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Stuart Todd

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The Coca-Cola Co has created a commercial director role in FranceCoca-Cola Co recruits Coca-Cola Enterprises executive in France 12 October 2015

The French unit of The Coca-Cola Co has recruited Caroline Olliero from Coca-Cola Enterprises as its commercial director.

Bordeaux toasts China export growthFY Bordeaux wine exports turn corner in value terms - figures 28 September 2015

After two years in the doldrums, Bordeaux wines have recorded annual growth in exports, largely due to recovery in the Chinese market, according to trade body the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB).

Provence growers welcome US buyers as rosé exports soar - figures 24 September 2015

Provence wine growers will next week welcome a delegation of buyers from the US to a backdrop of spectacular growth in exports of rosé to the market, trade body the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) reveals.

InVivo Wine follows Vinadeis tie-up with stake purchase 4 August 2015

InVivo Wine has taken a 21% stake in wine co-operative Vinadeis.

Analysis - Bye Belvedere, Hail Marie Brizard: But, For How Long? 1 July 2015

Earlier this week, to general surprise, French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet revealed that it has been a long-standing shareholder in Belvedere - since yesterday (30 June) re-named as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits (MBWS) - and now controls 6.8% of the latter's capital.

Belvedere has another rival spirits company as a shareholderLa Martiniquaise Bardinet joins Castel on Belvedere shareholder roll 30 June 2015

French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet is the latest company to have taken a stake in Belvedere.

InVivo Wine hopes to generate EUR500m over five yearsInVivo secures Vinadeis tie-up 25 June 2015

InVivo has announced a "strategic agreement" with wine co-operative Vinadeis (formerly Val d’Orbieu-Uccoar) and the purchase of Vignobles du Soleil International.

Product Launch - Castel's Giola flavoured sparkling wines 19 June 2015

Castel has launched a range of sparking aperitif drinks under the Giola brand name.

InVivo enters wine sector with Cordier-Mestrezat purchase 9 June 2015

French farming and agri-food co-operative InVivo has taken a majority stake in Bordeaux trader Cordier-Mestrezat, marking its entry into the wine sector.

Cognac exports inched up in volume terms in the 12 months to the end of AprilCognac exports finally go positive - figures 1 June 2015

Exports of Cognac have ended 22 consecutive months of decline with shipments posting a slight lift in volumes for the year to the end of April.

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