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CBI reports strong and growing retail sales figures

Published:  24 July, 2014

Further signs the economy is recovering come today with the latest CBI retail figures that show volumes have grown solidly in the year to July and that retailers expect future sales to be even stronger through the summer.

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Rémy Cointreau still in decline after latest results released

Published:  18 July, 2014

Rémy Cointreau released its Q1 2014/2015 results today, reporting organic sales have slipped another 5.7% during Q1 ending on June 30, 2014 with the decline being driven by Remy Martin Cognac revenue continuing to fall another 15%.

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Euromonitor: "UK will be the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2014"

Published:  10 July, 2014

It's good news for the wine and spirits trade as the UK is set to be the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2014, according to Euromonitor's mid-year global economy update, which should boost consumer spending.

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Adrian Atkinson leaves his role as Pernod Ricard's wine development manager

Published:  04 July, 2014

Adrian Atkinson has left Pernod Ricard this week as part of a mini restructure of its commercial and marketing teams.

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Naked Wines has 50% increase in number of Angels and 40% sales growth in 2013

Published:  04 July, 2014

Naked Wines released it financial performance results today for 2013 which includes a 40% increase in sales reaching £53 million driven by a 50% increase in the number of Angel investors.

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The Smith report: the rise of Scotch as an alternative to fine wine investors

Published:  04 July, 2014

According to a new report by Rabobank released in June, Scotch whisky is currently going through a boom. But Scotch producers could learn a thing or two from the wine trade in that regulating the peaks and troughs of supply and demand is necessary to increase value over the long term. So could Scotch whisky now rival fine wine as an alternative investment?

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Treasury Wine Estates appoints Coca-Cola exec to lead Asia and Europe

Published:  02 July, 2014
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Tough fiscal year end closes for drinks industry's biggest players

Published:  26 June, 2014

There won't be many corks popping across the drinks industry this week as the summer marks what has been tough fiscal year for the sector dominated by a slowdown in growth in China.

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Treasury changes Penfolds release dates as it writes down AU$260m

Published:  25 June, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates says 2015 will be a "reset year" as it writes down AU$260 million for 2014 and prepares to consolidate Penfolds' release dates to October to better manage allocations.

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James Miles makes the case for the fine wine exchange

Published:  20 June, 2014

Exchanges have been in existence for hundreds of years, yet the concept of an exchange for fine wine is relatively new. Here James Miles, Liv-ex director, examines the origin and role of exchanges, and why the fine wine exchange has played a central role in the growth of the global market.

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Scotch whisky starts to offer investors greater returns than fine wine

Published:  18 June, 2014

The rise in demand and consumption of whisky around the world is helping to develop a market for Scotch whisky as an investment vehicle similar to what has occurred with ultra-premium wines.

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Asia offers better time for major spirits brands says Rabobank

Published:  06 June, 2014

Asia could offer major spirits brands the chance to drive up prices and margins as the market opens up to premium established brands  through acquistions and mergers, according to Rabobank's latest spirits report. 

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Brown-Forman's income and sales growth driven by Jack Daniels whiskey

Published:  05 June, 2014

Brown-Forman reported that for the fiscal year end on April 30, 2014, net sales increased by 4% and operating income increased by 8%, largely driven by organic growth with the Jack Daniel's brand.

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The Smith Report: The draw of private equity firm investing in wine

Published:  30 May, 2014

Robert Nicholson, principal at International Wine Associates exlpains the draw for private equity firms to invest in wine

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Treasury Wine Estates declines AUS$3 billion acquisition deal

Published:  21 May, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates declined an offer which was proposed in April from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to buy the company for a cash price of AUS$4.70 per share, valuing the offer at AUS$3.05 billion.

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Diageo to sell Whyte and Mackay to Alliance Global Group for £430m

Published:  12 May, 2014

Emperador Inc, part of the Philippines Alliance Global Group, confirmed today it has agreed to purchase Whyte & Mackay from United Spirits for £40 million.

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Diageo in talks to sell Whyte & Mackay to Alliance Global Group

Published:  06 May, 2014

Diageo is reportedly in advanced talks with Alliance Global Group as a possible purchaser of the Whyte & Mackay spirits business, according to the financial press.

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En Primeur 2013 final verdict is "better than expected"

Published:  06 May, 2014

Gavin Quinney, owner and winemaker of Château Bauduc in Bordeaux, gives his definitive verdict on the 2013 en primeur campaign with his own detailed analysis of all the main Bordeaux chateaux wines, including his recommendations of what to buy now, what to age and what to avoid.

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Treasury Wine Estates: UK wine industry missing a £200m opportunity in the convenience channel

Published:  06 May, 2014

The UK wine industry is missing out on a potential £200m lost opportunity in the impulse and convenience channel, according to new research from Treasury Wine Estates.

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The Smith Report: Is fine wine investment dead?

Published:  05 May, 2014

Erin Smith talks to Liv-ex director Justin Gibbs about the struggling en primeur and the implications this year's campaign has on fine wine investments

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