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Pernod Ricard targets slight profit growth

Published:  02 November, 2009

Pernod Ricard is targeting a slight rise of organic growth in profits from recurring operations of between 1 and 3 per cent for 2009/2010 and indicates it is seeing signs of recovery from the economic downturn.

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Wines in the press - October 30-November 1

Published:  02 November, 2009

The Guardian

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Absolut announces artistic partnership with Spike Jonze

Published:  30 October, 2009

Absolut Vodka has announced it will celebrate 30 years of its artistic creativity by launching an Absolut Art award and a new creative partnership with US filmaker Spike Jonze.

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Job losses start at First Quench

Published:  30 October, 2009

Eighty-one staff at First Quench Retailing's head office have been made redundant, with administrators warning further job losses and store closures are likely.

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Thresher owner goes into administration

Published:  29 October, 2009

First Quench Retailing, owners of Thresher and Wine Rack, has confimed it is going into administration.

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Stone's Original ginger wine launches festive promotional push

Published:  29 October, 2009

Constellation Europe is launching a national promotion in the run up to Christmas for Stone's Original green ginger wine.

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Threshers owner 'discussing administration'

Published:  29 October, 2009

First Quench is facing a new crisis after reports emerged that the off-licence chain could be on the verge of going into administration.

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New national park threatens growth of vineyards

Published:  28 October, 2009

The future growth of Sussex vineyards may be under threat due to a national park that will be created in early 2010.

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Christmas push for Gordon's gin

Published:  27 October, 2009

Diageo GB is investing more than £750,000 in Gordon's in the run-up to Christmas.

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Wines in the press - October 23 - 25

Published:  27 October, 2009

The Guardian

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Marlborough Sauvignon for £3.92

Published:  26 October, 2009

Tesco has launched a promotion offering Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for £3.92 a bottle.

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Maxxium unveils port support

Published:  26 October, 2009

Maxxium UK has developed an on-trade marketing kit to boost sales of port during meals.

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Brand investment boost for Fortune

Published:  24 October, 2009

Fortune Brands is increasing marketing investment in its key spirits brands in a bid to boost sales during the economic slump.

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Nordic deal for Castle spirits

Published:  24 October, 2009

Castle Brands Spirits has signed a distribution deal with Norwegian-based Arcus for its brands in the Nordic region.

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Foster's places wine brands into JV

Published:  23 October, 2009

Foster's is transfer 13 Australian wine brands into a joint venture with Vok Beverages, best known for its reputation in building RTD brands.

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Retailers in line for multi-million windfall over music in stores

Published:  22 October, 2009

Retail stores that play music in their stores are in line for a major windfall after a legal ruling that could see them claim back £20 million in excessive charges levied over the last four years.

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Consumers drinking at home to save costs

Published:  22 October, 2009


Over half of consumers drink at home at least once a week - a trend fuelled by the economic climate, a new survey has revealed.

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Matthew Clark to offer consumers restaurant wine online

Published:  21 October, 2009


Matthew Clark is to launch a consumer facing website offering over 200 restaurant quality wines usually only available in the on-trade.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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