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Daily Archive: October 5, 2012

Constellation Sales Rise 1% In First Half As Profits Slip On Promotion, Innovation Drives

Constellation Brands posted a 1% net sales rise to $1.3 billion in the first half of its fiscal year, ended August 31, as net income fell to $196.6 million from $237 million a year earlier. Continue reading →

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Diageo Targets Hispanic Males With Johnnie Walker Black Push

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker blended Scotch whisky brand is aiming to trade Hispanic-American male consumers up to its Black Label offering with an ambitious new campaign including advertising, multiple celebrity endorsements, events and partnerships with leading charitable organizations. Continue reading →

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Wine Spectator Launches New WineRatings+ App

Wine Spectator has unveiled a new WineRatings+ App for the iPhone and iPod touch that includes more than 270,000 expert wine reviews accessible any time you need them. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for October 5, 2012

•Puerto Rico’s Destilería Serrallés has filed a lawsuit against Diageo NA, accusing the company of violating an agreement after it moved production of Captain Morgan rum from Puerto Rico to the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2008. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for October 5, 2012

•Sales of craft beer in can format jumped 146% in the 52 weeks through July 8 in SymphonyIRI channels. Continue reading →

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