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Daily Archive: June 21, 2011

W.J. Deutsch Finding Success In Struggling French Category By Tapping New Consumers

While French wine has struggled in the U.S. market amid the economic downturn, W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd.—long one of the category’s biggest players—has enjoyed solid growth from its French portfolio, which includes the Georges Duboeuf range and fast-rising HobNob ($9.99-$10.99 per 750-ml.) and Patch Block ($7.99), as well as an array of other brands. In 2010, the importer’s top six French brands grew by an aggregate 22%, according to Impact Databank. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Peter Deutsch, the company’s CEO, to gauge how its French wine business was performing amid the market’s challenging conditions. Continue reading →

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Foster’s Rejects 11.9b Offer, But SABMiller Will Pursue

SABMiller is first into the water with a $11.9 billion (including debt) offer for Foster’s, but it may not be alone in the chase for the top Australian brewer for long. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 21, 2011

Bordeaux wine exports demonstrated significant growth in the first three months of 2011, according to the trade group Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB). Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 21, 2011