Britvic is one of the leading branded soft drinks businesses in Europe and South America. Britvic currently operates in and exports to over 100 countries, and is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain (“GB”) and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks in GB. Britvic is an industry leader in Ireland with brands such as MiWadi and Ballygowan, in France with brands such as Teisseire and Pressade and in Brazil with Maguary, Dafruta and Bela Ischia.
The company combines its own leading brand portfolio including Robinsons, Purdey’s, Drench, Tango, J2O, Fruit Shoot, Teisseire, Maguary, Dafruta, Bela Ischia, Ballygowan and MiWadi with PepsiCo brands such as Pepsi, 7UP, Rockstar Energy and Lipton Ice Tea which Britvic produces and sells in GB and Ireland under exclusive PepsiCo agreements.
Britvic’s management team has successfully developed the business through a clear strategy of generating profitable growth in our core markets and international expansion, driven by innovation, investment in our business capability, and building trust and respect in the communities we serve and operate in. The strategy is based on creating and building a portfolio of scalable brands that offers drinks for kids, families, and adults, anywhere, at any time – helping to make everyone’s every day moments more enjoyable.
Britvic is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the code BVIC and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. Britvic is also listed on The FTSE4Good Index which identifies companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The company has also been awarded an A-rating for its sustainable business programme by investor analysts MSCI.
Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, a proud part of AB InBev, brews some of the UK’s best-loved beers, including Stella Artois, Budweiser, Corona and Camden Town Brewery.
A trusted and supportive partner, Budweiser Brewing Group champions the vital role pubs and bars play in the community. When the On-Trade was forced to close last year, the brewer responded quickly, launching Save Pub Life to funnel £1.5m in urgently needed financial support to pubs, and providing practical tools and advice so they could reopen safely over the summer.
With reopening on the horizon, Budweiser Brewing Group will support the On-Trade through its partnerships with BT Sport and Opus Energy, whilst helping customers drive sales by leveraging its iconic portfolio of beers. Stella Artois was the best performing premium brand last year and Corona Draught and Camden Hells are both must-stocks in the super-premium category.
Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) is one of the newest, yet historic brewers in the UK. Formed out of a joint venture between Carlsberg UK and Marston’s PLC, who are both shareholders, we combine over 300 years of shared values, history and heritage in UK brewing.
CMBC provides its customers and consumers with an unrivalled portfolio of lagers, ales and craft beer brands from the very best of two master brewing teams, plus those under license from valued partners. These include lagers such as Carlsberg Danish Pilsner, Carlsberg Expørt and Poretti; premium cask and packaged ales, including 61 Deep, Hobgoblin, Marston’s Pedigree, Tetley’s and Wainwright; brands under license including San Miguel, Estrella Damm, Shipyard, Erdinger, Warsteiner and Kirin; a broad selection of alcohol-free beers; plus distribution of the Brooklyn Brewery craft portfolio.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler and in Great Britain employs some 3,500 people. We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our products and operations, with a particular focus on sustainable packaging, water stewardship and climate protection. As a major supplier to the hospitality sector we recognise the tremendous commitment it requires by operators to meet the evolving needs of consumers. We therefore offer must stock favourites like our iconic Coca-Cola glass bottle range, Schweppes mixers and lemonade, Appletiser, Fanta and Sprite brands and also new innovations like our Coca-Cola Signature Mixers, a range of mixers for premium spirits.
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo is a global company whose products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO).
Food Alert is the UK’s leading Food Hygiene and Safety consultancy, helping over 6,000 hospitality businesses take care of their compliance needs. For over 30 years we have built an enviable reputation for delivering a quality and trusted service that is tailored to meet individual business needs, working with some of the biggest names in the pub, bar and club sector, such as Brewdog, Fuller’s, REKOM and Young’s.
We’re passionate about all things hospitality and we see it as our responsibility to streamline compliance and reduce risk and operational costs all whilst giving operators peace of mind that they have expert support every step of the way.
By choosing Food Alert as your compliance partner, you get access to the following (and so much more):
• Alert65 (industry leading cloud-based software that helps operators manage all aspects of safety compliance from one place)
• Safety & Hygiene Audits
• Risk Assessments
• Policies & HACCP support
• 24/7 Safety Advice Line
HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading pub, cider and beer business. Committed to supporting a thriving on-trade – underpinned by an ethos of ‘Growing Together’, the company owns around 2,700 pubs as part of its Star Pubs & Bars business and employs almost 2,200 people. We’re passionate about our cider and beer brands and the outstanding service that we provide our customers to help them realise the full potential of their offering. Our unrivalled portfolio of brands includes Foster’s, Heineken®, Strongbow, Desperados, Kronenbourg1664, John Smith’s, Bulmers, Amstel, Birra Moretti and Old Mout, backed by a full range of niche and speciality brands.
HEINEKEN is the Official Beer Partner of UEFA EURO 2020™ and are proud to have extended our UEFA Champions League partnership by another three years, from 2021 to 2024. In continuation of our sustainability strategy, Brewing a Better World, HEINEKEN SmartDispense™ is the first green, draught beer and cider cooling system – saving 72M pints of water and 207 tonnes of CO2 since launch five years ago. Our counter-top dispense system, BLADE, allows operators to serve draught no alcohol beer for the first time: a gamechanger for the category. We have also pioneered reductions in sugar across our cider brands, as consumers become increasingly health-conscious. We are invested in providing a great quality experience for your customers every time, which is how HEINEKEN helps to grow your business.
HGEM works closely with hospitality companies to measure and improve their guests' experience. Their core services include mystery guest assessments, building highly customisable feedback sites, tracking online reputation, and bringing all the data together into one, award-winning Guest Experience Management platform – The Hub – which allows for various teams, from operations to marketing, to draw actionable insights that help increase customer loyalty, reach new customers, and ultimately to grow revenue.
HGEM, which stands for Hospitality Guest Experience Management, have made it their mission to empower hospitality companies with data-led insights into their operational efficiency and guest perceptions, which are key to being successful in such a competitive and rapidly changing market, and today work internationally with over 10,000 restaurants, pubs, hotels, cinemas and caterers, including many well-known brands such as wagamama, Brewdog, Peach Pubs, and local high street institutions Pret a Manger and Pizza Express.
The Swedish town of Kopparberg has been home to Kopparberg Bryggeri (brewery) since 1882. More than 130 years later, the brewery maintains its independent production of the best-selling and tasting fruit cider that’s loved across the globe.
Kopparberg now boasts a portfolio of fruit refreshment products both within and outside of the fruit cider category, including Kopparberg Premium Gin, Rum and a range of Hard Seltzers, all with the distinctive fruit flavours that made Kopparberg famous.
We wish all operators the best of luck during these significant upcoming months as the trade starts to re-open. Please follow our trade socials (@kopparbergtrade) and download the below PDF for exclusive offers and key information on products, route-to-market listings and details on our ever-expanding and much-loved range.
Molson Coors brews & distributes with one important mission, delighting the world’s beer drinkers. Operationally our focus is to be first choice for customers & consumers and this underpins everything we do. Our portfolio includes 2,000 of the best names in the business across beer, spirits, cider, wine & soft drinks. With a Wine range of 700 wines, 400 exclusive to on-trade and 150 Molson Coors exclusives, from reliably great house wines, to a sophisticated selection for celebrations, Molson Coors enables you to assemble the best possible offering for you and your business.
Sky Business provides a wide variety of commercial premises across the UK and ROI the opportunity to connect and entertain millions of people every day.
From unmissable live sport, unrivalled entertainment and breaking news, to the best drama and comedy, documentaries and films.
Communities up and down the country have missed spending time at their local. As you get ready to welcome them back, with Sky Sports you can show a fantastic sporting line up that your customers can enjoy together.
Top-flight action coming up includes;
• Football, with the climax to the Premier League, EFL and Scottish Premiership seasons, plus the final of the Carabao Cup.
• Every race weekend live and exclusive from the new Formula 1 season.
• International cricket as England face back-to-back series’ against New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
• Weekly action from the PGA and European Tour golf, along with golf’s Majors live.
Give your customers even more reasons to celebrate this summer with an unrivalled line-up of special sporting moments.
Our spirits are exquisitely crafted with long tradition and great pride. And, as a 7th generation family company, our business has always been about more than liquids or bottles. For more than 150 years, we’ve been proud to be a catalyst for connection. We believe our purpose is to spark real-life rituals to bring people together for key moments in celebration, conversation and contemplation. Be it over a celebratory toast, a reunion of old friends, an impromptu post-work aperitif, an occasional big night out, or an epic gathering of communities bound by film, music, art or sports. Meeting with friends new and old isn’t trivial, it’s essential for our wellbeing and plays a vital role in a well-lived and well-balanced life. We craft our exquisite spirits as a centerpiece of these real-life moments. We encourage people to connect over one carefully crafted, exquisite drink at a time – savouring each sip, responsibly.
Greene King brews some of the UK’s most popular beers from our home in Bury St Edmunds, including our flagship Greene King IPA, alongside Abbot Ale, Old Speckled Hen and Ice Breaker. Our Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar also brews Scotland’s most popular ale Belhaven Best.
We’re passionate about pubs and are one of the country’s largest pub operators with around 1,700 managed and 1,000 leased and tenanted pubs.
Back in 1988, Kettle Foods chose Norwich as their home to be as close as possible to their potato growers. Over thirty years later they’re proud that KETTLE® is the number one hand cooked crisp and most loved premium brand in the UK, almost double the size of their closest rival.
Kettle Foods started with a handful of staff and one fryer. They now employ over 400 people and have 22 fryers. They still love to use locally grown Norfolk potatoes, and still hand cook them with care in small batches to guarantee great crunch every time. A range of top selling seasonings is available - all developed by the KETTLE® Chef, all gluten free and all made from 100% real food ingredients.
Born out of modern Ireland and fusing the bold, contemporary and traditional, The Busker is set to disrupt the Irish whiskey category with its four types of Irish whiskeys - Single Grain, Single Pot Still, Single Malt and Blend.
The Busker Blend (Triple Cask Triple Smooth) combines the Single Grain with a high percentage of the Single Malt and Single Pot whiskeys. Matured and finished in three different casks (Bourbon, Sherry, Marsala), this innovative process brings out an unique smoothness and intense flavour within the spirit.
The Busker Single Collection, represented by the three traditional Irish whiskeys (Single Grain, Single Pot Still and Single Malt), is produced under one roof, each boasting an unmistakable taste profile, with nuances ranging from vanilla and oak, to rich spicy notes.
The Busker is distilled on an 18th Century estate in the Ancient East region of County Carlow at the world class Royal Oak Distillery. A major point of differentiation for The Busker takes place during the aging process, where the “Triple Cask Triple Smooth” blend and Single Grain expression matures in authentic, Cantine Florio (1833) Sicilian Marsala wine casks.
Zapaygo is a lifestyle application that allows consumers to order and pay for food, beverage and merchandise to be delivered to seats or be collected. Zapaygo’s main focus is to service the hospitality, sports, and leisure market, of which it has some exclusive corporate partnerships.
Over the year’s payments have gone from cash, to card, to contactless to pre-order. Zapaygo plans to unify the ordering, serving and payment experience and remove the need for dozens of apps, enriching consumer’s lives and changing habits for good.
Zapaygo connects the dots between payment service providers, merchants, electronic points of sale and consumers, to create a seamless payment experience and is a B-2-B-2-C data marketing business. Zapaygo is not only for food and beverage, it can be used in any instance there is an order or payment: retail, wholesale, paying for services via app, phone or web and pre-order for a date in the future.
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