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GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons shifts non-Scotch marketing to Dublin

7 Sep 2010

William Grant & Sons has moved the global marketing department for its non-Scotch whisky brands from London to Dublin.

UK: First Drinks takes Tullamore Dew distribution

9 Aug 2010

William Grant & Sons has taken UK distribution for Tullamore Dew from Maxxium and handed the Irish whiskey brand to its First Drinks subsidiary.

IRELAND: C&C Group says on-track to meet expectations

5 Aug 2010

Magners cider maker C&C Group has said it is on-track to meet full-year expectations, but said discounting during the FIFA World Cup put pressure on margins.

UK: William Grant & Sons completes Tullamore Dew deal

1 Jul 2010

William Grant & Sons has completed its deal to acquire the spirits and liqueurs business of C&C Group for EUR300m (US$367m).

just the round-up - The week in drinks

25 Jun 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: C&C Group pumps US$10m into Tennent's

22 Jun 2010

C&C Group has invested GBP7m in back office facilities at its Tennent's lager subsidiary and is about to embark on a new marketing campaign for the brand.

Product Launch - CZECH/BULGARIA: C&C International's Tullamore Dew Black 43

16 Jun 2010

C&C International's Tullamore Dew Black 43

UK: Morrisons backs floor price for alcohol

10 Jun 2010

Supermarket chain Morrisons has become the latest company to call for a base price on alcoholic drinks in the UK.

Comment - C&C Group stops the rot

28 May 2010

John Dunsmore and his parachute regiment have done more than stop the rot at C&C Group; they have sown the seeds of success at the Magners cider maker.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

28 May 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

IRELAND: C&C Group “pleased” with FY, despite profits dip

25 May 2010

C&C Group has reported a slide in full-year profits, despite an increase in sales in the period.

Comment - Let's make this whiskey Irish

24 May 2010

William Grant & Sons' decision to mix a little Irish whiskey with its Scotch roots looks like an even smoother move following the release of new market figures.

Focus - Britvic says Fruité buy different to C&C deal

18 May 2010

Britvic CEO Paul Moody has brushed off concerns that its acquisition deal has been made against an uncertain economic backdrop, similar to its C&C buy.

IRELAND: C&C Group silent on Bulmers cider price

13 May 2010

C&C Group is understood to have cut the wholesale price of Bulmers draught cider in Ireland by EUR0.04.

UK: C&C Group backs Gaymers with GBP5m spend

10 May 2010

C&C Group is backing its new cider brand, Gaymers, with a GBP5m (US$7.4m) marketing spend in 2010.

AUS: William Grant & Sons to go it alone after Suntory tie-up

6 May 2010

William Grant & Sons has decided to handle its own distribution in Australia.

UK: William Grant & Sons silent on distillery talk

5 May 2010

William Grant & Sons has declined to comment on speculation that it may build a distillery for its newly-acquired Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand.

UK: C&C Group divests spirits and liqueurs to William Grant & Sons

30 Apr 2010

C&C Group has lined up the sale of its spirits and liqueur unit to William Grant & Sons for EUR300m (US$399.4m).

just the round-up - The week in drinks

30 Apr 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: C&C Group, Tradeteam extend distribution alliance

27 Apr 2010

C&C Group has extended its distribution agreement with Tradeteam in Northern Ireland to cover its full portfolio of brands.

just the preview - Constellation Brands Q4 and FY

8 Apr 2010

Constellation Brands will report its fourth-quarter and full-year results tomorrow (9 April).

UK: Constellation Europe threatened with lawsuit

6 Apr 2010

Constellation Brands' European unit has said it is “disappointed” that a marketing agency has threatened it with legal action in the UK.

Focus - IRELAND: Ireland remains thorn in Britvic’s side

31 Mar 2010

Ireland has been the blackspot in strong results for Britvic and the soft drinks maker has warned it does not expect much improvement in the country in 2010.

UK: Britvic to cut jobs in Northern Ireland

22 Mar 2010

UK soft drinks maker Britvic is to make more than 50 job cuts in Northern Ireland.

UK/IRELAND: Molson Coors brings NI beer ops in-house

11 Mar 2010

Molson Coors is to bring its Northern Ireland beer sales and marketing operations in-house, thereby exiting its deal with C&C Group.

UK: Facebook campaign pushes Gaymer Cider Co to bring back Blackthorn Dry

5 Mar 2010

Gaymer Cider Company has acquiesced to a Facebook group, which had campaigned for the restoration of its original recipe for the Blackthorn cider brand in the UK.

just the preview – Anheuser-Busch InBev FY

1 Mar 2010

Anheuser-Busch InBev will report its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday (4 March). Below, we look at the company's highs and lows over the three months to the end of December.

UK: C&C Group hires another ex-Scottish & Newcastle exec

19 Feb 2010

C&C Group, the Magners cider and Tennent's lager brand owner, has appointed former Scottish & Newcastle chairman Sir Brian Stewart as its non-executive chairman.

UK: Tennent's lager chief backs minimum pricing

25 Jan 2010

The drinks industry is showing signs of division on minimum pricing after the head of Tennent's lager, Scotland's biggest selling lager brand, publicly backed the policy to curb alcohol misuse.

IRELAND: C&C Group Q3 cider sales drop

15 Jan 2010

C&C Group has reported another fall in cider sales for its fiscal third quarter, but the Magners owner remains hopeful of stemming a volume rot after a strong Christmas period in the UK.

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