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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Consumers choose pubs and restaurants over bars

During the first 10 days of the on-trade reopening in England consumers favoured returning to pubs and restaurants rather than bars, according to new research. CGA’s Consumer Pulse poll of 500 adults in England revealed that more than a third (35%) of consumers visited pubs, bars and restaurants between 4 July and 14 July. More than half of them visited pubs (54%) ­– ahead of both restaurants (46%) and bars (26%). Younger adults made up…

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UK drinkers favour vodka for at-home cocktails

Vodka is the most popular spirit for making cocktails at home in the UK followed by gin and rum, according to a new survey by Bacardi. Bermuda-based drinks firm Bacardi conducted a survey of 1,017 adults aged from 25 to 65 in the UK through a Perspectus Global internet poll from 8-11 May 2020. The research has been released ahead of World Cocktail Day tomorrow (13 May). Among those surveyed, 35% named vodka as their…

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Survey: 78% of Brits give into drinking pressures

Almost four in five drinkers in the UK consume more alcohol than they intend to due to social pressures, according to new research commissioned by Alcohol Change UK. According to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of Alcohol Change UK, the charity behind Dry January, 78% of Brits said they drink more than they want to or intend to. Alcohol Change UK said the reasons for drinking more varied between age groups, with…

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One in five mid-life adults likely to try non-alcoholic products

New research shows that one in five (19%) of UK adults aged between 40 and 64 are willing to drink non-alcoholic beer, wine or spirits substitutes. According to a YouGov survey of more than 3,000 UK adults in the age group, less than half (49%) of 40 to 64 year olds have tried to reduce their drinking. Commissioned by alcohol education charity Drinkaware, the survey asked drinkers how they currently moderate their drinking and the…

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