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Monthly Archive: March 2013

IMPACT Seminar Panel: Industry Leaders Weigh In On Key Topics

Last week’s 37th annual Impact Marketing Seminar included a panel discussion, entitled “Building Brands in a Changing Market,” which addressed various topics and issues facing the drinks industry today. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 29, 2013

Absolut Picks Up Innovation Pace, As Pernod Mulls Acquisitions

Pernod Ricard’s Absolut brand has officially unveiled Absolut Craft, a new range of artisanal flavored vodkas designed exclusively for professional bartenders. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 29, 2013

Tesco Said To Be In Talks To Sell Fresh & Easy

Tesco is reportedly in talks with grocery chains Aldi and Trader Joe’s to sell off its struggling U.S. retail concept, Fresh & Easy. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 29, 2013

News Briefs for March 29, 2013

•An SPI-led consortium has dropped out of the bidding for debt-plagued Central European Distribution Corp. (CEDC), essentially clearing a path for Roustam Tariko’s debt-reduction plan—under which the Russian mogul would acquire an 85% stake in CEDC. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 29, 2013

NEWS ALERT: Diageo NA Taps Looney To Head DGUSA, Ivey As Chief Commercial Officer

Earlier this afternoon, Diageo North America announced two changes to its leadership team. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2013

IMPACT Seminar Snapshot: The Wine Group’s Dubiel And Diageo’s Saller On Marketing To Millennials

As a growing number of young LDA consumers continue to enter the drinks market, wine and spirits companies are adapting their marketing strategies to appeal to the highly sought-after millennial demographic. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2013

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