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Daily Archive: May 13, 2013

NEWS ALERT: Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch Buys Moraga Vineyards

Rupert Murdoch is getting into the wine business. Continue reading →

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Cider Sales Boom As Category Sees Entry Of Big Players

Hard cider sales are showing remarkable growth in the U.S. market as new brands inject dynamism into the category. Continue reading →

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Lascelles de Mercado Addition Boosts Campari In First Quarter Despite Organic Sales Decline

Gruppo Campari’s sales increased by 12.9% to €315.2 million ($409m) in the first quarter of 2013, despite a significant drop in organic sales due largely to destocking in Italy, the company’s largest market. Continue reading →

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Beam Backs Cruzan With New U.S. Campaign

Beam Inc. has unveiled a new marketing campaign for its Cruzan rum brand. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 13, 2013

•Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb has said his company will explore a potential acquisition of some parts of Tesco’s Fresh & Easy retail chain, which has been on the block since late last year and has already attracted suitors, according to Tesco. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 13, 2013

•The battle over beer tax reform is heating up in Congress. Continue reading →

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