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Daily Archive: April 18, 2013

Diageo NA Sales Up 6% In Year To Date, Led By U.S. Spirits

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh said a continued “strong performance from our biggest business, U.S. spirits,” helped keep up the drinks giant’s momentum in the nine months through March, representing the first three quarters of its fiscal year. Continue reading →

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Cigar Aficionado’s Night To Remember Charity Event Raises $1.2 Million

The 19th annual Night to Remember Fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, hosted by Marvin R. Shanken, chairman of M. Shanken Communications at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York on April 16th, raised $1.2 million. Continue reading →

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Strength In Asia, U.S. Drives Rémy Cointreau To Double-Digit Sales Growth

Rémy Cointreau enjoyed double-digit sales growth in its recently concluded fiscal year, despite new laws in a key market—China—that have hurt competitors like Pernod Ricard. Continue reading →

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South Carolina Retail Licensing Bill Set Aside

The judiciary committee of the South Carolina state senate has voted 13-8 to “table”—or set aside—legislation that would raise the permitted number of alcohol licenses per retail operator in the state from three to seven. Continue reading →

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Napa Vintner George Vare Dies at 76

Napa Vintner George Vare, the businessman and innovator behind brands like Geyser Peak and Luna Vineyards, died April 12 at age 76. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 18, 2013

•Tesco CEO Philip Clarke confirmed yesterday that the U.K.-based retail giant has received interest in its bid to sell its Fresh & Easy concept in the U.S. Continue reading →

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