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:
Heineken's Australian unit will refund customers who are not satisfied with the company's new mid-strength beer.
Diageo's Australian unit has appointed Andrew Clarke to the role of commercial director.
Pernod Ricard has hailed an Australian court's decision to dismiss a claim of copyright infringement against its Jacob's Creek wine brand.
Carlton & United Breweries has announced an end to disputes with maintenance workers at its Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne.
Bacardi's Global Travel Retail unit will roll out its Bombay Sapphire campaign to Sydney airport as it looks to capitalise on Australia's thirst for gin.
New Zealand brewer Yeastie Boys has created a joint venture with Experienceit Beverages in Australia as it looks to establish a brewing and distribution base in the country.
Asahi's Australian unit has launched a gin-based RTD brand that targets consumers who don't like tonic.
Pernod Ricard has poached a head winemaker for its white & sparkling Jacob's Creek wines from Treasury Wine Estates.
Lion is to sell its Australian premium wine business, Fine Wine Partners (FWP), to Accolade Wines.
Coca-Cola South Pacific has bolstered its Cascade range as it looks to capitalise on the trend for non-alcoholic adult beverages in Australia.
Heineken is gearing up for a product launch in Australia this month. But exactly what the product is, the brewer is not saying.
After a 2014 it'll want to forget, Treasury Wine Estates has some good news.
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