The annual Drinks Retailing Awards are the only event where supermarkets, independents and convenience retailers come together to celebrate the brilliant achievements of the whole off-trade, throwing the spotlight on businesses that excel in product range, customer service and making drinks special. Our judging process is one of the most rigorous on the awards circuit, ensuring that Drinks Retailing Awards winners really are the very best in the business.


The International Beer Challenge (IBC) is a globally recognised symbol of trust among brewers, retailers, and consumers. With participation from brewers in over 40 different countries, the IBC has been rewarding brewing excellence for over 25 years.


Now in its 13th year, the International Cider Challenge is the biggest global packaged cider competition. The competition recognises the diversity and innovation of this exciting category, welcoming producers of both artisan and mainstream ciders.


The Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) is the ultimate tasting event for specialist importers and independent buyers from both the on and off-trade. Help buyers discover exciting wines to enhance their shop or restaurant. Join us at our Spring and Autumn events in London and Manchester.


Join us for an exciting opportunity in 2024 as we launch a series of exclusive ‘Think’ workshops. These activations will centre around emerging drinks categories, and they are designed to provide buyers with an unparalleled opportunity to engage with industry experts, explore innovation, taste, and network.


Drinks Retailing is keen to push the industry forward and work with leading companies to educate and inspire the off-trade through lively roundtable discussions – either virtual or in person.


Our buying trips provide a fantastic opportunity for a company or brand to get to know our readers on a personal basis. A Buying Trip can be tailored to specific readership sectors, such as independent retailers. Trips tend to involve 2-3 days away in the country of the producer, with tours and tastings.