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Wednesday 26 October 2016 loc: GB


Euro 2016 boosts lager sales as wine dips

UK supermarket sales of lager boomed by £10.4m ahead of England’s first Euro 2016 match on Saturday, while wine sales suffered a £2.6m drop, says IRI.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 No Comments »

E&J Gallo snaps up Napa’s Orin Swift

California’s E&J Gallo has announced its purchase of Napa’s Orin Swift, the latest in a raft of acquisitions within the Napa Valley as it continues to strengthen its premium portfolio.

Friday, June 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Value of Diageo’s ‘prestige’ brands up 29%

Amid the continuing speculation about the future of former chairman VJ Mallya, Diageo continues to improve the business model at United Spirits, India’s largest spirits group.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Duty free wine and spirits suffer 2.7% decline

Global sales of duty free declined by 2.3% in 2015, with the wine and spirits category reporting a 2.7% drop in sales, according to the Tax Free World Association.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Pernod confirms sale of Paddy Irish Whiskey

Irish Distillers, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, has confirmed the sale of Paddy Irish Whiskey to US-based spirits producer Sazerac.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Scotch whisky export decline ‘slowing’

The decline in Scotch whisky exports is showing signs of “slowing”, suggesting a more optimistic future for the category, according to analysis by the Scotch Whisky Association.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 No Comments »

German retailers fined £71m over beer price fixing

The German Cartel Office has fined several German supermarket chains a total of €90.5m (£71m) over fixing the price of beer following a six year investigation.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Trade reacts to Conviviality deal with Bibendum PLB

Conviviality’s acquisition of wine-led distributor Bibendum PLB has triggered a mixed reaction from leading rival companies.

Monday, May 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Brown-Forman acquires BenRiach for £285m

Brown-Forman, the makers of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, has acquired Scotland’s BenRiach Distillery Co. for £285 million.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 No Comments »

AB InBev snaps up Italian craft brewer

AB InBev has confirmed its acquisition of Italian craft brewer Birra del Borgo as it works to capture the Italian craft beer market.

Monday, April 25th, 2016 No Comments »

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