Prosecco sales rocket while still wine lags

22 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Off-trade alcohol sales have risen 2.4% to £14 billion, with volumes up 0.8% - and Italian sparkler Prosecco has seen the most stunning increase of all, with values up 55% throughout 2014.

Tesco Watford Post-Renovation

Fresh inquiry into Tesco accounts as suppliers come under spotlight

22 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The Financial Reporting Council has launched an investigation under the Accountancy Scheme into Tesco accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Tesco suppliers to face questions as another investigation launches into the retailer The ...

Robin Copestick

2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Robin Copestick

22 Dec 2014

Robin Copestick, managing director of Copestick Murray, reflects on the vagaries of the grocery retail sector in 2014 and greater international collaboration for 2015.

Bibendum PLB

Bibendum PLB makes ‘small number’ of redundancies

22 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Bibendum PLB has restructured its buying, off-trade, marketing and technical teams in the wake of its October merger, resulting in a small number of redundancies, has learned.

Vinexpo 2013

Vinexpo makes changes to 2015 show

22 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

France’s major wine and spirits show Vinexpo, has made changes to the 2015 exhibition to focus more on gastronomy, a bespoke meeting booking service and networking.

The craft beer trends in the US

Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

16 Dec 2014 | By Matthew Gaughan

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.  

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