Price Increases 2019

Dear Partners,

We are currently receiving notification of brand owner price increases that will be applied across the trade throughout the early part of 2019. 

Please see the below schedule which details the dates that these expected price increases will be applied. This year we have taken feedback from our partners and we have consolidated the number of increases into four main months of February, March, April and July. This means it will be easier for you to plan when the increases will be implemented. Please note that some of these dates and rates are yet to be confirmed.

Due to inflationary pressures of transportation, fuel, the living wage and pensions, LWC will be applying a small increase across our product portfolio. This is the first such increase in two years, however LWC recognise cost increases are never well received and are committed to continuing to provide you with a first class service.

Brexit remains a significant uncertainty at this time with the potential to impact the Pound to Euro rate and therefore costs of imported products. Our planning is well underway to ensure continuity of supply with stocks being built in advance of the key date at the end of March 2019, but LWC may need to revisit imported product costs if there is a significant downward turn in the value of the Pound. Our actions include;

  • LWC are identifying all potential risks and solutions on how to mitigate the impact of Brexit. We are evaluating the impact on both a short and long term.
  • We are working closely with our suppliers and forward planning to build up an additional £25 million stock holding to ensure we can service our partners through the Brexit period.
  • Checking foreign exchange rates on a daily basis and forward buying foreign exchange contracts.

As we have further updates on the potential impacts of Brexit we will communicate them.

Your Account Manager will be able to provide full details as we progress through 2019 and supplier increases will also be published here as they are confirmed, in line with the attached schedule.

If you haven’t already done so, this is a great time to sign up to LWC online and register your account for online ordering and invoicing. Start the registration process here.

We very much look forward to working with you as your partner and growing your business during 2019.

Yours sincerely,

Ebrahim Mukadam, Managing Director

2019 Schedule of Price Increases By Brand Owner

Click on underlined brand owner names to view price increases by supplier. 

1st February 2019  
Brand Owner Brands
AB INBEV UK LTD Bass, Becks, Blackthorn, Boddingtons, Budweiser, Goose Island, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Magners, Orchard Pig, Stella Artois, Stella Cidre
BRITVIC SOFT DRINKS LTD 7 Up, Britvic, Pepsi, Fruit Shoot, J20, Drench, Lipton, R Whites, Tango
BUDWEISER BUDVAR UK LTD Budvar
CAMERONS Camerons, Trophy
CARLSBERG UK LTD Carlsberg, Brooklyn, Holsten, Mahou, Birra Poretti, San Miguel, Tetley, Somersby, Tuborg
CELLAR TRENDS LTD Finest Call, Luxardo, Stolichnaya
COCA COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS GB LTD Appletiser, Canada Dry, Coca Cola, Dr Pepper, Fanta, Monster, Oasis, Schweppes, Sprite
COORS BREWERS LTD Coors Light, Aspall, Carling, Cobra, Grolsch, Rekorderlig, Sharps, Singha, Staropramen, Worthington Bitter
EDRINGTON-BEAM SUNTORY UK DISTRIBUTION After Shock, Auchentoshan, Bols, Bowmore, Brugal, Courvoisier, Famous Grouse, Galliano, Highland Park, Jim Beam, Laphroaig, Macallan, Makers Mark, Sauza, Suntory
GLOBAL BRANDS LTD Bundaberg, Corkys, Franklin, Hooch, Hoopers, Teichenne, VK
HEINEKEN UK Heineken, Amstel, Birra Moretti, Bulmers, Desperados, Fosters, John Smiths, Kronenbourg, Maltsmitha, Old Mout, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow, Theakstons, Woodpecker
LONG MAN Long Man
KINGFISHER BEER EUROPE LTD Kingfisher
MARSTON'S PLC Bombardier, Courage, Estrella Damm, Founders All Day, Kirin, Marstons, McEwans, Thwaites, Warsteiner,Youngers
MOET HENNESSY UK LTD Belvedere, Chandon, Dom Perignon, Glenmorangie, Hennessy, Krug, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot
SIGNATURE BRANDS Old J, Appleshed, South West Orchards, Birra Morena, Portland Craft Beer, Cruzcampo, Moonshine, Grand Central, Lal Toofan, Dortmunder Union, Bangla, Old Monarch, Monin, Lucky Buddha, Agnes Arber, VHF, Beerlao, Shaapla Paani
THATCHERS CIDER COMPANY LTD Thatchers
VIMTO SOFT DRINKS Vimto
WILLIAM GRANT & SONS UK LIMITED Balvenie, Disaronno, Glenfiddich, Grants, Hendricks, Piper Heidsick, Russian Standard, Sailor Jerry, Tia Maria
SIGNATURE WINES All LWC signature wine ranges
   
1st March 2019  
FENTIMANS Fentimans
   
1st April 2019  
ASAHI UK LTD Asahi, Meantime, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell
BACARDI BROWN-FORMAN BRANDS Barcardi, Bombay Sapphire, Finlandia, Grey Goose, Jack Daniels, Martini, Patron, Santa Teresa, Woodford
DIAGEO
Archers, Baileys, Bells, Captain Morgan, Ciroc, Don Julio, Gordon's, Guinness, Haig Club, Hop House, Johnnie Walker, Open Gate Brewery, Pimms, Smirnoff, Talisker, Tanqueray
FEVERTREE Fever Tree
FULLER SMITH AND TURNER PLC Cornish Orchards, Fullers London Pride, Sierra Nevada
FUNKIN LIMITED Funkin
HALEWOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD Crabbies, JJ Whitley, Lambs & Watt, Liverpool Gin, Red Square, VS, Whitley Neill
LAURENT-PERRIER UNITED KINGDOM Laurent Perrier
MANGROVE GLOBAL LIMITED Fee Brothers, Giffard
MARUSSIA BEVERAGES UK LTD Akashi, Briottet, Deaths Door, Doorleys
PERNOD RICARD UK LTD Absolut, Beefeater, Havana Club, Jamesons, Lambs, Malibu, Martell, Mumm, Pernod, Perrier Jouet, Plymouth, Wyborowa
PROXIMO SPIRITS UK LTD 1800, Boodles, Bushmills, Jose Cuervo, Maestro Dobel
RED BULL CO LTD Red Bull
REMY COINTREAU UK DISTRIBUTION LTD Botanist, Bruichladdich, Cointreau, Metaxa, Mount Gay, Remy Martin
SAZERAC UK LTD T/A HI SPIRITS Antica, Ron Abuelo, Southern Comfort
WHYTE AND MACKAY LIMITED Dalmore, Harveys, Jura, Whyte & Mackay
JAMES CLAY Erdinger, Veltins, Flensburger, Timmermans, Hitachino

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Last Updated: 23th January 2019
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