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Coca-Cola suspends social media advertising despite Facebook changes

June 29, 2020

  Coca-Cola will suspend advertising on social media globally for at least 30 days, as pressure builds on platforms to crack down on hate speech. “There is no place for racism in the world and there is no place for racism on social media,” the drinks maker’s chairman and CEO James Quincey said. He demanded “greater Read More…


Coronavirus: Restaurant bosses in plea to PM for help

June 29, 2020

  Bosses at restaurant and food chains including Wagamama and Pizza Hut have warned the prime minister the sector faces mass job cuts without more help. In a letter to Boris Johnson backed by 90 firms, they say that if social distancing remains they will need action on tax, rents and other support. Without more Read More…


US threatens tariffs on EU beer, gin and olives

June 25, 2020

  The US has threatened new trade tariffs on beer, chocolate and olives from the European Union, as part of a long-running row over subsidies to planemaker Airbus. The US Trade Representative said it was considering duties on 30 products worth $3.1bn (£2.5bn) in trade every year. It has already put 15% to 25% tariffs Read More…


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…