Automatic for the people

The future of the drinks trade will feature more ecommerce and greater use of robots.

Laithwaite's works hard to meet high demand among self-isolating wine lovers

Leading online wine retailer Laithwaite’s has assured customers that it will continue to keep them well stocked after demand shot up amid the coronavirus lockdown.

TFWA: Asia-Pacific takes travel retail top spot

For the first time Asia-Pacific is the largest duty free/travel retail region in the world, having overtaken Europe, says the president of TFWA.

Australia: Foster's donates $500,000 to flood victims

Foster’s Group has committed $500,000 to help Queensland flood victims.

Brugal 1888 launches at Madrid airport

Brugal 1888 has been launched at Brugal Island, a rum tasting bar and store situated in Madrid airport.

Off Piste appoints new chairman

Off trade wine supplier Off Piste has appointed a new chairman. Jerry Lockspeiser, who founded Bottle Green in 1990, is to help guide the business’s strategic development.

Naked Wines launches advanced bookings

UK wine retailer Naked Wines has launched a new service that allows UK wine drinkers to buy wines for less than they cost at the cellar door.