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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...

Supermarkets: wanted to extend shelf space for alcohol

Glasgow supermarkets alcohol bid refused

By John Harrington

Thirteen supermarkets in Glasgow have been refused permission to extend their shelf space to sell alcohol. The applications — which relate to...

Supermarkets: alcohol sold cheaply

Supermarket World Cup discounts begin

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

A brace of the UK's leading supermarkets have embarked on a period of deep discounting ahead of the World Cup. Tesco has introduced a £10 deal on...

Supermarkets are selling below cost

Supermarkets selling booze at 1980s prices

By Ewan Turney

Supermarkets are selling alcohol below 1980s prices, according to an investigation by Scottish paper the Sunday Mail. The paper revealed that Asda is...

Supermarket deep discounting to continue

Supermarket deep discounting to continue

By Ewan Turney

Supermarkets will be allowed to continue to sell alcohol below cost after receiving the all-clear from the Competition Commission (CC). The news...

Scrap cheap deals - now

Scrap cheap deals - now

By John Harrington john.harrington@william-reed.co.u

Trade calls for end to cheap alcohol deals as supermarkets make "token gestures" Supermarkets should scrap cheap alcohol deals now and not wait for...

Asda bans late night booze sales

Asda bans late night booze sales

By Ewan Turney

Asda's town centre stores will stop selling alcohol from midnight in a bid to cut down on late night disorder. The supermarket giant also said it...

Brands comment

Brands comment

By Rosie Davenport

Drinkers will pay for good taste Grab your torches - the witch hunt has started: which brewer signed on Tesco's dotted line, agreeing to knock out...

Pub takes on supermarkets

Pub takes on supermarkets

A West Yorkshire licensee will offer special deals in a bid to beat cheap supermarket booze

THE GUV'NOR

THE GUV'NOR

Dennis Griffiths There is an organisation that provides a valuable forum across our industry, says the licensee of the Miners' Rest in Barnsley,...