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Stuart Todd

Articles by Stuart Todd

ETHIOPIA: Castel launches inaugural Ethiopian wine 24 July 2014

Castel has launched the inaugural vintage of its Ethiopian wine range with 2014 production estimated at 1.2m bottles.


FRANCE: Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte appoints new CEO 24 July 2014

Centre Vinicole - Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has promoted Julie Campos to the post of CEO.


The row had rumbled on for over two months FRANCE: Casino ends pricing spat with Coca-Cola Enterprises 18 July 2014

Coca Cola Enterprises' full range of drinks is returning to French supermarket chain Casino's stores after a pricing spat which has lasted more than two months.


Product Launch - FRANCE: Leclerc's Frucci Marque Repere 14 July 2014

Leclerc has become the first retailer in France to launch a CSD concentrate, which has been designed not to require a carbonation machine.


FRANCE: Languedoc vineyards take EUR80m hit from hailstorm 10 July 2014

The cost of hailstorm damage to vineyards in the Languedoc region of southern France, in terms of lost production, could total EUR80m (US$108.9m), according to trade body sources.


FRANCE: Hailstorm hammers Burgundy for EUR75m 3 July 2014

A hail storm has devastated over 3,000 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy, stretching from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Maçon.


Product Launch - FRANCE: Carlsberg Group's Kronenbourg 1664 Sans Alcool 18 June 2014

Carlsberg Group-owned French brewer Brasseries Kronenbourg has today (18 June) launched an alcohol-free version of its 1664 brand in response to consumer trends.


SPAIN: Court stops Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' plant closures 13 June 2014

A Spanish court has annulled restructuring plans by Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' (CCIP), which involved the closure of four of its plants and the laying-off of 1,190 staff.


FRANCE: Ackerman adds to Loire Valley footprint with acquisition 11 June 2014

Ackerman has acquired fellow Loire Valley wine producer Les Celliers du Prieuré/Valentin Fleur for an undisclosed sum.


EU: European Commission told to get tough with US on semi-generic indications 9 May 2014

The Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV) has told the European Commission to demand that the US totally renounce the use of semi-generic indications such as Champagne, Chablis and Château.


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