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Stuart Todd

Articles by Stuart Todd

Invivo targets sales leap with Cordier-Mestrezat revamp 17 December 2015

InVivo has confirmed plans to update the offering from its Bordeaux trader Cordier-Mestrezat as it eyes a doubling of sales within five years.


Castel offloads Bordeaux estate to Changyu 4 December 2015

French drinks group Castel has confirmed the sale of a majority stake in Bordeaux estate Château Mirefleurs to its Chinese partner, Changyu.


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 toasts US successProvence 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.


Castel has introduced Giola sparkling wine drinksProduct Launch - Castel's Giola flavoured sparkling wines 19 June 2015

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


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