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Global vodka sales dip in 2013, but US set for “unrelenting” growth – research

Worldwide vodka sales fell by 1.1% to 496.4m cases in 2013, according to a new just-drinks/The IWSR report, hit by continued declines in Eas...

China to axe duty on Australian wine in free trade deal

China is to drop duty on Australian wine imports after the two countries signed a “landmark” free trade agreement....

SABMiller H1 profits, sales up but challenges remain

SABMiller has reported a healthy rise in first-half net profits but warned that trading conditions will remain "challenging"....

Casella Family Brands agrees US$50m deal for Peter Lehmann Wines

Casella Family Brands is set to acquire fellow Australian wine firm Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW)....

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Carlsberg's Baltika CEO calls time 27 Nov 2014

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The head of Carlsberg's Russian unit, Baltika, has confirmed his intention to step down from the position.


Hayman Distillers fears cask-aged gin threat as 1850 renamed 27 Nov 2014

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Hayman Distillers has relaunched its cask-aged 1850 gin under a new name as it tries to distance itself from recent trends in the aged-gin category.


Remy Cointreau stems H1 profits fall 27 Nov 2014

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Remy Cointreau has slowed falling profits in its fiscal first half, but has warned that Cognac trends in China continue to damage performance.


SABMiller, Coca-Cola Co and Coca-Cola Sabco to create Africa bottler unit 27 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

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Altia Corp lines up Russia launch for Koskenkorva vodka 27 Nov 2014

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Bacardi appoints Jacques Tortoroli chief administrative officer 27 Nov 2014

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Bacardi has created the role of chief administrative officer and appointed Jacques Tortoroli to the position.


Wine Australia poaches Tesco wine exec to head UK & Europe 27 Nov 2014

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Wine Australia has appointed Tesco's wine development manger to lead its UK & Europe office.


Maison Sichel turns to Amazon for UK off-trade boost 27 Nov 2014

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Product Launch - Britvic's J20 Spritz 27 Nov 2014

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Britvic is to launch a lightly carbonated J20 extension as it looks to turnaround performance of the brand.


Britvic targets alcohol market with syrup mixers 26 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Britvic is to launch a range of mixers for alcohol as it looks to expand diluting opportunities beyond water.


US brewery closure rate rise inevitable - Dogfish Head president 26 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

The head of Dogfish Head Brewery has admitted that the closure rate among US craft breweries is likely to increase, but criticised big brewers for marketing their brands as craft.


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Britvic boosts FY profits as cost savings kick in 26 Nov 2014

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Britvic has posted a strong jump in full-year profits as cost-cutting measures fuelled performance.


Anheuser-Busch InBev reveals Christmas Stella Artois advert - video 26 Nov 2014

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Bacardi returns to 'Live True' for Dewar's - video 26 Nov 2014

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Brown-Forman gives El Jimador bottle an update 26 Nov 2014

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Blu-Dot Beverages set for private equity takeover 26 Nov 2014

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A private-equity firm to set to acquire Canadian RTD tea maker Blu-Dot for an undisclosed amount.


Global vodka sales dip in 2013, but US set for “unrelenting” growth – research 25 Nov 2014

Ben Cooper

Worldwide vodka sales fell by 1.1% to 496.4m cases in 2013, according to a new just-drinks/The IWSR report, hit by continued declines in Eastern and Central Europe. However, the sector "continues to thrive" elsewhere, notably in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, where sales were up by 1.4m and 1.5m cases, respectively.


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