Leading industry voices have blasted research that suggests low-alcohol products, instead of promoting a healthy lifestyle as marketed, are "simply increasing the number of occasions on which people drink alcohol".
A new generation of customers could be set to flock to the high street in search of ‘real experiences’, but retailers are stepping up their game and reacting with out-of-the-box ideas, which could outshine pubs.
Cognac producer Courvoisier has launched its third annual ‘Toast of Paris’ cocktail competition where, for the first time, UK bartenders will be judged on how their cocktails would look on Instagram posts, alongside more traditional criteria.
People 1st has set out its response to the Government's T level consultation and said the qualifications could be an "important cog in the wheel" that can help find a solution to the skills shortage facing hospitality employers
Following on from the highly successful ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme, 10 pubs and bars have joined the #notinmydrink campaign to raise awareness of drink spiking - and will be able to test drinks for the presence of drugs.