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Archive for 2008

Pernod resilient but no longer acquisitive

Pernod Ricard will not be making any acquisitions before 2010 at the earliest said chairman Patrick Ricard at the company’s annual meeting in Paris on Wednesday.

Friday, November 7th, 2008 No Comments »

José Cuervo’s lessons on life

José Cuervo has launched a multi-tiered marketing initiative encouraging consumers to embrace its campaign motto ‘Live Notoriously Well’. The core of the campaign is a series of tongue-in-cheek television commercials, aired from 29 October across sport and comedy cable networks.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 No Comments »

Jersey joy for Mary Ann

The Liberation Group, which owns Jersey’s largest pub chain and Jersey Brewery, is bringing the Channel Island’s most famous beer figure out of retirement. Mary Ann, the Channel Islands’ best known beer brand, is being relaunched due to consumer demand for products which are locally produced, benefitting local people.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 No Comments »

Authentic Caribbean Rum to train top bartenders

Following the introduction of the Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) marque earlier this year, the campaign is now embarking on a bartender training programme in Italy, Spain and the UK. The aim is to create up to 1000 ‘Rum Masters’ by this time next year.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 No Comments »

Australia in search of brightest talent

Wine Australia is launching Landmark Australia Tutorial 2009, a scholarship programme for 12 members of the international trade. Successful candidates will attend an intensive five-day course in Australia hosted by some of the country’s leading experts.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 No Comments »

Heavy metal wine: The comeback

Trade bodies and experts have spoken out against the report that states wine contains dangerous levels of “heavy metals”. The Food Standards Agency, the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, generic bodies and scientists all question the validity of the research published in the Chemistry Central Journal.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 No Comments »

UAE: To buy into Dubai?

United Arab Emirates: land of opportunity or a bubble about to burst? By Rob Walker, of Euromonitor

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

TOP STORY: Legislation overkill is an alcohol killjoy

Proposed new government legislation has met with anger from the drinks trade, who claim it is an unnecessary addition to the existing regulatory burden – and may even lead to consumers losing their enjoyment of alcohol. By Jane Parkinson

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

Tesco puts the squeeze on suppliers

Major drinks suppliers are in turmoil after being given what some are calling an ultimatum by Tesco. They say they have been given new “take it or leave it” terms by Britain’s biggest retailer that include an immediate 20% cut in the price Tesco will be charged, a doubling of promotional activity to be funded by suppliers and a ban on any price increase to Tesco for the next year, no matter what the reason.

Friday, October 31st, 2008 No Comments »

Five Minute Read – October 2008

AS it is every year, September is a shock to the system for even the most robust of drinks industry stalwarts as people trickle back into their offices from warmer, or at the very least, more exotic climes.

Friday, October 31st, 2008 No Comments »

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