Uber Eats sees demand for no-ABV drinks soar 280%

Sales of non-alcoholic ‘spirits’ and alcohol-free cocktails via delivery service Uber Eats have soared 280% so far this January compared with last year. As the end of Dry January approaches – a public health campaign that encourages people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January – Uber Eats has found consumption of zero-alcohol ‘spirits’ and cocktails has almost quadrupled in the UK. It is thought the increase in sales could be due to…

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Sea Arch sells minority stake

Alcohol-free ‘spirit’ producer Sea Arch Drinks has sold a minority stake to businessman Patrick Doyle to fund its global expansion. Patrick Doyle, chief executive of International Diplomatic Supplies, has acquired a minority share of the business for an undisclosed sum. Sea Arch Drinks was founded by Geoff and Sarah Yates, and currently produces alcohol-free ‘spirit’ Coastal Juniper. Doyle said: “It is no secret that the no- and low-alcohol sector is growing worldwide. As a non-drinker,…

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Pernod buys majority stake in alcohol-free Ceder’s

French firm Pernod Ricard has purchased a majority stake in non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ Ceder’s for an undisclosed sum. Pernod Ricard first moved into alcohol-free ‘spirits’ in 2018 after agreeing to launch Ceder’s in the UK. The brand was created by husband-and-wife team Craig Hutchison and Maria Sehlstrom in early 2017. The original agreement saw the French firm became the exclusive distributor and marketer of the Ceder’s range in the UK, but did not include an equity…

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The Low & No Masters 2021 results

The low- and no-alcohol sector is one of the drinks industry’s biggest success stories of recent years. With so many new expressions coming on the market, it was time for us to launch the first Low & No Masters. How apt that the first Masters of a new year should be an inaugural competition for The Global Spirits Masters series. The industry has been fixated on the momentum of the low‐ and no‐alcohol sector for…

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One in five UK adults plan to participate in Dry January

Almost two thirds of UK adults have tried low- and no-alcohol products, while 6.5 million consumers are expected to take part in Dry January this year. A YouGov poll commissioned by alcohol watchdog the Portman Group found that 62.5% of UK adults have tried low- and no-alcohol products, including more than two thirds (68%) of current drinkers. In addition, 25% of UK adults claim to be semi-regular consumers of low- and no-alcohol, with the highest…

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