In brief

25 June, 2010

l British American Tobacco UK is to take over responsibility for the marketing and distribution of Samson hand-rolling tobacco. Both companies will be communicating the change to customers over a six-week period.

Halifax retailer Jas Chatha, who has three Chatha’s off-licences, won an England shirt, signed by 1996 heroes Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks and Martin Peters – in a Vimto competition he entered at a Parfetts Cash & Carry trade show.

Pop singer Billy Ocean has re-released his 1984 hit Suddenly after it was featured in a recent TV ad for This Water.




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Lifting the spirits

I were to sum up alcohol sales over Christmas 2017 in one word, it would be “gin”. At Nielsen, we define the Christmas period as the 12 weeks to December 30 and in that time gin sales were £199.4 million, which means they increased by £55.4 million compared with Christmas 2016. There’s no sign the bubble is about to burst either. Growth at Christmas 2016 was £22.4 million, so gin has increased its value growth nearly two-and-a-half times in a year. The spirit added more value to
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