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New Drinks Retailing magazine cover Womens History Month

This issue, we celebrate Women’s History Month with a raft of interviews with female trailblazers throughout the trade. From buyers to winemakers, discover how women across the trade got started in their career, and what advice they would give to others hoping to follow a similar path (page 16 - 17). 

The hype around hard seltzers in the UK is still palpable, but as the category hits bumps in the US, Lucy Britner asks if growth can remain strong this side of the pond.

close up of a label stating B Corp status

With a total of around 4,000 certified B Corporations, or B Corps, in 75 countries across the globe, the movement is growing. And the drinks industry holds a place as one of the 150 sectors involved in B Corp. Drinks manufacturers categorised as a B Corp are regarded to prioritise their environmental and social impact, having built this commitment into their legal structure.

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New drinks launches - February

01 February, 2022

Here’s the low-down on the latest beer, cider, wine, spirits, no/low and RTD product launches. This is a rolling article that gets updated throughout the month. 

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The head of Diageo’s UK business has said he expects the off-trade to remain resilient, as consumers start to return to bars.

From functional spirits to on-trade led NPDs, Millie Milliken outlines the low and no spirit trends retailers should be keeping their eyes on

The organisers of London Wine Fair have moved the event to June, as they look to avoid a clash with Prowein.

The judges have made their deliberations and announced the shortlists for this year’s Drinks Retailing Awards. Winners will be revealed in March – a slightly later date than usual, as organisers look to hold an in-person event.

Manchester-based alcohol-free beer and cider manufacturer, Drynks Unlimited, has aired its first TV advert to kickstart a year-long city centre sampling tour for its Smashed brand. 'Get Smashed Anytime' can be seen in the ITV Granada region, in the north west, until  February 7. The ad shows a host of places where people can drink a Smashed non-alcoholic beverage.

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Edinburgh-based private equity firm Inverleith has acquired a majority stake in gin and whisky distiller Eden Mill St Andrews.

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The chairman of BrewDog has issued a statement in response to the BBC Disclosure documentary, in which CEO James Watt was accused of abusive behaviour by former employees. The programme, called The Truth About BrewDog, aired on January 24 and around 15 ex-BrewDog employees spoke out against Watt.

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BrewDog has partnered with an express grocery app to deliver beer in under 30 minutes.

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Wine and spirits producers have continued to speak out against the Government’s alcohol duty reform plans, as the deadline for the consultation period approaches.

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Prowein has moved its Düsseldorf show to May, in new dates that clash with London Wine Fair. According to the Prowein website, the new dates are set for May 15-17. Earlier this month, LWF confirmed dates as May 16-18.

The director of London Wine Fair (LWF) has called Prowein’s shift from March to May an “extremely aggressive move”. Prowein made the announcement today, following speculation in the trade earlier this month. 

The latest issue of Drinks Retailing is now available to view as a digital edition. The issue is packed with insights and opinions and we’re excited to share the shortlists for this year’s Drinks Retailing Awards (from page 18), though we won’t announce the winners until March 22.

red and blue logo for London Wine Fair

The organisers of London Wine Fair (LWF) have said the live event will go ahead, after a two-year hiatus.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed Michelle Brampton to the role of CEO.

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Online low- and no-alcohol retailer Dry Drinker has partnered with designer Anya Hindmarch to open a low- and no-alcohol off licence in London’s Belgravia.

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Here’s the low-down on the latest beer, cider, wine, spirits, no/low and RTD product launches:

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Premium own-label still and sparkling wines were big winners for supermarkets this Christmas, according to the latest figures from Kantar.

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Consumers are choosing low and no alcohol products all year round, according to new research.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the announcement of a finalised free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia.

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The Scottish government has announced a new date for the implementation of its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).

The Drinks Retailing Awards will now take place on March 22, as the team works to ensure a safe live event.

Joanne Moore, master distiller at G&J Distillers and Quintessential Brands, is celebrating 25 years in distilling. She tells Drinks Retailing what’s changed, what’s around the corner – and what she likes to drink.

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Going green hits the mainstream as more consumers look for organic and biodynamic drinks

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Caroline Thompson-Hill took the role of Accolade Wines’ regional managing director for Europe last July. Now, with her feet firmly under the table, she talks to Drinks Retailing about product innovation, sustainability and the future of hard seltzers

Adnams launches refill scheme

06 December, 2021

Suffolk-based Adnams has become the latest company to launch a refill scheme. The producer and retailer has rolled out in-store refill stations at four sites – Southwold, Norwich (Unthank road), Bury St Edmunds and Woodbridge.

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New drinks launches - December

06 December, 2021

Here’s the low-down on this month's beer, cider, wine, spirits, no/low and RTD product launches: