Cider maker Westons is to give its flagship premium Henry Westons  brand, a new look with brighter and simpler packaging, to appeal to a broader consumer group while reinforcing its premium positioning. 

Glasgow wholesaler JW Filshill has expanded into the export market, setting up JW Filshill International Ltd – trading as The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland – to help Scottish craft brewers sell to the lucrative Asia market. The new company, with support from Scottish Development International (SDI) and Scotland Food & Drink, is drawing on the expertise of David Moore, a respected Asia Pacific consultant, and beer industry veteran Chris Miller, ex-chief executive of Harviestoun Brewery.

FWD chairman Martin Williams last week warned the industry to prepare for a bitter price war between the major multiples as they try to wrestle back market share from the discount sector and each other.

Bestway has launched a new smartphone app for retailers, which it says will “revolutionise” the retail experience for its customers.

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