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News Briefs for March 2, 2015

•Diageo’s Cîroc vodka has launched a new campaign on Instagram, making it the first alcohol brand to launch paid-for advertising on the social media platform, according to news reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 2, 2015

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for March 2, 2015

•Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing is set to enter Kentucky this month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 2, 2015

Diageo Completes Acquisition Of Don Julio

Diageo has gained full ownership of Don Julio Tequila, following completion of a deal to acquire the 50% stake in the brand that it didn’t already own. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2015

TWE Sees Sales And Profits Improve In First Half, Despite Slightly Lower Volume

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is seeing some of its turnaround efforts bear fruit, with the company posting a 6% rise in net revenue to A$883 million ($690m) in the six months through December, the first half of its fiscal year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2015

Pernod Ricard Shuffles Senior Global Executives

With Alexandre Ricard taking the helm as chairman and chief executive of Pernod Ricard earlier this month, the French drinks giant has announced a slate of other top executive appointments. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2015

News Briefs for February 27, 2015

•The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives voted this week to approve a proposal to privatize the state’s wine and liquor retail sales and wholesale business through a series of private licenses, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2015

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