Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars, and restaurants in the seven days to Saturday 16 July were 0.4% ahead compared with the same week in 2019, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.
This week's round-up features new products from Black Sheep Brewery and Spirit of Manchester Distillery as well as a tongue in cheek nod to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson while Freixenet Copestick expands its wine portfolio.
Average drinks sales in managed pubs, bars, and restaurants were 1% down in the seven days to Saturday 18 June compared with the same period in 2019, according to the latest Drinks Recovery Tracker from CGA by NielsenIQ.
This weeks new products round up features Theakston's first cider offering in 30 years alongside new serves from Beavertown, Black Sheep Brewery, Spirit of Manchester Distillery and a new RTD cocktail from America ready to take the UK by storm.
The Chinese new year began a couple of months ago, ushering in the Year of the Tiger, but operators of hospitality businesses will be hoping 2022 will be the ‘Year of the Pub’ as sites return to full use across the UK.
Thatchers Cider yesterday (Monday 11 April) unveiled its latest offering, Thatchers Blood Orange Cider (4% ABV), with the new product launch set to be supported by the company’s biggest multi-media campaign to date.
As we head into summer, consumers will start looking for easier drinking and more sessionable drinks to enjoy in hot beer gardens and with more drinkers than any other cider brand(1) and being the best-selling fruit cider in the UK(2), Kopparberg should...
Claimed to be a first for the cider industry, Thatchers has launched its 3 in 1 font for serving fruit ciders. Also in the world of new products, Krombacher has rolled out its Pils cans to the on-trade, Black Sheep releases details on its seasonal cask...
There’s a new cider on the block and it has the lot. Made by Sharp’s Brewery, in collaboration with Aspall, Cold River Cider offers “a unique blend of bitter-sweet and culinary apples creating a crisp, balanced, refreshing cider”.
While premiumisation has taken longer to catch on in the cider category versus the likes of beer, wine and spirits, a lesser spotted symptom of Covid-19 has seen quality pours become the apple of many a pubgoer’s eye.
Fruit cider flooding the UK on-trade just after the turn of the century saw sweet serves drench both bar tops and fridges – where they remain ubiquitous. The Morning Advertiser (MA) asks ‘have we hit peak cider?’
Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.