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Tag: alcohol

Summer alcohol sales

Retailers could be missing out on summer alcohol sales if they fail to stock the correct alcohol range to tempt both regular customers and impulse buyers. Kamal Sisodia, of Belvoir News Local, Leicestershire, focuses on...
You cannot underestimate the value of your window as a marketing tool

I sat outside a bar in Düsseldorf the other weekend, mesmerised by the shop opposite. It had a big front window, enticingly lit, showcasing – in a very simple manner – what the store sold....

Independent retailers are 13% more likely to fail an underage sales test than the average store, new data has found. According to test purchase service Serve Legal, which carried out 120,000 spot checks on retailers...
Black-Tower

Black Tower has launched two varieties that tap into growth areas for wine. New Black Tower Sauvignon Blanc has an RRP of £5.98, and combines blackcurrant, grapefruit and paprika flavours. Alison Flemming, export sales director for...
If Fortnum & Mason can keep beer shoppers happy, so can you

I recently popped into Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly in central London. The ground and lower ground floors of the store are devoted to food. Like the vast majority of people in there I was...
minimum alcohol pricing

The Welsh Government is to follow Scotland’s lead by introducing a minimum alcohol pricing model, banning sales of alcohol below a certain unit price. First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones announced the policy as one of...
molson-coors

Retailers should focus on offering bestselling brands in the chiller and communicate strong value to drive beer and cider sales this summer. That was the advice from Clare Vintner, Molson Coors customer marketing &...
licensing

Recent changes to licensing legislation, along with some little known caveats from the original act means that retailers may be at risk of ending up in front of a licensing hearing. This is made...
reduce the strength

Councils are forcing shops to adopt voluntary Reduce the Strength schemes that ban high-strength alcohol by using licence hearings to impose new sales restrictions. Initiatives such as Reduce the strength, which encourage retailers to stop selling...
alcohol, alcohol licence, licensing

Thousands of retailers could be breaching their alcohol licence agreement without realising it, an industry expert has warned. Speaking at the NFRN’s annual conference last week, Gill Sherratt, founder and director of consultancy Licensing Matters,...