Amazon reaps BWS rewards

The market for in-home consumption of alcohol saw rapid growth across the board during lockdown and, with people being forced to stay at home, online was a natural beneficiary.

Buyers Guide to Cider

Over the past few months consumer trends have changed dramatically, with shops reporting a surge in demand for flour, pasta makers and bicycles alongside a drive towards online and convenience shopping.

Nielsen Insight: Is take-home immune to Covid-19 impacts?

Since lockdown began in March, the off-trade has absorbed around half the alcohol volume lost from the on-trade, compared to the same period last year.

Jeff Evans: Remembering Roger Ryman

At the end of May, news that Roger Ryman had died was met with an outpouring of shock and deep sadness.

Back in the Real World

A solitary tasting note sits on the shelf-edge of a promotional fixture.

Jeff Evans: A brutal blow to brewing

It goes without saying that few sectors of the British economy will emerge unscathed from the current crisis, but brewing will undoubtedly suffer badly.

Millar's Tale: Testing times

On Monday, March 23, independent merchants across the country faced an uncertain future.

Richard Hemming MW: Is the future of wine online?

In less than two months, wine communication has moved 100% online.

Nielsen Insight: Impact of the on-trade closure

One of the most common questions we’re being asked by our clients is: what are the immediate and longer-term impacts of the on-trade closure on the off-trade?

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