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Wednesday 2 December 2015


Convivial vision: Diana Hunter talks business

Conviviality boss Diana Hunter shares her vision for the new mega-wholesaler with the drinks business.

Friday, October 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Aussie exports see strongest value growth value since ’07

The value of Australian wine exports rose 8% to A$1.96 billion in the 12 months to 30 September 2015, the strongest rate of growth since export value peaked in October 2007.

Friday, October 16th, 2015 No Comments »

SABMiller agrees to £70bn AB Inbev takeover

SABMiller has accepted “in principle” the latest takeover bid from rival AB Inbev, bringing the deal that would make the largest beer company in the world one step closer.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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 1 Comment »

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 »

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