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Additional classes for Champion Beer of Britain contest

January 17, 2020

  CAMRA is to include new beer styles in its Champion Beer of Britain competition, with winners announced at the Great British Beer Festival in August. A review by beer writers, brewers, and CAMRA members was launched to determine the most relevant beer styles in the market, resulting in the most far-reaching update since 2008. Read More…


Drygate launches Vitamin C-rich alcohol-free beer

January 17, 2020

  Drygate Brewing Co has launched a citrus alcohol-free beer created to “boost battered immune systems across the UK”. Shred, which the Glasgow brewer said is “set to make the toughest month of the year a little more bearable”, is the first permanent alcohol-free option in its range. The pale ale is pitched as being Read More…


Retail sales fall sharply in December

January 17, 2020

  Retail sales fell again in December as a Christmas shopping spree failed to materialise. Sales volumes fell by 0.6% from November, the fifth month in a row without growth, the Office for National Statistics said. It comes amid worries about economic growth and forecasts that the Bank of England could cut interest rates soon. Read More…


‘Infrastructure revolution’ in March Budget

January 7, 2020

  Chancellor Sajid Javid has set 11 March as the date for his first Budget – the first since the general election. Mr Javid says billions of pounds will be invested “across the country”. The Treasury will “prioritise the environment”, he said and reiterated a plan to make use of low borrowing rates to spend Read More…


Sainsbury’s and Argos store shake-up in £500m cost-cutting plan

September 25, 2019

  Sainsbury’s has announced a shake-up aimed at saving the company £500m over the next five years. The group said it would shut a further 70 Argos stores and relocate another 80 sites into its supermarkets. Some 15 large supermarkets will also go, though this will be in part offset by the opening of 10 Read More…


Budweiser to stop using plastic for all its UK beer four-packs before 2021

September 25, 2019

  Brewing firm Budweiser is to phase out single-use plastic pack rings from its entire range of UK-produced beer – which include the bestselling brands Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light – by the end of 2020. The group is investing £6.3m on upgrading production at its two UK factories to produce alternatives to single-use Read More…


Online retail giant Amazon paid £220m UK tax in 2018

September 4, 2019

  US online retail giant Amazon paid £220m UK tax in 2018, according to an internal audit analysing the accounts of all UK-based subsidiaries. The disclosure marks the first time Amazon has revealed the full amount it has paid in taxes in the UK. National insurance contributions made up the biggest proportion of the payment, Read More…


M&S to drop out of FTSE 100 after shares slide

September 4, 2019

  It is the end of an era for Marks and Spencer, which will be relegated from the FTSE 100 index of Britain’s biggest listed companies on Wednesday. It will be the first time the retailer has not been a FTSE 100 member since the index was launched in 1984. Based on the closing price Read More…


Food waste: UK’s major supermarkets sign up to halve £20bn annual bill by 2030

June 13, 2019

  The UK’s major supermarkets have signed a pledge to help halve the country’s £20bn annual food waste bill by 2030. More than 100 businesses and organisations have committed to “ground-breaking action” to reduce food waste, which costs an average household £500 per year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said. Around Read More…


Morrisons and Amazon expanding same-day deliveries

June 13, 2019

  Morrisons and Amazon say they will expand their same-day delivery service for groceries to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth. Morrisons agreed to supply Amazon with groceries in 2016 and the service now includes delivery within the hour for some customers. So far shoppers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and some parts of London can Read More…