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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  01 August, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

News: Krug chief warns that the wine trade needs to let go of its obsession with China, Naked Wines starts to trial same day delivery in San Francisco, a Scottish independent 'yes' vote could create major headaches for UK firms and Oddbins begins plans to start franchising with independent wine merchants. 

Major wine companies should not pin their futures on China, warns Krug chief

Naked Wines kicks off same-day delivery trial in San Francisco

A 'yes' vote from Scotland could cripple drinks firms with duty headaches

Oddbins to start franchise with 26 independent wine merchants

Financial Insights: Diageo releases its 2014 year end financials, Argentina on the brink of a debt default could cause wine prices to fall, Liberty Wines sees sales jump, Aldi and Lidl continue to gain market share and the craft cider boom causes consumers to buy up.

Diageo to capture savings in 2015 from job cuts made this year

Argentina's potential debt default could hurt its struggling wine industry

Diageo results: sales and profits slide but western Europe stabilises

Liberty Wines sees sales jump 14% for first half of 2014

Aldi and Lidl the big winners as major grocers lose share, says Kantar Worldpanel

Craft cider boom sees Brits spend extra £10m on pricy ciders

Leadership Changes: There were a couple of leadership changes at UK firms this week.

Jeremy Rockett leaves González Byass GB after 10 years

Alex Fisher joins board of Bibendum Wine Holdings

Hallgarten Druitt boosts sales and marketing teams

Opinion & Q&As: Douglas Blyde visits Foxton's first dining venue Pavilion, David Atkinson discusses the importance of technology in a brand strategy and James Lawrence chats with French winemaker Jean-Claude Mas.

Douglas Blyde takes a look at Foxton's - the estate agents - first move into dining at Pavilion

David Atkinson on how technology is vital in how big drinks brands communicate with consumers

James Lawrence tries to keep up with France's whirlwind wine producer Jean-Claude Mas