Our Supporters

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The Grocer, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012, leads the market as the UK’s only paid-for online service and weekly magazine with coverage of the whole FMCG sector. Customers range from directors of the large multiples to independent retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, as well as growers, food processors, manufacturers, key opinion formers and the national media.

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The No. 1 news and advice service for the hospitality industry, BigHospitality.co.uk provides breaking news on the topics that shape modern hospitality as well as advice for operators in the restaurant, hotel and pub sectors to help them build a better business.

Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser remains the UK’s leading provider of news and business information to the pub sector. Since merging the sector’s two best-known magazines, the Publican and the Morning Advertiser, the brand has expanded and grown its operations both through its print title, industry leading website and the best events for the sector, from awards to high-level business networking events.

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Beveragedaily.com caters to the food and beverage development industry via its website and subscriber-only newsletter services. Its independent news service delivers insightful content across text, audio and video formats, covering everything involved in the manufacture of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.


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Lumina Intelligence inspires the global food, drink and nutrition sectors with deep, actionable insights powered by the world’s best analytics technology. Our products and services are used by brands and organisations in these fast moving and growing markets to support business planning, strategic marketing and new product development.

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MCA is the new incarnation of a business created by the merger between two of the leading specialist information providers serving the eating and drinking out market, M&C Report and Allegra Foodservice. This unique combination of expert intelligence now provides comprehensive daily news coverage, together with essential analysis, market data, insight and trends.

 

 

Our Sponsors

Asahi

Asahi UK is home to an exceptional portfolio of premium beer, ale and cider brands, including category leaders in the UK. The range includes international brands Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the No.1 Super Premium lager in the UK with every drop brewed in Italy; Japan’s No.1 beer, Asahi Super Dry, encouraging consumers to discover the taste of Karakuchi; and the recently relaunched firm favourite for the UK, Grolsch.

A portfolio to be envied which also includes local heroes: Fuller’s London Pride, Meantime, Dark Star and Cornish Orchards. Asahi UK’s focus is on enriching experiences for our customers and consumers through innovation, unrivalled service and offering brands with undeniable quality and provenance.  Asahi UK believes that every business has a responsibility to understand and act upon its environmental impact and we continuously work towards sharing more information with our suppliers, customers and consumers about both the footprint of our beers, and how we are working to reduce it.

Our place in the local community is highly valued and we strive to ensure that we are always making a positive contribution to the communities in and around our UK Breweries.

For more information on Asahi UK and parent organisation, Asahi Europe International visit www.asahibeer.co.uk.

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RPC is passionate about the retail and consumer industry with expertise across a range of sectors, including food and drink. RPC is a long-standing, trusted adviser to some of the world's leading brewers, distillers and international drinks companies and has supported them with the roll-out of numerous innovative new product developments including in the Low and No category in recent years. 

Our Food and Drink Group (which is part of the firm's Tier 1 Retail and Consumer Group, as ranked by The Legal 500) has an in-depth knowledge of the Food & Drink (including alcohol) regulatory regime and the issues that those looking to enter the Low / No category typically face.  We also advise those clients on key strategic areas including IP protection and enforcement, supply and distribution agreements, marketing and advertising, labelling and regulatory compliance, VAT, Tax, M&A and much more!

RPC is delighted to be supporting clients in relation to such an exciting and rapidly growing drinks category. In January 2022, we wrote the UK chapter of the inaugural edition of the international Food, Beverage and Cosmetics Law Review – a handy legal and regulatory overview for those looking to enter the UK's food & drink sector.

For more information on RPC visit https://www.rpc.co.uk/

 

Our Industry Supporters

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BBPA members are responsible for 90% of the beer brewed in Britain and around 20,000 of the country’s pubs. We are passionate about representing, supporting and campaigning for the wellbeing of the beer and pub sector, including promoting beer and campaigning against beer duty and business rate increases that are so damaging to pubs.

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The British Institute of Innkeeping was established 40 years ago this year, and today exists to support, inspire, celebrate and promote the diversity of talented individuals working in the licensed trade.

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The British Soft Drinks Association represents UK producers of soft drinks, including carbonated drinks, still and dilutable drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters. Membership includes the majority of Britain’s soft drinks manufacturers as well as franchisors, importers and suppliers to the UK soft drinks industry.

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Club Soda helps you live well by being more mindful about drinking. Whether you want to cut down, take a break from alcohol or stop drinking, you’re welcome to join them.

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The Drinkaware Trust is an independent UK-wide alcohol education charity, funded largely by voluntary and unrestricted donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets. The Trust is governed independently and works in partnership with others to help reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.