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:
Walsh Whiskey Distillery has expanded the reach of The Irishman whiskey brand to Australia, through a tie-up with the country's Spirits Platform.
Pernod Ricard has blocked an attempt by the owner of rum brand Ron Matusalem to trademark the phrase 'Matusalem The Spirit Of Cuba Libre' in Australia.
Accolade Wines is set for an AUD1bn (US$768m) IPO as owner CHAMP Private Equity looks to emulate the stock market success of Treasury Wine Estates.
SABMiller has confirmed its Carlton and United Breweries CEO, Ari Mervis, will leave the Australian unit after the Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover.
Beam Suntory's Australian unit is to launch a ready-to-drink Jim Beam highball that had been initially developed for the Japanese market.
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).
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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