All news articles for May 2019

Dietary requirements: those who suffer allergies and intolerances will often lead the group

Read the diet act

By Helen Gilbert

Allergies and intolerances have a huge bearing on individuals who suffer from them, but also on groups when eating out so, if you want to grab customers from rivals, consider those with more specific needs

Less formal approach: Sally Abé is the head chef at the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms

Classic cooking is our trend, say gastropub chefs

By Nicholas Robinson

Gastropub chefs are shouting loud and proud about the fact their businesses are booming through their focus on classic cooking, as well as fresh and local ingredients.

In the pink: winemaker Echo Falls has launched Pink Gin Summer Berries variant

Echo Falls makes pink gin venture

By Emily Hawkins

Wine brand Echo Falls has become the latest to tread the flavoured gin category path by announcing a Summer Berries Pink Gin variant.

What low and not alcohol drinks to stock

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

Low and no: what to stock

By Phil Mellows

The range of low and no-alcohol beverages is a category ripe for picking – it’s up to you to choose the best available.

Sell: how to sell low and no alcohol drinks

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

Low and no: how to sell

By Phil Mellows

Taking the lead in offering great drinks as shown throughout this supplement is a fantastic start – but now you and your team needs to market them correctly.

Low and no wine: sales of alcohol-free wine are looking up

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

Non-alcoholic wine is on the up

By Robert Mann

As with every other category, wine is growing the number of low and no-alcohol variants out there. Here we take a look at how the category is doing and what products are on the market.

Apples: low and no alcohol cider

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

What’s new in alcohol-free cider

By Nikkie Sutton

With the trend of consumers drinking low and no-alcohol products not going away any time soon, according to a survey from the Portman Group, operators shouldn’t forget about booze-free cider options for their guests.

Free-from: alcohol-free beer is booming

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol - in association with BrewDog

BrewDog champions non-alcoholic beer

By Nicholas Robinson

With a growing interest in flavour, and a range of styles now available across the marketplace, low-alcohol beer options can no longer afford to be just an afterthought.

Cocktails: alcohol-free cocktails

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

The latest trends in alcohol-free cocktails

By Nicholas Robinson

Whether it’s a Mojito or a Sex on the Beach, customers love a cocktail. But the move towards drinking less alcohol, combined with people wanting a healthier lifestyle, has led to a revolution for the alcohol sector.

That's the: spirits with low or no alcohol are rising in demand

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol - in association with Diageo

Alcohol-free spirits are on the rise – here’s why

By Nicholas Robinson

As many newcomers venture to the alcohol-free spirit and ready-to-drink market, Diageo’s Seedlip is just one brand that is taking the world by storm.

Crafty: the rise of the craft soft drinks

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

What is a craft soft drink?

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting crafty with softs has opened up a £250m opportunity as publicans start to feel the love for alternatives.

Water everywhere: how to make a killing on water sales

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol - in association with Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz

Can you make a profit on water?

By Nicholas Robinson

Water can be a hard sell as customers often reject branded bottled or filtered water – but here’s how you can win.

Lack of understanding: Southwark and Redbridge borough councils are considering introducing late-night levies

Late-night levies branded ‘a complete misstep’

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality (UKH) have slammed the possible introduction of late-night levies in response to consultations by Southwark and Redbridge borough councils.