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Tag: alcohol

Why the craft beer opportunity for retailers isn't just about what's on the shelves

Key questions for us when considering new suppliers are: what is the potential for growth and how can we stand out? Few sectors can answer this as thoroughly as the craft and microbrew beer...
Use the story behind alcohol innovation to sell to your customers

Two things on my mind this week. The first, the general public. The second, packaging. The reason they’re on my mind is because of a complaint made to the Portman Group about Hammer & Son...
illicit alcohol

The Government’s crackdown on illicit alcohol has led to instant sales rises – prompting calls for more to be done to combat other illegal products, such as tobacco. Retailers and wholesalers have reported a spike...
Lessons on your alcohol range from the Big Apple

I’ve recently returned from a trip to New York. While away, I was really keen to explore the alcohol offering of New York’s convenience stores and local grocery shops, and look at how their...
Embrace change in your alcohol range

Twenty years ago today, Mama by the Spice Girls was number two in the charts and Tony Blair was days away from leading Labour to power for the first time since 1979. In this week's...
alcohol promotions

Restrictions on alcohol promotions and an increase of licensing fees across England and Wales has been heavily criticised. The House of Lords Committee Review has recommended further restrictions on alcohol promotions – which are already...
Martin Ward

With a successful HND operation and stable news bill, Martin Ward is already a successful newsagent. It’s his thirst for finding new ways to attract customers and turn a profit that makes his business...
Alcohol prices - prosecco

I was at an event last week where a trade marketing manager spoke about the difference between what retailers think customers want and what customers actually want.  Research they’d done had shown that retailers think...
Alcohol

I recently went to the launch of something called the Summit Scorecard, which offered analysis of the Top 50 UK retailers’ online performance. Of the 50 companies analysed, Argos, Sainsbury’s and John Lewis were best...
Alcohol prices

A rethink on the way alcohol is taxed could help bring about a fall in the price of booze at retail, according to a leading thinktank. The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has called...