All news articles for February 2018

Figure drop: packaged cider value also fell by 5.3%

Packaged cider volumes flop

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should widen their draught cider offer after volume sales of packaged cider saw a fall of 9.3% since last year, new figures have revealed.

Craft credentials: Fuller’s announces Dark Star take over

Fuller’s announces Dark Star take over

By Mark Wingett, MCA

Fuller’s is set to enhance its craft beer credentials after acquiring West Sussex-based Dark Star Brewing for an undisclosed sum, The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has learned.

Taken off: JD Wetherspoon removed gammon, rump and and sirloin steaks from its menus (Russell Hume steaks not pictured)

JDW meat supplier ‘heartbroken’ to go into administration

By Nikkie Sutton

The meat supplier that supplied JD Wetherspoon is being investigated by the Food Standards Agency has gone into administration and has blamed the watchdog, claiming its action was “out of proportion to concerns identified”.