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Wales launches consultation on alcohol minimum unit price

Welsh Government has proposed 50p minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in a new consultation. The consultation follows the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales)...

Holyrood approves Scotland’s first cross party group for independent retailers

THE Scottish government has approved the creation of the country's first cross party group on independent convenience stores in a move hailed as a...

Shepley Spring joins the NHC

THE NATURAL HYDRATION COUNCIL (NHC) has announced that Shepley Spring Water has become its ninth and newest member. The NHC represents nearly 60% of the...

Unilever rebuffs Kraft Heinz takeover bid

Shares in Unilever surged after the manufacturer rejected a $143bn (£115bn) takeover bid from American consumer giant Kraft Heinz. Unilever, whose brands include Marmite and...

Smokers’ group welcomes heat-not-burn tobacco report

Forest, the smokers' group, has welcomed a report that studied the risk of using heat-not-burn tobacco products. According to a report by the Committee of...

Londis tops poll

LONDIS is the top convenience store for friendliness according to a survey of UK convenience shoppers. The symbol group registered significant improvements across all 14...

CMA delays decision on Tesco Booker deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has delayed publishing the provisional findings from its investigation into Tesco’s potential £3.7bn takeover of Booker. After originally saying...

Illegal booze seized in UK during Europe-wide crackdown

HM REVENUE and Customs (HMRC) has seized illicit alcohol and disrupted alcohol-related criminal gangs as part of a Europe-wide initiative tackling international organised crime. HMRC,...

Another resilient year for soft drinks, says the Britvic soft drinks review

  DESPITE a challenging backdrop, the soft drinks category has proven its resilience growing closer to becoming a £10billion total market category.   According to the Britvic...

Tesco formally completes £4bn Booker takeover

Tesco's £4 billion takeover of food service wholesaler Booker has formally completed today (March 5). Shareholders of both companies have given their approval for...