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Absolut Vodka teams up with Live Earth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Absolut Vodka has launched an initiative in the US to raise the issue of climate change.

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Blue Nun plans to triple sales in three years

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chali Richards, owners of the Blue Nun wine label, has revealed it plans to triple sales of the brand in the next three years.

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Harpers launches first podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers has launched its first podcast on January's New Zealand Tasting.

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Pernod Ricard reports "historic" growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

2007/08 interim net sales hit 3,713 million (2,775m).

Chairman and ceo of the group aims for 2007/08 growth in operating profit from ordinary activities, on a like-for-like basis, of about +12%.

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Broadland Wineries launches light-weighted bottle for sparkling wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Broadland Wineries is to launch a light-weighted bottle for its Perry Sparkling wine in the UK.

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Extension for French Connection

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's number 3 French brand, French Connection, which sold almost 350,000 cases in 2007 is set to expand its range of wines beyond the Languedoc.

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Rutherglen harvest looks promising

Published:  23 July, 2008

The harvest in Australian region Rutherglen, has got underway, and initial reports have been positive.

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Online sales continue to boom

Published:  23 July, 2008

Online retailing continues to boom with 15 pence of every pound now spent on the internet, new figures show.

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Morrisons bucks trend with strong results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons has fared well in its Christmas trading with like-for-like sales increasing by 9.5%, excluding fuel.

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Somerfield up for sale

Published:  23 July, 2008

British convenience store chain Somerfield has put itself up for sale and could change hands for as much as 2.5 billion in an auction being run by Citigroup.

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ACS reacts to Somerfield

Published:  23 July, 2008

The ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) has reacted strongly to news that Somerfield has been made available for sale.

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Spar targets underage drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailer Spar will adopt a "Challenge 25" policy from March 1 to tackle underage drinking.

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New labelling to save millions

Published:  23 July, 2008

The South Australian Government has announced wine labelling rules in a bid to increase exports.


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ADZ discount drops to 90% for the ontrade

Published:  23 July, 2008

Further changes have been made to the regulations covering controversial Alcohol Disorder Zones (ADZs).

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Diageo apologises for attempting to rig awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has been forced to apologise after being caught voting multiple times for its own brands in consumer awards for Scotch whisky.

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Winemaker dies in vineyard blast

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: A Hunter Valley wine dynasty has been devastated by a massive explosion that tore through their operation, killing owner and chief winemaker Trevor Drayton and another man, and leaving a third man fighting for his life.

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Exclusive whiskies at new Terminal Five bar

Published:  23 July, 2008

World Duty Free is to open a Connoisseur Bar at Heathrow Airport's new Terminal Five, which opens in March.

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Regent Inns receives bid interest

Published:  23 July, 2008

Regent Inns has received what it described as a "number of preliminary approaches" with a view to buying the company.

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London set for urban vineyard'

Published:  23 July, 2008

London's central business district will see a splash of green this summer with the introduction of its very own urban vineyard.

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Tesco Christmas results below expectations'

Published:  23 July, 2008

The supermarket giant has missed revenue forecasts for the Christmas period with like-for-like sales rising by just 3.1%

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