All news articles for January 2020

Sales shifts: Champagne sales have dipped while Prosecco and English sparkling wine have enjoyed growth

English sparkling wine sales fizz

By Emily Hawkins

Champagne sales in pubs have dropped in the past year with consumers looking to other varieties of sparkling wines instead.

Rising up: the increase in wages is part of the Government’s five-year plan

NLW to increase to £8.72

By Nikkie Thatcher

The national living wage (NLW) is set to rise this spring by 6.2% for those aged 25 and over from £8.21 to £8.72.

Business predictions: experts from across the sector look into the crystal ball to see what the year ahead has in store

What can we expect from the pub trade in 2020?

By Nikkie Thatcher

This year has seen a host of mergers and acquisitions plus the intrusion of Brexit and a general election yet trade professionals are hopeful 2020 will bring more certainty.

Read the label: ‘it was suggested recently that some alcohol-free beer has up to 2,000% more sugar than some of its full-strength compatriots,’ according to Big Drop Brewing’s Rob Fink.

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How healthy is low-and-no alcohol beer?

By Rob Fink

For the growing industry of alcohol-free craft beer there is, unfortunately, a great deal of misunderstanding about what constitutes alcohol free beer and exactly how healthy it is, according to Rob Fink, founder and CEO, Big Drop Brewing.

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