CGA | Scottish Licensed Trade News - Part 2

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Cheers to the biggest-selling product

Draught is still the leading beer format in Scotland, accounting for more than 90% of beer volumes sold through the country’s bars and pubs

Money in the mobiles

On-trade customers increasingly expect to be able to order and pay using their phones – but tech should not replace human interaction

Time to tap into the new season

With autumn on the horizon, licensees should be ready to switch up their offer .

A flavourful spirit that’s on the up

Recent stats show rum sales are growing. Is your range good enough?

Scotch: Is this the last year whisky beats gin?

Scotch is, and will likely remain, one of the most important spirits categories in the Scottish on-trade.

Vodka: Still the most popular spirit in the Scottish trade

VODKA sales dipped a little in the course of the past year, but it remains easily the biggest spirits category in the Scottish on-trade

Gin: Growing category is spirit of the moment

GIN continues to go from strength to strength in Scotland’s pubs and bars, with value sales rising from £77.6 million in 2017 to £97.3m this year.

Wine: Bubbling up beneath the surface

The category’s total value sales of £420.6m show that wine is still a huge force to be reckoned with for operators.

Imported whiskey: From foreign shores to pubs’ doors

IT’S a case of ‘as you were’ at the top of the imported whiskey table, with all five brands retaining their positions from last year.

Static sales for tequila

Sales in the past year were fairly static, dipping by £144,000 to a value of £12.9 million.