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Campari gives Appleton Estate US marketing push 12 Aug 2014

Campari has unveiled a brand campaign in the US for its Appleton Estate Jamaican rum brand.


Campari updates Appleton Estate 21 Year Old 3 Mar 2014

Gruppo Campari has updated the packaging of its limited-edition Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Jamaican Rum in an effort to highlight the variants “luxury credentials”.


Desnoes and Geddes sells stakes in breweries 23 Dec 2013

Diageo-controlled Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) has sold its minority holdings in two Caribbean breweries to Heineken for US$9.26m.


Diageo shake-up of Red Stripe sees HR head leave 26 Jun 2013

Diageo has confirmed a raft of executive changes at its Red Stripe beer division that will see the unit’s HR director leave the company later this year.


Diageo's Red Stripe, Cabcorp agree JV deal 29 Jan 2013

Diageo-owned Red Stripe and PepsiCo bottler Cabcorp have signed a deal to form a new joint-venture sales and distribution company in Jamaica.


Wray & Nephew revamps Appleton Estate 21 5 Mar 2012

Wray & Nephew has updated the packaging for its Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Jamaican rum variant.


Fire hits J Wray & Nephew site 3 Dec 2009

A fire has seriously damaged two rum ageing warehouses and a cooperage owned by J Wray & Nephew Ltd, owner of Appleton Estate rum, in Jamaica.


Appleton Estate unveils limited edition rum 23 Sep 2009

Jamaican rum producer Appleton Estate is to introduce a limited edition ‘luxury’ rum, available excusively from its distillery in Jamaica.


Wray & Nephew not for sale, Diageo interested? 9 Feb 2009

Jamaican rum producer Wray & Nephew will not be put up for sale, despite financial troubles currently affecting its owner, CL Financial, according to local reports.


Diageo pulls Red Stripe music sponsorship 8 Apr 2008

Diageo has distanced itself from musical artists who “glorify violence” in Jamaica.