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Matthew Clark’s chief executive officer Steve Thomson told harpers.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he is “thrilled” over the acquisition of Matthew Clark by Conviviality Retail which has created “a group with the widest reach in terms of route to market in the drinks industry”.
It happened again last week. I was on a flight from Mallorca to London City airport. It was one of those small planes with just two seats either side of the gangway. She was in an aisle seat and I was bolted in next to the window. I was trapped and I wanted to lie.
A growing demand for super-premium and ultra-rare bottles of whisky and Cognac has created a fiercely competitive market for the very best spirits. Why is it happening now?
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Pernod Ricard Wine
Champagne and Irish whiskey were among the main drivers of global growth for Pernod Ricard in 2014/15, though the spirits giant turned in only a modest overall sales increase of 2%. The company described the performance as “solid”.
Pernod Ricard has appointed Ben Bryant as chief winemaker for its Jacob’s Creek Australian wine brand, replacing Bernard Hickin, who will retire in June 2016.
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