All news articles for May 2019

Free-from: alcohol-free beer is booming

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BrewDog champions non-alcoholic beer

By James Beeson

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

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The latest trends in alcohol-free cocktails

By Michelle Perrett

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

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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

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What is a craft soft drink?

By Andrew Don

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

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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.

Fantastic: cordials are returning to the conversation

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Beyond orange squash – how to make cordials pay

By Nicholas Robinson

As part of the wider category of squash, cordials offer a great tasting drinks and can also merit a higher sales price at your venue.

Grown up: adult softs are big business

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Alcohol-free ready to drink – a new trend?

By Nicholas Robinson

Adult softs can be viewed as the alcohol-free equivalent to the ready-to-drink category. This segment features some interesting flavour combinations sure to tantalise the senses.

Just the: tonic waters are proving a lucrative stand alone drink

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The new trend: Tonic without a spirit?

By Emily Hawkins

The gin boom during the past few years has led to consumers demanding premium tonic waters – and not just as mixers

Hero: soft drinks worth big sums in the on-trade

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The £4.4bn soft drinks market

By Stuart Stone

How can operators tap into the multibillion-pound category when consumer expectation are so high?

Sales lift: The Restaurant Group puts its pub success down to premium food-led pubs (image: Jeff Buck, Geograph)

Pub openings boost TRG sales

By Emily Hawkins

The Restaurant Group’s (TRG) pub openings contributed to a total sales boost of 57% for the first part of its financial year.

Time to think: the key to handling a crisis is to not panic

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Death and drugs: how to manage a PR nightmare

By Nicholas Robinson

A crisis can lead very quickly to bad publicity and could easily break a business if not handled in the right way, according to two public relations bosses.