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New Zealand Wine overtakes Germany

New Zealand Wine overtakes Germany

Sales of New Zealand wine in the UK off-trade have now overtaken Germany when expressed as a 'country of origin' percentage share. In the latest Nielsen data (MAT end March 2010) New Zealand now has a 3.3% share of the UK off-trade market and has overtaken Germany for the first time. The value share of New Zealand continues to grow - the latest MAT growth registered 4.6% country of origin share; a growth of over one percentage point since December 2009. In addition, New Zealand is now the fastest growing country of origin showing volume gains of +57% and this has been accomplished whilst having the highest average retail price at £6.05 per bottle. [...more]

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Few Surprises In Store For Heineken Wildcards

Few Surprises In Store For Heineken Wildcards

New Zealand's top two tennis players, Dan King-Turner and Rubin Statham, are expecting few surprises from the other side of the net when the Heineken Open begins in Auckland tomorrow. The two wildcards have avoided the big guns in the first round of the ATP Tour event and will instead face each other. Statham will also have New Zealand opposition in his opening doubles match, after he and brother Oliver were drawn to meet compatriot Marcus Daniell and Romania's Horia Tecau in another clash between wildcards. King-Turner said getting Statham in the singles was unexpected and "pretty funny". It also meant they wouldn't have to spend a lot of their prematch preparation working out their adversary's strength and weaknesses. "I'm going to focus on what I'm doing and I'm sure he's going to focus on what he's doing [...more]

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Rumors: Fosters could lose license to brew Stella Artois

Rumors: Fosters could lose license to brew Stella Artois

Foster’s Group could lose its licence to produce and distribute the Stella Artois beer brand in Australia. According to reposrts circulating in the Australian press – Anheuser-Busch InBev may give the licence to Lion Nathan when it expires, as it has already been granted the licence for the Budweiser brands in Australia and New Zealand. […] [...more]

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Fizzy Drinks Giants Remove High Sugar Beveages From New Zealand Schools

Fizzy Drinks Giants Remove High Sugar Beveages From New Zealand Schools

The makers of Coca-Cola and Pepsi carbonated beverages in New Zealand have agreed to stop supplying their high-sugar beverages to schools in the country. In a self regulatory measure to improve the health of children in New Zealand schools, Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) and Frucor Beverages signed an agreement with the ministers of health and education. [...more]

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Lion Nathan To Market Captain Morgan Rum

Lion Nathan To Market Captain Morgan Rum

Lion Nathan To Market And Distribute Captain Morgan Rum In New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand: Lion Nathan today announced that it had extended its agreement with international liquor giant Diageo to distribute and market Captain Morgan Rum in New Zealand. Lion Nathan has been distributing the majority of the Diageo portfolio in New Zealand for the past twenty years and the addition of Captain Morgan Rum consolidates the Diageo brands into one distribution arrangement for the New Zealand market. Rory Glass, Lion Nathan National Sales and Marketing Director said he was delighted that Diageo have recognised Lion's commitment to marketing and distributing New Zealand's most adored alcoholic beverage brands. [...more]

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Kirin to build new Brewery in New Zealand

Kirin to build new Brewery in New Zealand

Kirin Holdings Co. (TYO:2503) plans to invest roughly 23 billion yen to support beer production in Australia and New Zealand through Lion Nathan Ltd., which became Kirin’s wholly own unit last month. Kirin is looking to upgrade production lines at breweries in Sydney and Brisbane, and build a new brewery equipped with a warehouse in […] [...more]

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Kirin to cut annual profit forecasts

Kirin to cut annual profit forecasts

Kirin Holdings Co., Japan’s biggest beverage maker, cut its full-year net income forecast by 25 percent on costs to close two domestic breweries in the shrinking beer market. [...more]

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New Zealand: Vineyard Interns

New Zealand: Vineyard Interns

Burn Cottage Vineyard is a unique biodynamic farm in Central Otago, New Zealand growing premium Pinot Noir, Riesling and Gruner Veltliner. We have a unique opportunity for the right individuals to live and work on the farm experiencing biodynamic farming and viticulture first hand, learning from some of the most experienced bd farmers and grape growers the industry has to offer. Accommodation and meals will be provided and travel allowance is negotiable. The length of internship is flexible and can be any where from one month to three months in duration, but must commence at the beginning of November and go through to at least mid December. [...more]

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Fosters Group 2009 Results – Sales Up, Profits Up in very challenging Markets

Fosters Group 2009 Results – Sales Up, Profits Up in very challenging Markets

Business Highlights "In a challenging global economy, today's result stands as a reminder of the continuing strength of Foster's. "The Australian beer, cider and spirits business, now known as Carlton & United Breweries, returned an excellent result. "Australian beer volumes were up in a good domestic market and we continue to leverage our leading innovation program for strong earnings growth. "Wine Review related initiatives are on track and there is an extraordinary amount of activity underway. However the wine category is bearing the full brunt of a lack of consumer confidence brought on by global economic conditions. "Wine returns are not where we want them to be, but it remains a profitable business, producing exceptional quality wines and continues to generate solid cash flows. "Overall, our brands are in very good shape, holding their own in a tough consumer environment. "Foster's took write downs today of $397.6 million associated with the Transformation Program, well within the range forecast in February. "Foster's balance sheet is strong, we have conservative gearing, good cash reserves and substantial committed undrawn bank facilities. "Foster's business strength, change momentum and strong brand health give me the confidence that the business is in good shape now, and that better is to come." [...more]

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Frucor is cleared to take over NZ rival Simply Squeezed

Frucor is cleared to take over NZ rival Simply Squeezed

Frucor Beverages, the local unit of Japan's Suntory Holdings, gained regulator approval to acquire rival juice business Simply Squeezed. Frucor is New Zealand's second-largest non-alcoholic drink company in New Zealand after Coke bottler Coca-Cola Amati, with brands including Just Juice, Fresh Up, Arano, Citrus Tree and McCoy. Hawkes Bay-based Simply Squeezed producers Simply Squeezed, Allganics, Supreme Country Style and Bay Harvest brand drinks. [...more]

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Asia Pacific Breweries profits up 39% in Q3

Asia Pacific Breweries profits up 39% in Q3

Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) today announced an attributable net profit after exceptional items (ANP) of S$51.9 million for the third quarter ended 30 June 2009 [...more]

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Bacardi to launch 42 Below’s Seven Tiki in the UK

Bacardi to launch 42 Below’s Seven Tiki in the UK

From the South Pacific comes SEVEN TIKI(R) Spiced Rum, a Fijian rum with spices and other natural flavors. This premium spiced rum is made from the molasses of choice Polynesian sugar cane, exotic spices and virgin water drawn from deep beneath the Fiji's volcanic highlands. [...more]

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