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Brewer adding some sparkle to beer market

Animee designed to restore beer industry’s reputation among women, Molson Coors says GLOBAL brewer Molson Coors is intensifying its efforts to court female drinkers with...

East meets west as G1 expands

The landscape of Scotland’s independent trade changed again last week when Glasgow-based G1 Group swooped to buy the bulk of Festival Inns’ Edinburgh estate out of administration – and brought together two of the industry’s best known entrepreneurs. G1 boss Stefan King paid a reported £30 million to add the Murrayfield Hotel, Three Sisters, Bank Hotel, and the neighbouring Biddy Mulligans and Grassmarket Hotel, to his 40-strong managed empire.

Euro ruling imminent

The European Court of Justice has confirmed its judgement on the use of foreign decoders to show top flight football in pubs is just weeks away. SLTN can reveal that October 4 has been set as the date it delivers a verdict which could have a huge bearing on how much bars pay to show English Premier League football.

Trade slams PPL licence hike plan

Plans to hike music royalty fees for bars and nightclubs by as much as 4000% were condemned last week by operators and their representatives. Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), which grants the trade copyright licences to play music in public on behalf of its record company and performer members, is aiming to ramp up its tariff for specially featured entertainment (SFE), which covers clubs and DJs in bars and hotels.

Bourbon out to make its Mark

Kentucky whiskey undertakes first ever UK marketing drive KENTUCKY bourbon Maker’s Mark is bidding to showcase its style this summer with the first piece of...

Abode gets its house in order

Hotel group adjusts Glasgow business as market shifts MUCH has changed since hotel group Abode set up home on Glasgow’s Bath Street. The hotel opened in...

Brewer sets out strategy

Heineken’s new man in the north, John Gemmell, outlines the priorities for the former S&N business. JOHN Gemmell wears two hats in his latest role...

A round with Andy

It’s never been so important to live up to your customers’ expectations It is now more expensive than ever to drink ‘out’. In order for...

Mixer Mal brings out cocktail book

LUXURY Glasgow hotel Blythswood Square is reinforcing its reputation as a cocktail specialist with the launch of a new book. The Blythswood Square Bar Book...

Taylor eyes a bright future

Blythswood owner tells Scott Wright the storm has past FOR a man who saw his dream hotel fall apart before his eyes, Peter Taylor cuts...