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James Wilmore

Articles by James Wilmore

Libby Nutt, Casella Family Brands' global marketing & export sales managerjust the Answer - Casella Family Brands' global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt 21 April 2015

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.

Accolade Wines' Nick Pringle just the Answer - Accolade Wines' AMESCA/SE commercial director, Nick Pringle 14 April 2015

As a former professional cricketer, Nick Pringle is well-aware of the power the game's biggest names wield over the public. That's why Accolade Wines has recruited the services of Glenn McGrath to promote its Hardys brand in India. Earlier this week, Pringle, who is now the company's commercial director for the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the Middle East, South & Central America, and Southern Europe, talks to just-drinks about the McGrath tie-up, as well as Accolade's market challenges elsewhere.

Camden Town Brewery is selling a 20% chunk of its business  Camden Town Brewery to sell 20% stake to private investors 10 April 2015

Camden Town Brewery has agreed to sell a 20% stake to a small group of private investors for around GBP10m (US$14.6m).

Majestic has agreed to acquire Naked Wines Majestic Wine lines up Naked Wines purchase 10 April 2015

UK drinks retailer Majestic Wine has agreed a deal to acquire online rival Naked Wines in a deal worth GBP70m (US$103.7m).

Beam Suntory's Alberta Distillers' Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky launches in the US this month Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky 10 April 2015

Beam Suntory has launched a version of its Alberta Rye Dark Horse Canadian whisky in the US.

Bacardi is implementing a cost-cutting programme in the USBacardi confirms North America job cuts 9 April 2015

Bacardi is moving ahead with plans to lay off around 10% of its staff in North America.

Carlsberg's beer tap billboard in East London yesterdayCarlsberg's beer tap billboard likely to be "one-off" 9 April 2015

Carlsberg has said it expects its beer tap billboard initiative in the UK to be a “one-off”, despite hailing the activity as a success.

Camus agrees French tie-up with LEDA 9 April 2015

Camus Wines and Spirits has agreed a deal for Laubade et Domaines Associés (LEDA) to distribute some of its “premium” Cognac brands in France.

A-B InBev is promoting the wider beer industry with its new campaign Anheuser-Busch InBev unveils 'Let's Grab a Beer' US campaign 9 April 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new, unbranded digital campaign in the US aimed at promoting the beer category.

Remy Cointreau has agreed a deal with Glazer's Canadian unit Remy Cointreau strikes Canada deal with Glazer's 9 April 2015

Remy Cointreau is handing distribution of its portfolio in Canada to Glazer's.

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