brand No.1 – Tennent's.

Scotland’s top alcohol brands: 2. The Famous Grouse

Scottish Grocer puts the spotlight on the top Scottish take-home alcoholic drink brands in Scotland using the list compiled by Kantar, here taking a look at brand No.2 – The Famous Grouse.

Neurita Tequila is feeling the Love

Neurita Tequila has joined the Love Drinks portfolio of drinks with the distributor aiming to drive up popularity for margaritas at home through the brand.
Headshot of Lesley Ann Gray

Cheers to beers and fine drams

Lesley Ann Gray, strategic lead for Scotland at market research company Kantar – which provides the listing of the top 50 Scottish non-alcohol brands in Scotland and the top 10 Scottish alcohol brands in Scotland, analyses the year for the leading Scottish brands in Scottish food and drink retailing.

Top 10 Scottish Alcohol Brands 2023

Discover the top 10 Scottish take-home alcohol brands in Scotland for 2023, according to Kantar data for Scottish Grocer.
The two new releases highlight the raw character of two popular expressions.

The Glasgow Distillery plays to cask strengths

Ideal for Christmas and New Drinks, Scottish Grocer highlights two new expressions from The Glasgow Distillery and the Pickering's Gin Crimbo Limbo Calendar.
The Premier Foods limited-edition Christmas products.

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Scottish Grocer showcases some new products that convenience store retailers might want to consider stocking to drive up sales.

Bacardi makes cocktails simple

Bacardi brings the Eristoff vodka brand to the RTD market for the first time with the launch of two new fruit flavoured drinks in cans in time for Christmas.

Pernod boxes up for Christmas

Pernod Ricard launches the first bag-in-box format in its portfolio with Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo's new Winemakers' Blend bag-in-box.
Stocking up on some premium beer options can open up the category to consumers, says Innis & Gunn.

Innis & Gunn offers the pints of difference

With customers looking for something different when it comes to the drinks selection at Christmas, c-store retailers should consider more premium options, reckons Innis & Gunn.
Mangrove Global reckons the at-home cocktails trend could drive premium sales.

Bank on the cocktail trend, says Mangrove Global

Premium spirits distributor Mangrove Global has been highlighting the opportunity to drive sales through the at-home cocktails trend, while Britvic has launched some new J2O Mocktails.

A Virtuous Vodka launch from Sweden

Swedish vodka brand Virtuous Vodka makes its way to UK markets as Love Drinks builds on its distribution range with its first ever vodka brand.
Keeping a selection of seasonal stock, such as Edinburgh Christmas Gin, before December can target early shoppers.

Edinburgh Gin pushes importance of festive stock

Ian Macleod Distillers brand Edinburgh Gin has been highlighting the importance of keeping a selection of festive stock before December to target early gift shoppers.
Debbie Harding is to take on the role of SRC chair.

Three key appointments for retail industry

There have been three key appointments that are relevant to the convenience channel, with announcements relating to the Scottish Retail Consortium, Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership and Greens Retail.