Innovation in wine packaging: Breaking the glass ceiling

Wines packaged in boxes flew off the shelves in 2020 as consumers switched their buying habits for more convenient, sustainable and bulk-buy options.

Agave makes its mark

Tequila’s share of the UK spirits market remains relatively modest compared to the US, but it is an increasingly busy category, with launches and premium brands pulling up both its quick-hit image and commercial performance.

Treasuring the future

As we move further into 2021 the UK wine industry is waiting for the day when it can come up for breath and see what life will be like after both Covid-19 and Brexit.

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.

Millar's Tale: Lockdown 2.0

Back in May (which feels like two years ago) I took the opportunity to reflect on the positive aspects to be taken from the initial lockdown, highlighting the strengths inherent in more traditional independent retail business models and supply chains.

Jeff Evans: Being style conscious

Watching the judges at work during this year’s International Beer Challenge focused my mind on just how much the beer world has changed since the competition was first staged 24 years ago.

Victoria Burt MW: Why wine education makes a difference

Richard Hemming MW's recent article questioned the value of wine education, on the grounds that it neither boosts wine sales nor benefits the consumer.

Sunny Mirpuri: Protecting our people and planet

Protecting our people and planet: How retailers can navigate safety and sustainability during a global pandemic

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