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Saturday 28 November 2015


Indies cautious of business rates change

Changes to the British business rates have been tentatively welcomed by wine retailers and representative bodies – but they warn they are unlikely to go far enough.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Distell boosts US spirits reach with Terlato

South African wine and spirits producer Distell has signed a deal with the Terlato Wine Group that will see both companies’ spirits interests in the US merge to form Terlato Artisan Spirits.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 No Comments »

UK spending review a mixed result for pubs

Pubs will benefit from the extension of Osborne’s small business rate relief for another year following the autumn spending review, but the end of another scheme will cost the trade £46 million, says the BBPA.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Alcohol drives fall in consumer inflation

Alcohol is the main driver behind another fall in consumer inflation, with prices of wine and beer falling for three consecutive months to October 2015, according to the Wilson Drinks Report.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Constellation buys craft brewer for $1bn

Constellation Brands is to acquire San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for US$1 billion in a bid to strengthen its position in the premium US beer market.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Majestic calls in new strategy as profits dip

Majestic Wines has launched a three-year strategy to reach sales of £500 million by 2019, after announcing a 50% drop in pre-tax profits for the first half of this year.

Monday, November 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Rise in single malt exports boosts Scotch

There is now clear evidence that the recent decline in Scotch whisky is slowing, says the SWA, with the volume of exports down by 3% – half last year’s decline.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Conviviality PLC acquires London events company

Conviviality PLC has announced the acquisition of London-based events company Peppermint, as it also revealed a 38% rise in profits.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Arínzano boosts Amber’s premium wine portfolio

Amber Beverage Group, the largest wines and spirits company in the Baltic countries, has added Arínzano to its premium wine portfolio, following parent company SPI Group’s recent acquisition of the estate in northern Spain.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Britain signs £100m barley deal with China

Britain has signed a £100 million deal with China to export around 750,000 tonnes of the grain to the country over the next five years, the UK’s Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 No Comments »

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