Chains outline plans for a Battle of the BoozePublished: 21 September, 2012
Battle lines have been drawn by two of the UK’s biggest specialist off-licence chains in a bid for supremacy in mainstream off-licence retailing in the eastern half of northern England.
Diageo plans for new distilleryPublished: 07 September, 2012
Diageo has submitted pre-planning applications for three potential locations for a new malt whisky distillery.
Wine Australia and OLN trip of a lifetimePublished: 07 September, 2012
Wine Australia has outlined the next phase of its generic programme as it ramps up activity focusing on independents and consumer education.
Less weight for light winePublished: 06 September, 2012
Weight Watchers is hoping to gain a larger slice of the market with four wines made in partnership with McWilliam’s.
Toorank branches out into rumsPublished: 06 September, 2012
Sloane’s gin producer Toorank Distilleries is entering the rum market with the launch of a range called Rebellion.
Laphroaig whisky tasting onlinePublished: 21 September, 2010
Laphroaig malt whisky is to host an online interactive tasting, broadcast live from a sherry boedga.
Coke in SPL sponsorshipPublished: 20 September, 2010
Coca-Cola GB has signed a deal to become an official partner of the Scottish Premier League in football from the start of the 2010/11 season.
Bulmers launches phone appPublished: 23 August, 2010
Heineken UK has launched a phone app for its Bulmers cider brand.
£1m Lidl investment in premium winePublished: 21 September, 2012
Lidl is aiming for a more specialist approach to wine following a £1 million investment in the launch of a premium range.
Jubilee beats the Olympics for salesPublished: 07 September, 2012
Off-trade sales of beer, cider, RTDs and sparkling wine saw an uplift in the week of the Olympic opening ceremony – but overall the games brought less joy to drinks retailers than the Diamond Jubilee, according to market data firm Nielsen.
Independents are hardest workersPublished: 07 September, 2012
Owners of independent shops are the hardest working professionals in Britain, according to a report from the Association of Convenience Stores.
Win a trip to the Cape Wine fairPublished: 10 April, 2012
Following the success of last year’s initiative, OLN is again working with Wines of South Africa to target leading independents. We are offering two readers the opportunity to win a trip to the Cape Wine fair, taking place in Cape Town from September 25-27.
Treasury creates fine wine unitPublished: 29 November, 2011
Treasury Wine Estates has launched a fine wine business unit for the UK and Ireland, aimed at boosting sales of its regional and premium wines.
Budget speech for alcohol and tobaccoPublished: 23 March, 2011
The Chancellor's speech covering the government's plans for tobacco and alcohol duty in full.