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Daily Archive: March 7, 2014

Stephen Rust To Lead Diageo Chateau & Estate; Schubert To Head Up New Canada-Control State Division

Diageo North America has tapped senior executive Stephen Rust to become president of its Diageo Chateau & Estate (DC&E) wine unit. Continue reading →

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Cerberus-Led Consortium Plans To Merge Safeway And Albertsons In $9 Billion Deal

Grocery chains Safeway and Albertsons are set to merge, as a Cerberus Capital-led consortium, which already owns Albertsons, has agreed to acquire Safeway for $9 billion in a deal expected to close in the fourth quarter. Continue reading →

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Sonoma Valley’s B.R. Cohn Scales Back To Refocus On High-End Cabernet

Family-owned California winery B.R. Cohn tells SND it has new wines and fresh packaging in the works as it looks to recenter its focus on upscale Sonoma Valley estate Cabernet Sauvignon under newly appointed second-generation CEO Dan Cohn. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 7, 2014

•Brown-Forman has launched a new TV spot behind its struggling Southern Comfort liqueur brand in the U.S. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 7, 2014

•Thousand Palms, California-based Coachella Valley Brewing Co. has partnered with Young’s Market Co. of California to expand its craft beer portfolio statewide. Continue reading →

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