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RTD takes fruit flavour route

THE future of RTDs lies in mixed fruit flavours, says VK. Responding to developments in other drinks, and ahead of the busy Christmas sales...

Fizz fuels the party spirit

SPARKLING wines such as cava and prosecco are affordable treats to be enjoyed throughout the festive season, according to Freixenet. And with Nielsen figures...
Brewdog

Punk beer expansion plan sees fans buy in

CRAFT beer has been tipped by analysts as one of the sections of the beer market most likely to grow in coming years and...
Beers produced specially for women seem to have made little impact but a report from English brewer Hall & Woodhouse suggested the number of women drinking ale doubled between 2008 and 2012.

Star beers feel the squeeze

Premium lagers once swept all before them but now standard-strength brews, ciders and ales are biting back PREMIUM lager, once the fast growing darling of...
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Drink of the nest

TAKE-HOME beer is big business but sales value has been slipping over the last year. Research specialist Kantar Worldpanel found that spend on off-trade take-home...
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Beer brand flies back with a Scottish angle

IT’S been a big year for lager brand Kestrel. The beer, which had been popular and widely distributed in the 1980s and 1990s, was relaunched...
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Lager keeps it sweet

ONE in every three items bought in a c-store is a long alcoholic drink. And within that category, beer is worth over £3.5bn a...
Looking for the beer champion

Looking for the beer champion

BEER firm Molson Coors is once again joining forces with Scottish Grocer to seek out Scotland’s Champion of Beer in the Scottish Grocer Awards...
New flavour an enduring passion

New flavour an enduring passion

IT’S not so limited any more. Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig launched its Passion Fruit flavour as a limited edition in April. But what was intended to...
Cider was one of the most successful drinks categories for many years but market and industry analyst Key Note found that 2012 was a much tougher year for the cider brands. The bright spot it reckons is fruit cider. The fruit cider products, which marry apples with berry and other fruit flavours, are showing significant growth.

Apples are not the only fruit

STRAWBERRY, blueberry, lime, even tropical fruit … those are just some of the flavours that are lighting up the cider market according to Key...
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...
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Flavour finds favour

THE demand for new and exciting flavours is the driving force in the cider market, according to Heineken, owner of Strongbow and Bulmers. While everyday...

Another year, price-marked

DRINKS giant Diageo has underlined its faith in the PMP by holding the price of its top-selling price-marked pack – Smirnoff 70cl – at...

First’s spirited exclusive

IN the summer First Drinks launched price-marked 35cl packs of Grant’s Family Reserve Scotch whisky and Three Barrels VSOP French grape brandy exclusively to...
Coming home

Coming home – Diageo launches Voyager whisky

EARLY in the last century the whiskies of John Walker & Sons made their way across the world. Now the whiskies and brands in the...
Almost half of malt whisky sold in the UK is bought as gifts says Glenfiddich distributor First Drinks.

Time for change – Whisky performance

Whisky is booming abroad and brands want to import the export magic TRAVEL almost anywhere in the world where things are going well economically and...