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Thursday 8 October 2015


Growth in cider poses ‘real threat’ to wine

The wine industry has been urged to “assess the threat” posed by the recent growth of the cider category in global markets by Rabobank in its Wine Quarterly report.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Conviviality poised to buy Matthew Clark

Conviviality Retail has confirmed that it is in talks to buy Matthew Clark, one of the UK’s largest on-trade drink suppliers.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Bacardi snaps up Leblon cachaça

Bacardi has taken full ownership of Leblon Holdings LLC, including its cachaça brand Leblon, the latest in a rash of acquisitions by the producer.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Bacardi acquires Banks Rum

Bacardi has expanded its portfolio of super-premium rums with the acquisition of Banks for an undisclosed sum.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 No Comments »

German man launches ‘Grexit’ vodka

A German entrepreneur has trademarked the word “Grexit”, referring to Greece’s possible exit from the Euro, and is launching a satirical vodka-based drink off the back of it.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Molson Coors UK acquires Rekorderlig

Molson Coors UK has acquired the rights to Swedish cider Rekorderlig in the UK – its first foray into the premium cider category.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Yealands sells majority stake

Yealands Family Wines’ owner Peter Yealand has agreed to sell 80% of the company to a Marlborough-based business for NZ$89 million (£38.1m).

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Tesco sales take a tumble despite price cuts

Tesco’s like-for-like sales fell by 1.3% in the three months to 30 May, an improvement on the previous quarter and a “step in the right direction”, according to its chief executive.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Whisky has ‘regained its attractiveness’

Scotch whisky is moving beyond its traditional consumer base and has “regained its attractiveness” following a “challenging year”, according to the CEO of Chivas Brothers.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Rémy Cointreau in mood for acquisitions

French spirits producer Rémy Cointreau has said it is open to acquiring new brands in an effort to further premiumise its portfolio.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 No Comments »

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