Independent UK retailers experienced a surprising 8% sales drop on average over the Royal Wedding weekend, as consumers abandoned high streets up and down the country in favour of watching the televised nuptials.
Mark and Matthew Steer are the father and son duo behind Lancar, a Sheffield-based business that has scaled from IT service provider into pub acquisitions – a move which has now resulted in the launch of independent brewery Little Critters.
Britain's capital has been the epicentre of a craft beer revolution, and the success that breweries such as The Camden Town Brewery or The Kernel Brewery have had has encouraged more startups to be established.
Many hard-working small business owners looking to relax this weekend might easily find themselves enjoying a beer in the process – and it’s increasingly likely that what they’ll be drinking will be a craft beer from a small brewery.
A new beer finder app is aiming to deliver the best pint and a level playing field for microbreweries challenging big drinks brands.
A Scottish craft beer brewery has drafted in Stephen Annand, the former head of on-trade sales at Magners, to bolster the firm's commercial development and distribution in bars, pubs and clubs to support the next stage of growth.
1864-founded beer and cider giant Heineken has bought a 50 per cent stake in California brewing company Lagunitas, which will see the pair forge a joint venture to the American craft beer trend globally.
A particular craft beer pub near to Pimlico Plumbers HQ is a perfect example of the kind of business that has looked at the status quo and decided that a better approach is possible – creating the kind of competition needed to drive the economy forward.