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17 October, 2008

Asda in radical range review

Cowen and Eaux de Vie to merge

Oddbins shake-up begins

Dramatic twist for Jacob's Creek

Diageo aims to boost malt market

Inbev eyes lower -alcohol Stella for UK

PLB to add spirits range

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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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