Beam Inc’s fourth-quarter earnings rose 10% as the spirits company saw margins improve despite slower-than-expected sales growth.
UK manufacturing boosted the pound as the Purchasing Managers Index bounced back into positive territory this week.
The number of hotel and licensed trade businesses falling into administration increased by 29.2% from Q3 to Q4 of 2011.
Kingsland Wines and Spirits has launched Legacy Wines – a new division which will focus on impulse, on-trade and European export sectors.
Champagne Louis Roederer had a record year of sales in 2011 thanks to its distribution network and market positioning.
Such is the reliance of governments on alcohol as a cash cow that you would expect them to collect every tax penny. But they don’t.
UK growth, or the lack of it, dominated the markets this week.
The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has urged the drinks industry to work alongside HMRC to eradicate alcohol duty fraud.
Nick Dobson Wines is to cease trading this year, for reasons of ill health.
An academic behind the drive for minimum pricing in Scotland has admitted the measure might not stop young people binge drinking.
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