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Molson Coors makes two new strategic appointments

Published:  23 July, 2008

Molson Coors Brewing Company announced today the appointment of Peter Swinburn as President and Chief Executive Officer and Stewart Glendinning as Global Chief Financial Officer.

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Soft drinks body announces environmental strategy

Published:  23 July, 2008

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA)has launched a sustainability strategy, setting out long-term objectives to boost the sector's environmental performance.

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Skyy vodka targets UK with 1.5m campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Skyy, one of the biggest vodka brands in the world, is targeting the UK on- and off-trades with a 1.5m marketing and advertising campaign.

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InBev moves on Budweiser owner with $47bn offer

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has confirmed recent industry speculation and made an unsolicited offer for Anheuser-Busch.

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WSTA aids alcohol industry on age verification

Published:  23 July, 2008

The WSTA is pleased to announce that it has agreed a deal with leading age and identity verification specialists 192 Business Services to help member companies check customer age and identity details.

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Courvoisier gets 11m marketing investment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Spirits company Beam Global UK is investing 11m in Courvoisier, the leading cognac brand in the UK, this year with a 1m investment kicking off this Sunday (June 22) in The Observer newspaper.

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Australian trade agreement will not benefit wine industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

The recent Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by Australia and Chile will not benefit the wine industry, says one industry figure.

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2008 cocktail world cup open for entries

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 2008 Cocktail World Cup, sponsored by 42 BELOW, is accepting entries until June 15.

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Foster's chief quits amid tough times

Published:  23 July, 2008

Foster's chief executive Trevor O'Hoy has quit.

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Diageo closes Ketel One Vodka deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

World leading drinks producer, Diageo, has joined forces with The Notel Group forming a new company.

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Low alcohol wines in vogue at LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Low alcohol wines proved particularly popular at this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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Sales boost for food and drink sector

Published:  23 July, 2008

The food and drink sector has witnessed a boost in sales despite slumping consumer confidence and eroding spending power.

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Scottish distilleries attract 1.2m visitors in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Whisky tourism in Scotland is up, latest figures show.

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Budweiser gets Vietnam launch

Published:  23 July, 2008

Anheuser-Busch has released Budweiser in Vietnam through an import and distribution agreement with the Gannon Distribution Company.

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Boris finds secret cellar of Chateauneuf du Pape

Published:  23 July, 2008

New mayor of London Boris Johnson has discovered a secret wine cellar in City Hall stashed with over a hundred bottles of fine wine including several dozen Chateauneuf du Pape vintages.

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Diageo aims to unlock growth in spirits category

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading drinks company Diageo GB is looking to raise its spirits after research revealed the "potential to unlock major growth within the UK spirits category".

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Wine-pages.com undergoes redesign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tom Cannavan's independent consumer website wine-pages.com has undergone a redesign.

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Morrisons sales rise again

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons has continued its resurgence in the UK grocery retail market, reporting sales up by 8.6% in the first quarter of its financial year.

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Diageo receives regulatory approval for Ketel One deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Global drinks giant Diageo is to form a 50/50 Company with Nolet for Ketel One Vodka following regulatory approval.

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Everton FC heed Portman Group recommendation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Premier League football club Everton have decided all junior replica shirts and training range will not carry the name or logo of the club's alcohol sponsor, Chang.

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