October, 2012 | Scottish Licensed Trade News

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Long game paying off for Ayrshire wine firm

Alliance Wine won the coveted Wine List of the Year Award at the recent International Wine Challenge. Marketing director Giles Cooke shares the secrets of its …

Provenance powers gin sales

Category reaping rewards of consumers’ growing interest in traceability CONSUMERS’ growing interest in the provenance and traceability of produce has been …

Industry rocked as an old name exits stage

Rival firms express sadness at the fall of WaverleyTBS and speculate what it might mean for the wholesale sector. Scott Wright reports WHOLESALE operators …

Make reviews work for you, hotels told

ONLINE review sites are here to stay – and hotel, bar and restaurant operators must learn how to make the most of them. That was the message from hospitality …

Scotch sustains record exports

EXPORTS of Scotch whisky remain at record levels, with the value of shipments overseas up 12% on last year. New figures published by the Scotch Whisky …

Cig vending ban inches closer

A BAN on cigarette vending machines in Scottish pubs came a step closer last week when an appeal from a major operator was rejected at the Court of Session. …

Supply lines shift as Waverley sinks

LICENSED businesses around Scotland were forced to quickly find new sources of drink supply last week after the sudden collapse of WaverleyTBS. The wholesaler …

Recession raising wholesale bar

THIS month’s collapse of WaverleyTBS brought into focus the challenges facing the wholesale sector. With the country having been mired in the economic …

Metropolitan marks top ten

Glasgow venue looking forward to next decade after celebrating first in style. THE Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee, Girls Aloud’s debut single Sound of …

Awards set to honour staff

GLASGOW restaurateurs still have the chance to nominate staff for this year’s Glasgow Restaurant Awards. The awards scheme, organised by the Glasgow …

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