The managing director of Pernod Ricard UK, Denis O’Flynn, has been elected the next chairman of the UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
Tesco’s licensing manager has been appointed chairman of the UK’s retail alcohol standards group.
The UK drinks industry has agreed a new package of pledges to help tackle the country’s estimated £21 billion annual cost of alcohol-related damage.
A new report has welcomed progress being made by UK retailers in tackling underage alcohol sales, but highlighted the emergence of a number of challenging trends.
Wine sales in the UK’s on and off-trade dropped by 2% this year, while on-trade alcohol sales dropped by 6%, according to a WSTA report.
Campaigners are toasting their success after it was announced that the “unfair” alcohol duty escalator on wines and spirits is to be scrapped and duty on all spirits frozen.
UK pubs are becoming increasingly reliant on revenue from wine and spirits, new research has shown.
The UK Scotch whisky market shrunk by 3% last year strengthening calls by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to scrap an “unfair” super tax on spirits.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling on the drinks industry to get behind its campaign to end an “unfair” alcohol super-tax – one month before this year’s UK budget is set.
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