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Profits slashed at Stock Spirits as Polish market woes take their toll

Published:  10 March, 2016

FTSE-250 Central and Eastern European branded spirits producer Stock Spirits posted disappointing 2015 results today on the back of problems in the pivotal Polish market.


Good news for Morrisons as group returns to profit

Published:  10 March, 2016

Big-four multiple retailer Morrisons bounced back into profit last year, according to figures released by the group today.


Treasury Wine Estates strong H1 results show profits double

Published:  18 February, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates released its interim results for the first six months ending on 31 December, 2015 with net profits after tax more than doubling to AUD$87.6m and net sales revenue up 22%.


Distell posts strong growth and looks to double the size of the business by 2020

Published:  17 February, 2016

The Distell Group posted strong year-on-year growth following a record festive trading period and strong performances across Africa.


Pernod Ricard outperforms Diageo with solid half-year profit growth

Published:  11 February, 2016

Global drinks giant Pernod Ricard has reported solid growth in the first half of its financial year 2015/16, with organic sales up 3% to £3.9 billion.


Weak euro offsets ongoing slide in French wine and spirits exports

Published:  11 February, 2016

The ongoing weakness of the euro in the global currency markets has proved a boon for makers of wine and spirits in France, according to figures released by the Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins et Spiritueux de France.


LVMH posts strong 2015 results on back of healthy drinks sector sales

Published:  03 February, 2016

The wines and spirits division of luxury goods group LVMH posted sales growth of 16% in 2015, with organic growth at 6%, the company has reported.


Conviviality half-year figures show impact of Matthew Clark acquisition

Published:  01 February, 2016

Conviviality plc has released its first half-year results since its reverse takeover of leading on-trade distributor Matthew Clark last autumn.


Diageo turns a corner with positive half-year results

Published:  28 January, 2016

Diageo posted a 1.8% organic rise in sales for the six months to December 31, 2015, according the figures released by the company today.


Rémy Cointreau bounces back with third quarter growth

Published:  21 January, 2016

Rémy Cointreau returned to growth in its third quarter, driving sales for the first nine months of its financial year to some £616 million, the company announced this morning.


Casillero del Diablo drives Concha y Toro to new heights

Published:  20 January, 2016

Strong Christmas sales for its flagship Casillero del Diablo brand ended a successful 2015 for Concha y Toro, the company has announced.


Losses mount at Berry Bros & Rudd

Published:  21 December, 2015

Berry Bros & Rudd, wine merchants to the royal family, reported pre-tax losses of £11.4 million last year.


Strong sales figures from Pernod Ricard add to pressure on Diageo

Published:  22 October, 2015

Pernod Ricard is reporting solid growth for the three months to September 30, 2015, according to figures released today.


Ocado records quarterly sales rise of 15.3% and 27,000 more orders per week

Published:  15 September, 2015

Online grocery operation Ocado has reported a 15.3% rise in its own retail sales in the 12 weeks to August 9, to £252 million.


Gruppo Campari announces strong half-year sales and margins

Published:  06 August, 2015

Gruppo Campari has posted strong sales and higher margins for the first six months of 2015.


Strong Fever-Tree results consolidate market position

Published:  27 July, 2015

Fever-Tree, the UK-based manufacturer of premium mixers, has revealed strong growth for the first half of 2015. Its results for the six months to 30 June showed revenue of £24.1m - up 62% on the same period for the previous year.


Constellation buys Meiomi luxury Pinot Noir brand as Q1 sales increase by 7%

Published:  02 July, 2015

Constellation Brands is to pay US$315 million to add the premium California wine brand Meiomi to its portfolio.


Asda sales decline 3.5% as discounters, Waitrose and Morrisons see growth

Published:  01 July, 2015

Asda saw the biggest sales decline of the big four supermarkets in the second quarter of the year as the growth of the discounters continued to have an impact.


Sainsbury's Q1 sales decline due to food price deflation

Published:  10 June, 2015

Sainsbury's sales declined for the sixth consecutive quarter with total retail sales down 0.6% and like-for-like sales down 2.14%. driven primarily by food deflation.


LWF Wrap Up: Despite an already marked period of change in the trade, many believe more is yet to come

Published:  08 June, 2015

The wine and spirit industry has been through a marked period of change - and, talking to suppliers and producers at last month's London Wine Fair more than ever manyexpect more transformation ahead.