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Budweiser's Vietnamese distributor expands

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Gannon Group, which distributes Anheuser-Busch's premium lager Budweiser in Vietnam (see Harpers.co.uk June 9 2008), has announced details of a new brewery development near Ho Chi Minh City.

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Angela Mount to speak at Vines to Wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine consultant Angela Mount will be speaking at this year's Vines to Wines English festival in Kent.

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US wine sales mark solid start for Constellation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation, the world's largest wine company, has posted solid figures for its first quarter results.

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Champagne House flags up green intent

Published:  23 July, 2008

Champagne House Vranken-Pommery Monopole (VPM) has made clear its green intentions with the release of a new report.

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Strohwein returns to Mosel

Published:  23 July, 2008

After almost 40 years, the German authorities, are once again allowing the production of sweet, concentrated wines along the Mosel.

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InBev "remains committed" despite A-B rejection

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has announced its remains committed to seeing through its $46bn offer for Anheuser-Busch despite the Budweiser manufacturer's rejection last week.

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Thierry's boosts management structure

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thierry's has appointed Jeneve Williams in the newly-created role of winemaker and quality manager to strengthen its team.

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Pernod Ricard USA gets new CEO

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alain Barbet Promoted to Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Americas.

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Tesco and Asda competition hots up with price war

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda and Tesco are squaring up in the latest price war designed to appeal to shoppers being squeezed by the credit crunch and rising prices for food staples, petrol and energy.

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Government figures undermine Scottish alcohol proposal

Published:  23 July, 2008

As the Scottish Government considers plans to increase the purchasing age for alcohol in shops from 18 to 21, Government figures show the current drinking age is not being enforced, according to the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA).

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FirstCape passes 1m case sale mark

Published:  23 July, 2008

FirstCape has passed the 1 Million case mark in the UK off trade, according to the latest Nielsen Report dated 14th June 2008 (MAT).

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Budweisier owner rejects InBev proposal as "inadequate"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch has rejected InBev's unsolicited $65-a-share takeover bid as inadequate.

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Shake-up at Stella Artois brewer InBev UK and Ireland

Published:  23 July, 2008

A major shake-up at Stella Artois beer company InBev UK & Ireland (UKI) sees the brewer "streamlined" into six trading divisions in the first major changes since the recent arrival of new president, Stuart MacFarlane.

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Pernod Ricard bolsters senior management

Published:  23 July, 2008

From 1 July 2008, the management team of Pernod Ricard will be strengthened by the appointment of two new Deputy Managing Directors: Thierry Billot and Michel Bord.

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InBev reconfirms intent with third Anheuser-Busch letter

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has made its intention to acquire Anheuser-Busch crystal clear with a third letter of intent this week (June 25).

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Advertising not the key influence in binge drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

It is social networks and not advertising that prove to be the key influence in binge drinking, the Advertising Association believes.

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Diageo to build new rum distillery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks company Diageo has made public its intention to build a new rum distillery on the Virgin Island of St. Croix.

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Anheuser-Busch loses boardmember

Published:  23 July, 2008

Carlos Fernandez, Grupo Modelo Chairman and CEO Carlos Fernandez, has resigned from the Anheuser-Busch Board.
He announced his decision, effective immediately, at the end of last week (Friday June 20).

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Bushmills invests 1.5m in stills equipment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Irish whiskey label Bushmills has invested 1.5 million on refurbishing and expanding its distillery equipment.

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Cockburn's launches new website

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beam Global UK is launching its first-ever website for the UK's number one port, Cockburn's, as part of a 2m investment in 2008.

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