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Britvic to pass on cost of sugar levy to customers

Soft drinks giant Britvic, the manufacturer of products including Pepsi, will pass the cost of the sugar levy on to its customers, GB managing director Paul Graham has confirmed.

Not so soft: soft drinks are good business for pubs

Government supports amendment that protects pubs from change of use

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the Government will support an amendment that will make it harder for big chains and developers to buy out individual pubs.

Coffee shops to become ‘new local’ outnumbering pubs by 2030

Coffee shops are set to outnumber pubs by 2030 becoming “the new local”, according to a new report.

Low-calorie Skinny wine to roll out across M&B pubs

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) will introduce new wine brand The Skinny Fizz across a large segment of its pub estate next month.  

British women rate craft beer and ale as ‘tipple of choice’

Craft beer and ale is now the top tipple of choice among British women according to a survey conducted on behalf of Nicholson’s Pubs.

Kent MP to quiz ministers over business rates concerns

The MP for Dover and Deal, Charlie Elphicke, said he would speak to ministers about the issue of soaring business rates after a group of publicans from his constituency wrote to him to highlight their concerns.

Fuller’s announces Chef of the Year finalists

London pub company Fuller’s has revealed this year's finalists for its in-house Chef of the Year competition.

UKIP MEP furious over plans to demolish listed Dudley pub

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge has accused developers NewRiver of “dirty tricks” after it lodged plans to demolish a Dudley pub.

Yorkshire’s ‘first gin bar’ to open next month

Inspired by the surge in popularity of gin, Yorkshire is set to receive its ‘first gin bar’ and distillery next month.

Meantime launches double IPA based on head brewer’s DNA

Asahi UK-owned craft brewer Meantime is launching a limited edition double IPA based on the DNA of its lead brewer.

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