CAP reduces under-age drinking

Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP), which works with retailers to prevent under-age drinking, has reported substantial reductions in the supply of alcohol to children in areas where it has created local partnerships.

RTD category is all grown up

The term ready-to-drink hardly seems adequate these days to describe a category that has fractured and fragmented into almost as many style variations as there are brands.

Spicing up the rum category

Highlighting the spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in rum should be a more approachable flavour push for retailers than the traditional gin botanicals of juniper, orris root and angelica.

Nielsen Insight: What to expect from beer sales during the Euros

Nielsen client delivery team leader Rob Hallworth looks at the prospects for the off-trade as sporting fixtures return.

Nielsen Insight: Unlocking consumption in 2021

Nielsen client delivery team leader Rob Hallworth delves into how shoping behaviour has changed throughout lockdown.

Millar's Tale: Zooming out

A year ago, on March 12 2020, my company hosted our last tasting of the year. The theme, chosen in December, was 'Party Fizz for Spring'. Four days later, the streets were empty.

Jeff Evans: Is Cardiff brewery using its Brains?

Recent events concerning the Brains brewery in Cardiff have been painful to watch.

Nielsen Insight: A Christmas like no other

It’s fair to say Christmas was different in 2020.

Millar's Tale: January Blues

I used to quite like January.

Jeff Evans: Finding balance by holding back

One of the defining characteristics of the craft beer revolution has been a relentless emphasis on flavour.

Nielsen Insight: Understanding your shopper

Anyone who has been into a supermarket in the eight months since the British public were first instructed to stay at home would agree that the shopping experience has changed significantly.

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