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Saturday 10 October 2015


Wine industry hails trans-Pacific trade deal

Winemakers have welcomed a new trade agreement that will see restrictions lifted between 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo sells $780m brewing stake to Heineken

Diageo has offloaded its brewing interests in Jamaica, Malaysia and Singapore to Dutch rival Heineken in a deal worth $780 million.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Treasury to slash supply chain costs by $30m

Treasury Wine Estates has entered the second phase of streamlining its supply chain, announcing plans to sell off up to AU$30 million worth of assets.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

UK cider market suffers £35m loss

Sales of cider in the UK convenience channel could be worth more than the supermarket sector by 2020, according to IRI analysts, with UK off-trade cider sales dropping by £35 million last year.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s Q2 raises profit expectations

Sainsbury’s is on track for better than expected profits, it reported today, as it released “improved” Q2 results.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Paul Schaafsma to head Accolade Wines

Accolade Wines has promoted its general manager of the UK and Ireland, Paul Schaafsma, to the position of chief executive officer.

Monday, September 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Chapel Down profits soar 31% to £1.7m

Strong wine sales saw profits at English wine producer Chapel Down increase by nearly a third in the six months to 30 June 2015.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Chivas launches US$1m fund for ‘social entrepreneurs’

As part of its wider global initiative, “The Venture II” by Chivas Regal is on the hunt for Hong Kong entrepreneurs seeking to “create positive social change.”

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Accolade Wines buys Chile’s Viña Anakena

Accolade Wines has announced its acquisition of Chilean wine producer Viña Anakena, extending its footprint further into the New World.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Rum fights back against ‘challenging’ market

Europe’s rum consumption fell by 1.5 million litres between 2009 and 2014 driven almost singlehandedly by the Spanish market, according to Rabobank’s Q4 spirits report.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 No Comments »

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