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Cock scratchings: latest bar snack trend

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Bagged cock scratchings launched

By Lesley Foottit

New kid on the bar snack scene chicken scratchings are now available as a bagged snack.

Turnover at the UK arm of Heineken dropped slightly

Heineken reports dip in on-trade beer volumes

By John Harrington

Heineken UK says the poor summer weather and “challenging” consumer environment in 2012 led to a fall in consumption in the on-trade in the year, although its share of the beer market increased.

GBPA news sponsors revealed

Two new sponsors for Great British Pub Awards 2013

By Michelle Perrett

Two brands have joined the line-up of prestigious sponsors of this year’s BT Sport Great British Pub Awards.The awards, organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA), celebrate the achievements of single-site pubs.

Last month the UK Government shelved plans to introduce the measure

Welsh Government to 'seriously consider' minimum pricing

By Ellie Bothwell

Wales could implement its own policy on minimum alcohol pricing, the Welsh Government has confirmed, after health minister Mark Drakeford admitted he was “disappointed” by the Coalition’s lack of action on the proposal.

Quotas for women on boards: Debbie White and Lynne Franks talk at a Women 1st event

Women 1st calls for views on female board quotas

By Gurjit Degun

Women 1st, which aims to increase the number of women in senior roles in hospitality, is calling for views on whether the Government should introduce quotas for women on boards.

BrewDog has made 42,000 shares available to anyone at £95 each

BrewDog fundraising tops £1m in a day

By Mark Wingett

More than £1m has already been invested into the latest Equity for Punks fundraising programme launched by BrewDog, the fast-growing Scottish brewer and pub operator, last week.

BrewDog previously raised £2.2m through its Equity for Punks scheme in 2011

BrewDog launches new £4m fund raising scheme

By Mark Wingett

BrewDog, the fast-growing Scottish brewer and pub operator, is to relaunch its Equity for Punks crowdfunding programme, with the aim of raising a record £4m through selling shares to beer fans.

Zeo soft drink Russia

Russian soft drink Zeo to make UK debut

By Robyn Black

A new Russian soft drink, which has been developed to mimic the kick of vodka, but without containing alcohol, will be launched into pubs and bars in London and Brighton at the end of this month, alongside an £8m marketing campaign.

Bell's Help for Heroes bottle

Bell's launches Help for Heroes bottle

By Jessica Harvey

Bell’s whisky has partnered with British Forces charity, Help for Heroes, to launch a Limited Edition ‘Bell’s Help for Heroes’ bottle, to raise £1 million for the charity.