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Stuart Todd

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Champagne FY sales boosted by exports - figures 20 January 2015

Champagne export sales rose by 4% last year, while volumes also edged up, according to latest figures.

Cognac sales have been hampered by the categoryGlobal FY Cognac sales, volumes slide as China woes bite - figures 16 January 2015

Global Cognac sales by value fell by 11% last year as the industry continued to feel the impact of government measures in China, according to latest figures.

Online wine retailer 1855.com faces winding up order 14 January 2015

The Commercial Court of Paris has ordered the liquidation of on-line wine trader Heracles, which owns the website 1855.com.

Jus de Fruits d'Alsace invests EUR15m to boost bottling capacity 6 January 2015

Jus de Fruits d'Alsace (JFA), the France-based fruit and vegetable juice producer, is investing EUR15m (US$17.9m) in a new PET bottling line at its production plant at Sarre-Union.

La Martiniquaise parent firm buys on-line wine trader 10 December 2014

The Compagnie Financière Européenne de Prises de Participation (COFEPP), which owns French spirits group La Martiniquaise, has extended its footprint in the wine retail segment with the acquisition of Wineandco.com for an undisclosed sum.

Les Domaines Paul Mas extends Languedoc vineyards 27 November 2014

Les Domaines Paul Mas has added a further 16 hectares of vineyards to its portfolio, through the extension of the production area at its Château Crès Ricards in Languedoc to 42 hectares.

Monin to invest EUR30m in doubling capacity 24 November 2014

French syrup maker Monin has confirmed plans to invest EUR30m (US$37.2m) in doubling its production capacity, in response to strong international sales growth.

CCE has announced details of more investment in France Coca-Cola Enterprises reveals EUR30m spend in France 17 November 2014

Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) is investing EUR30m in a new canning line at one of its production plants in France.

Bumper Provence harvest to relieve supply pressure 31 October 2014

The 2014 harvest in France's Provence wine-growing region will see a rise of around 11% on last year, relieving supply pressures in serving strong domestic and export markets, according to a trade body.

The Waters units at Nestle has detailed plans for job cuts Nestlé Waters to cut 60 jobs at Vittel-Contrexville site 21 October 2014

Nestlé's Waters unit is planning to axe 60 jobs at its production plant complex at Vittel-Contrexville, in eastern France.

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