The now traditional papers on the progress of the Blueprint initiatives will be delivered at Drinksummit, the leading supplier/wholesaler/retailer off licence conference.
Taking place on June 8 9 at The Oxford Belfry, just off the M40, the event will debate new trends in the drinks market for which the Blueprints are an ideal industry information platform.
Some wholesalers are seeking objective guidance on on-trade trends which may become a new extention of Blueprint influence.
There are new ideas in the spirits market, which have already been picked up by discussions between individual suppliers and individual wholesalers which could become a new Blueprint industry platform.
In cider, a wholesale industry stronghold, new brands are re-invigorating the market. The authority of, and the trust placed in, the Blueprints can publicise these trends to help the total industry be aware of them.
In beer, premium bottles are everywhere. How is the wholesaler responding to this development?
l For Drinksummit registration details see pages 44-45.