29th JUNE 2023: Matt Arnold is the Diageo World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2023. Matt Arnold of Passing Fancies in Birmingham, wowed a combination of over 40 judges over two days to take the crown and will go on to represent GB in the World Class Global Final, taking place in São Paulo, Brazil in September …

Campaign reminds consumers to live life as they were born –social – by inspiring and ritualising modern social occasions Schweppes is the nation’s favourite mixer brand in GB–recognised by 76% of Brits Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is excited to unveil a new strategic marketing platform and campaign for Schweppes this summer named ‘Born Social’ and is inspired by …

·         Research finds that a fifth of craft beer drinkers are “overwhelmed by the choice” when ordering craft beer ·         61% of craft beer drinkers prefer to purchase craft in the on-trade ·         63% of craft drinkers say the Brewery’s location affects their choice in some way – particularly younger drinkers ·         86% of craft drinkers would like to …

HUNTLY, SCOTLAND (July 6th, 2023) Aberdeenshire based spirits specialists, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky, presented HM Queen Camilla with their Coronation Edition of three special aged Laphroaig whiskies, at her first Royal engagement in Scotland, as Queen. The special set, which were all sequentially numbered, were launched in time for the Coronation weekend back in May …

Partnering with Heinz Selection will help independents increase trade and maximise sales. 4th July 2023: Heinz today announced the launch of Heinz Selection in the UK. Celebrating restaurants dedicated to making the most delicious burgers, it connects local, independent burger houses with the world’s best loved sauce brand. Alongside, it provides exclusive insight, merchandise and promotional support, …

New American Express research has revealed continued consumer support for small restaurants and other independent hospitality venues, and a strong appetite to enjoy new dining experiences across the summer.   The survey asked 2,000 UK consumers to reflect on their visits to independent restaurants, bistros and cafes over the last 12 months, and found that the …

Launching this summer, the famous crazy golf brand unveils details of its seventh venue in the vibrant heart of Camden, London  MONDAY 19TH JUNE 2023: Junkyard Golf Club, the renowned crazy golf brand, has announced details of the grand opening of its highly anticipated seventh venue in London, located in the vibrant district of Camden. With a …

Greene King Brewery is excited to announce the 4.5-gallon pins have officially been released to operators with its July seasonal cask ales, Ale Fresco and New Tricks, a Nethergate Brewery collaboration.  In January, the brewer announced that it would become the UK’s first major brewer to launch cask pins to its customers. The seven-figure investment …

The latest trend in mindful drinking turns ‘doing things by halves’ on its head as Harrogate Spring Water reveals Brits are seeking more moderation – with 57% choosing to drink more mindfully It’s no surprise that alcohol and social occasions go hand in hand, in fact Harrogate Spring Water reveals three quarters (78%) of adults …

Visitor registration has opened for Speciality & Fine Food Fair as the event prepares to welcome the speciality food industry back to Olympia London on 11-12 September 2023, with visitors able to register to attend here. The Fair will invite independent retailers, farm shops, delis, high-end caterers, speciality wholesalers and more to discover the very …