Alcoholic Beverage

Cost price: almost half (46%) of consumers say price impacts their decision to drink 'soft drinks' when out, according to CGA

Moving soft drinks upmarket

By Andrew Don

Publicans do not have to be soft to give non-alcoholic drinks a hard push but they should do it with panache.

Slowdown: the number of wet-led pubs has fallen by almost 20% in five years but the rate has slowed from 6% in 2014 to 3% in 2017

Wet-led sales are on the up

By Nikkie Sutton

Drink-focused venues may have been the hardest hit in recent years, but they are beginning to fight back, latest figures have shown.

On the up: premium soft drinks sales value is growing almost 28% year on year

Key soft drinks trends for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Technology, appealing to a broad range of ages and personalisation are just three of the trends operators need to ensure their soft drinks offer pulls in the punters.

Keep safe: pubs and bars will be offering free drink drug testing kits

Pilot drug testing scheme at pubs

By Georgina Townshend

Following on from the highly successful ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme, 10 pubs and bars have joined the #notinmydrink campaign to raise awareness of drink spiking - and will be able to test drinks for the presence of drugs.

Beer walls and apps are the much publicised latest leaps forward in alcohol delivery tech

Facing up to latest innovations

By Poppleston Allen

There has been publicity in recent months concerning a couple of technical innovations in terms of the delivery of alcohol to customers within licensed premises.

Charity demands: the RSPH wants more warnings on labels despite research suggesting the opposite

Booze should be 'labelled like cigarettes'

By Nikkie Sutton

Alcoholic drinks should be labelled in the same way that cigarettes are, according to health charity the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

Lessons in beer: the taproom will also function as a training centre for Cave Direct’s customers in the on-trade

Beer Merchants Tap announces opening date

By James Beeson

The Beer Merchants Tap, the new Hackney Wick taproom, bottle shop, training centre and blendery from beer distributors Cave Direct, is to open its doors on 24 February.