Drinks logistics and distribution company Tortuga has appointed Andrew Hargreaves as Managing Director. His new role comes with ambitious targets to expand the already growing business and further develop their client base. Hargreaves has over 20 years experience working in food and drink, FMCG, retail and wholesale.  He worked as Senior Buying Manager at Tesco, …

The workforce crisis in hospitality is threatening to drive existing workers away from the industry according to new research released by Deputy, the leading workforce management app. In total, 29% of UK hospitality workers want to leave their jobs, with 22% hoping to switch to a new industry and 7% looking to quit, with a view to …

October 2021 saw the publication of figures surrounding drinks spiking. In the previous two months (August & September 2021) the UK recorded almost 200 incidents1 of drinks spiking, a statistic which garnered national public attention in the media. But with this spotlight also came a focus on how the hospitality and leisure industries can help …

C&C Group and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) have collaborated to launch Draught.Online, a new series of training courses designed to champion best practice and quality within the industry. Focusing on building knowledge, confidence, and techniques to take behind the bar or into any customer facing role, the assessed courses have been developed …

Liberation Brewing Co (part of Liberation Group) has launched its first low alcohol product – Liberation IPA Zero (ALC less than 0.5%). Echoing the company’s original Liberation IPA recipe, Liberation IPA Zero is an easy-to-drink and refreshing ale made with a punchy blend of English, US and New Zealand hops which balance stone fruit, citrus …

London bar, pub and restaurant group, ETM, has praised its workwear, linen, washroom and mats services supplier, Elis, for its support during the pandemic. Elis began providing services to ETM Group during the pandemic in 2020 and supported ETM with a flexible approach to the service roll-out and with a rental model that meant there …

As part of a collaboration with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, the brewer has launched #NoPlasticFansHere campaign championing the removal of single-use plastics across the on trade  Today, HEINEKEN UK and two of the world’s largest football clubs, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, have launched a campaign to remove plastic fans from football. But not …

Meaning ‘of the vine’, Della Vite is a range of vegan and sustainably made Proseccos, created by Chloe, Poppy and Cara Delevingne. The first joint venture between the sisters, Della Vite was made in collaboration with a third-generation wine-making family in the heart of the Valdobbiadene Valley in north-eastern Italy.   Della Vite combines the latest technology with traditional Italian wine craft to develop …

Consumer card spending increased 12.2 per cent in December compared to the same period in 2019, as Brits finished their final preparations for Christmas. However, the impact of restrictions and fears over the Omicron variant began to take effect across the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the …

Join over 14,500 drinks industry professionals at London Wine Fair – the UK’s biggest digital and Live wine trade reunion. In 2022 we celebrate the return to Olympia, after a two-year hiatus, and The Fair’s 40th live show – a significant milestone for the longest running annual drinks trade event.  The live event will take …