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Conviviality completes events company buyout

UK drinks distributor and retailer Conviviality is continuing its recent spending spree, completing its purchase of a majority stake in bar and events company Peppermint.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Where have the drinks ‘storytellers’ gone?

As alcoholic drinks brands seemingly get left behind in the effort to capture consumers’ imaginations, Matt Bennett wonders how booze brands can get their mojo back in 2016.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

‘First lady of vodka’ crowned

Claire Smith-Warner, the global head of spirit creation and mixology for Belvedere, has been named Brand Ambassador of the Year.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 wine books of 2015

From fresh editions of classic reference tomes to scratch and sniff guides for beginners, 2015 saw the release of titles to suit every wine-loving bookworm.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 4 Comments »

Diageo completes £361m sale of wine brands

Diageo has completed the sale of its US-based Chateau & Estate Wines and UK-based Percy Fox to Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates in a deal worth £361 million.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Beam Suntory buys stake in SA distributor

Beam Suntory has strengthened its presence in Africa, which it says has “phenomenal” potential for growth, by acquiring a 50% stake in a South African-based spirits distributor.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

United Spirits seeks to declare itself ‘sick’

United Spirits, India’s market leader in spirits in which Diageo holds a controlling 55% stake, wants its shareholders to declare the company “sick”.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Team db reveals its top Christmas tipples

As Christmas approaches, we reveal what the drinks business team will be drinking come the big day.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 most read stories of 2015

Leaving our (in)famous ‘top 10s’ aside, the drinks business had some weird and wonderful stories this year that certainly got some attention.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Spirits outpace grocery sales in run up to Christmas

UK shoppers spent £200 million on spirits in the first two weeks of December, up £7m on the same period last year, while spend on other groceries has declined.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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