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Half of UK consumers say cost-of-living crisis will stop them buying alcohol

Almost half of consumers are set to cut their alcohol consumption in 2023, according to a new research survey.
A UK survey has revealed that half of consumers will be cutting back their spending on alcoholic drinks in 2023

A survey has revealed that half of consumers will be cutting back their spending on alcoholic drinks in 2023

According to new research carried out by British drinks company, Gunner Cocktails half of British consumers will cut their spending on alcohol, representing a potentially challenging blow to the UK’s drink sector.

The survey findings showed that 61% of consumers prefer buying British products; 45% of consumers believe hospitality venues need to serve more RTD cocktails; 48% of consumers are in hunt of drinks with natural ingredients and 40% of consumers feel let down by the lack of free/low-alcohol alternatives.

Dannie McDonald, managing director of Gunner Cocktails, said: “With our survey revealing that half of consumers will be cutting back their spending on alcoholic drinks in 2023, it is vital that British drinks brands look to capitalise on the growing NoLo market which is set to be a hotbed for innovation and creativity in the coming year. Our survey also confirms that buying British not only offers a vital lifeline to industries already facing a difficult economic situation, but that it can help grow a brand’s consumer base by attracting a new segment of consumers conscious about the brands they associate with.”

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