Top 6 PBA lines (Nielsen Scantrack MAT to June 2015)

Plummeting supermarket beer prices increase pressure on pubs

By Ben Winstanley

Pubs struggling to compete with supermarket margins have received a fresh blow as the price of premium bottled ale continues to plummet in the off-trade, according to the December issue of Butcombe Brewery's Premium Bottled Ale Report.

Rob Willock:

No winners in the blame game

By Rob Willock

It’s fair to say I was a little surprised this morning to be blamed personally for Wetherspoons’ poor half-year margin and New Year sales performance.

New appointment: Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame appoints new finance director

By Mark Wingett

Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, has appointed Mark Rider, former head of finance, food at Sainsbury’s, as its new finance and IT director.

ALMR calls for government action

ALMR calls for below-tax ban after Asda 50p beer deal

By Michelle Perrett

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has argued an “irresponsible” drinks offer by Asda - where lager is being sold for less than 50p a bottle - is evidence government must introduce a below-tax ban as a matter of urgency.

Duty plus VAT: beer will still be sold very cheap

Stores' drink way above duty + VAT

By Lesley Foottit

Average prices of drinks sold in major supermarkets are up to four times greater than "cost price" as defined by the Government, a new survey...