Australia: Latest beverage news & analysis
This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to the Australian wine industry, and finds a country struggling with scant opportunities and structural problems in its number one export market.
Asia is emerging as an increasingly attractive and significant destination for Australia’s wine exports, which experienced their strongest period of growth since the peak of 2007 in the 12 months to the end of September.
Today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its first-half results for 2015, revealing a slight increase in profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Sydney-based company's performance in the six-month period, by region and sector.
Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.
Today, Treasury Wine Estates reported a sales and operating profits increase in the first six months of its fiscal year, hinting at a turnaround in fortunes for the group. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:
Casella Family Brands has acquired Pernod Ricard’s Morris Winery in Australia.
The Wild Geese Irish whiskey brand has hailed the decision of Australia’s Federal Court to find in its favour in a legal wrangle involving Gruppo Campari’s Wild Turkey Bourbon in the country.
China has confirmed its position as the biggest growth market for Australian wine as the Asian country leapfrogged the UK to become Australia's No. 2 export destination.
Gruppo Campari has partnered with Heinemann in Sydney airport to boost the presence of its Wild Turkey Bourbon brand in the Australian market.
The UK's exit from the European Union could further impact Australia, according to the Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA).
Wholesaler partnerships in developed markets are continuing to gain pace, with three Australian on-trade distributors combining to form specialist unit 100Proof.
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled a new Victorian wine range as it ramps up its "regional gems" strategy announced in February.
Pernod Ricard is to close its Morris Winery in Australia before the end of the year.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay Kirin up to AUD300m (US$223m) in compensation after terminating a distribution agreement in Australia.
Aldi’s plans to expand alcohol sales capabilities to more of its Australian stores have been curtailed by regulators in the state of Western Australia.
After a 2014 it'll want to forget, Treasury Wine Estates has some good news.
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