All news articles for August 21, 2017

Packs a punch: Floyd Mayweather (left) will take on UFC's Conor McGregor

Need to know: Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor boxing match

By MA Editorial

More than 1m boxing fans flocked to the pub to watch the Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko boxing match in April, making this month's (August) Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor fight a tempting prospect for licensees.

Health kick: some 20% of consumers are willing to pay more for snacks with nutritional benefits

Snacks: it's in the bag

By Emma Eversham

With a lot of innovation going on in bagged snacks, we take a look at the latest products on offer, whether it’s worth stocking bagged snacks, what the ideal range is and what consumers are looking for. Emma Eversham reports.

Cow pat: 58% of new burger additions to spring/summer 2017 menus are made with beef

In association with Farm Frites

Burgers: what's the future of the beefy beast?

By Michelle Perrett

They’ve been a staple of the British high street for many years now, but burgers, which are constantly being modified and reinvented, are still growing in popularity in an ever-widening variety of outlets. 

Party people: WKD drinks are seen as part of the festival scene

Ready-to-drink: ready to develop?

By Nikkie Sutton

The ready-to-drink category has struggled in recent years but is moving in the right direction. The big question now is whether the segment will ever return to the heights it achieved in the 1990s. 

Pleasure principle: for some, paying for premium is a marker of success (image based on TAW4/iStock/

Drinks: what is premium?

By Andrew Don

Premium drinks offer potential for enhanced profits, but when is a drink ‘premium’ and when is it not? The answer isn’t always clear cut.

Dispute: relations between Marble and CAMRA have deteriorated this year

Great British Beer Festival

CAMRA issues response to Marble GBBF ‘blacklisting’ claims

By James Beeson

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) says it has found “no evidence” to back-up Manchester-based Marble brewery's claims its beers were blacklisted from The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) earlier this month.