Dunns Food and Drinks Ltd, the Blantyre, Lanarkshire-based delivered wholesaler and soft drinks manufacturer, today announced that it has acquired craft and world beer specialist Dameck Drinks Scotland for an undisclosed sum.

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is launching a new digital shopper marketing trial to engage retailers and drive awareness of its 2014 “Share a Coke” campaign.

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Wine Rack and Bargain Booze off-licence chains, this week launched a warehouse-style UK retail brand called BB Warehouse, which promises to undercut rivals’ wine, beer and spirit prices. One vistor described it as “a Costco of booze”.

UK off-trade ales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption are up 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.

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