Prosecco’s explosive UK growth has not come at the expense of Champagne, which held its volume and saw value sales increase by 2.2%, according to the Lanson Champagne Category Report 2014.
The UK independent retail scene is too crowded, with new arrivals simply stealing each others’ sales rather then supermarket share, warns one merchant.
Molson Coors has added Red Berries to its Carling Zest range, with the brewer putting £3.5 million of marketing support behind the flavoured beer category in 2014 alone.
A slide in supermarket own label sales is holding back Champagne’s UK performance but provides a major driving force for Prosecco, according to Champagne Lanson’s third Annual Category Report.
Westons Cider has set out ambitious plans to double its sales following predictions that the UK cider market will continue to outperform other drinks categories for the “forseeable future”.
Wines of Portugal has highlighted a discrepancy between its export statistics and sales figures from FMCG data agencies, claiming that the country’s UK sales are “misrepresented”.
William Grant & Sons has announced a new spirits educational scholarship in memory of employee Ian Murray.
UK wine retailer Oddbins has confirmed details for the second year of its amateur wine tasting competition, The Palate.
Lanson International’s second annual Champagne Category Report highlights strong consumer demand for more information about how individual brands taste.
The Co-operative Food has appointed former Morrisons buyer Simon Cairns as its new wine category trading manager.
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