Spirits & mixers: what’s trending now | News

While a great number of sectors in the food and drink market has felt the impact of the Covid pandemic, arguably few were hit quite as hard as the spirits category. With pubs and bars being closed the hospitality industry got a kick in the shins that it’s only now recovering from, while retailers revelled in the rush of customers looking to create their favourite tipples at home. New formats such as DIY cocktail letterbox kits and monthly memberships blossomed, and some could opine that the ready-to-drink (RTD) sector got a boost too. 

Bringing the party home
A newfound thirst

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Taliban take control of Afghanistan, coronavirus updates & more: What’s trending today

A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including the latest news from Afghanistan, coronavirus updates and much more.

Top stories

After two decades and billions spent, Afghan government collapses as Taliban takes Kabul (USA Today)

Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses (AP)

Chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as Afghans and foreign nationals flee Taliban (CNBC)

U.S. military takes control of Kabul airport, aims to evacuate 5,000 civilians a day (The Week)

Tropical Storm Fred gets stronger on path for Gulf Coast; new tropical

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What’s for lunch? | Food

At last, in-person school begins, and with it the question: What do we do about lunch?

Kids want fun food that tastes good, while parents strive to provide a meal that supplies good nutrition and is sure to be consumed.

An easy and healthy option is to purchase meals at school. To help, there is a new School Nutrition & Fitness Mobile “Web Menu” App available. This offers an easy way to view menus and nutrient information for products right from your smart phone. You can get interactive menus with nutrient information, descriptions, photos and allergens. It will link you

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