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Dark spirits remain on trend

Category Insights 2017: Dark spirits shine bright

Two headline hitting events of last 12-months are set to have a significant impact on the spirits category over the next few years.

Dark spirits remain on trend
Soft Drinks are getting exciting

Category Insights 2017: soft drinks get exciting

Soft drinks, for so long the Cinderella of the drinks world, are finally having their moment in the spotlight.

Soft Drinks are getting exciting
Lager remains the most popular style of beer

Category Insights 2017: lager remains the biggest seller

Craft and cask beer may get all the headlines but lager remains the most important style in the market, accounting for almost three quarters of sales. 

Lager remains the most popular style of beer
Cider is going premium for growth

Category Insights 2017: Will cider return to growth?

Growth in cider has stalled in recent years with a series of poor summers and high profile sporting events, which favoured beer, taking their toll. 

Cider is going premium for growth
Blossom Hill Spritz to launch in the on-trade

Blossom Hill Spritz to launch in the on-trade

The burgeoning fruit wine category is to get a boost in the on-trade with the launch of Blossom Hill Spritz.

Blossom Hill Spritz to launch in the on-trade
The new branding features a T-Rex

New look for Butcombe Brewery

Somerset-based Butcombe Brewery has announced ambitious growth plans in a bid to become, "one of the nation's most popular brewers."

The new branding features a T-Rex
Kopparberg has launched two new ciders

Posh Kopparberg hits the UK

Kopparberg is looking for a slice of the Prosecco market with the launch of two new sparkling ciders.

Kopparberg has launched two new ciders
International Scotch Day will take place on February 10

International Scotch Day launched

Forget National Lost Sock Day (May 9) or even National Bed Month (March) drinks giant Diageo has launched International Scotch Day.

International Scotch Day will take place on February 10

Watch: How Carling pours more beer for footy fans

Carling is enabling licensees to pour perfect pints in a matter of seconds with this innovative dispense system. 

The new look is "modern and bold" said brewer Molson Coors

New look for Carling

A new look for the entire Carling range has been unveiled, as brewer Molson Coors looks to "energise the brand and the mainstream lager category."

The new look is "modern and bold" said brewer Molson Coors
Gluten-free Peroni to be rolled out

Gluten-free Peroni to be rolled out

Asahi will roll out its gluten-free Peroni Nastro Azzurro to the UK this April.

Gluten-free Peroni to be rolled out
The new look highlights the beer's ingredients

New Scandi inspired look for Carlsberg

Carlsberg has given its 3.8 per cent ABV flagship beer a new look, as part of its £15m move to make the brand connect with Millennial drinkers.

The new look highlights the beer's ingredients
Roe & Co will be available from March 1

Guinness is to get its own distillery

Guinness-owner Diageo is to invest £18.6 million in the Irish whiskey category, launching a new brand and unveiling plans to build a distillery at the St James' Gate brewery in Dublin, where the Black Stuff is produced.

Roe & Co will be available from March 1
Brand new hop for Old Hands beers

Brand new hop for Old Hands beers

A new hop has arrived in the UK – Denali, hailing from the US.

Brand new hop for Old Hands beers
Soft Drinks are becoming more and more popular

The long read: is this a sober revolution?

Perhaps, deep down, you still believe the motivation for going to the pub will always be for something alcoholic - but there is good reason why soft drinks shouldn't be ignored.

Soft Drinks are becoming more and more popular

3 whisky cocktails for Burns Night and beyond

Just in time for Burns night (January 25) the chaps at Diageo bar Academy showed the audience at our most recent Next Generation event the secret to creating great whisky cocktails.

Craft beer and soft drinks give Scots pubs a lift

Craft beer and soft drinks give Scots pubs a lift

Soft drinks and craft beer are driving growth in Scottish pubs.

Craft beer and soft drinks give Scots pubs a lift
Bintang is Indonesia's number one beer

Bintang, Indonesia's favourite beer, launches in the UK

From Bali to Britain: Indonesia's favourite beer has arrived in the UK for the first time.

Bintang is Indonesia's number one beer
Christmas beer sales fall flat

Christmas beer sales fall flat

Beer sales over the festive period dipped compared to last year, according to Vianet.

Christmas beer sales fall flat
6 blue food & drinks to serve on “Blue Monday”

6 blue food & drinks to serve on “Blue Monday”

We see no problem cashing in on other people's misery, so even if today is the most depressing day of the year, aka "Blue Monday", get your tills ringing with these blue-themed drinks and dishes.

 

6 blue food & drinks to serve on “Blue Monday”

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