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Monday 22 December 2014

Business

UK trade exceeds target on unit removal

The UK drinks trade has reached its target to remove one billion units of alcohol from the market by the end of 2015 ahead of schedule.

Friday, December 19th, 2014 No Comments »

UK on-trade sales slip 3% in 12 months

While the UK’s off-trade saw a slight return to growth, sales at pubs, bars and restaurants fell by 3% in the last 12 months.

Friday, December 19th, 2014 No Comments »

USL appeals for shareholder approval

India’s biggest spirits group United Spirits is to try again for shareholder approval to produce and market Diageo brands in the subcontinent.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Cuba deal opens door to US imports

For the first time in 53 years rum produced in Cuba will be allowed into the US, as the leaders of both countries move a step closer to normalising trade relations.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury to offload ‘non-priority’ brands

Treasury Wine Estates could “retire” up to 25 brands to focus on its high-end ranges, the company’s chief executive has told shareholders.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Flavoured whiskies pushing forward

The flavoured whisky palette now boasts hues from all the major whisky segments, from Scotch to Japanese and from Irish to Bourbon and Canadian.

Friday, December 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Wetherspoon pulls Heineken from UK pubs

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has pulled all Heineken products from its 926 pubs in the UK after a row over supply to a single pub in Ireland.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Emerging markets will be key in 2015

The one certainty about 2015 is that a drive by drinks companies to expand into emerging countries will continue.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Heritage: A brand’s secret weapon

How many brands are older than 50 years? Not many, but perhaps more than you think within the world of drinks.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 1 Comment »

Ex-Diageo boss in line for F1 chair?

Former boss of drinks giant Diageo, Paul Walsh, is thought to be the front-runner to become the next chair of Formula One racing.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

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