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Saturday 25 February 2017 loc: GB

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Heineken fined £25m for 15-year abuse of Greek market

A Greek brewery has filed a €100 million lawsuit against Heineken’s Greek subsidiary, Athenian Brewery, after it was fined £25m for abuse of the market over a 15-year period, squeezing out competitors through exclusivity agreements.

Friday, February 24th, 2017 No Comments »

SWA calls for 2% tax cut on Scotch whisky

The UK Scotch market showed continued signs of growth in 2016, but the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) says more still needs to be done to sustain its recovery, calling on the government yo cut the amount of tax imposed on Scotch by 2%.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

Innis & Gunn signs distribution deal in China and Taiwan

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is expanding its operation eastward, having signed a distribution deal with Dxcel International to export its beers to China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s boss blasts “archaic” business rates

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe has attacked the business rates system, demanding fundamental reform of an “archaic” system that gives online retailers the advantage over bricks and mortar operations.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Strong growth in Pernod Ricard’s wine portfolio

Pernod Ricard has claimed it is the ‘fastest growing supplier’ of branded wine in the UK after seeing strong growth in its Rioja brand, Campo Viejo and Jacob’s Creek.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard to roll out connected ‘smart’ bottles across brands

Pernod Ricard is rolling out ‘fully-connected’ bottles with individual QR codes across its brands that will give users info on the brand, provenance and nutritional content via their smartphones.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

Pernod lobbies against Trump import tax

The global spirits groups have all emphasised in their recent results the importance of the surging US market. They continue to focus on it because not only is it their largest but it is also the most profitable with the biggest margins.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

Heineken buys Kirin’s Brazilian beer business

Heineken has agreed to buy the Brazilian beer business of Japan’s Kirin Holdings Company for €664 million (£564m) to become the second largest brewer in the country after AB InBev.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

WSTA warns of Prosecco price hike

The WSTA has warned that the cost of a bottle of Prosecco could go up by 59 pence and Champagne by as much as a £1 in the UK next year.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 1 Comment »

Aldi rolls out new wine festival

Aldi has launched a dozen ‘rare and unusual’ wines under £8, as part of its latest Spring Wine Festival event.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 No Comments »

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