Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the world’s leading premium wine company, announced today that it has completed the sale of its Australian and U.K. business to CHAMP Private Equity of Sydney, Australia. The transaction is valued at approximately A$290 million. Constellation retained an approximate 20 percent interest in the business and received cash proceeds of […] [...more]
Brian Duffy the veteran head of Guinness has been appointed Global Category Director for all of the beers within the Diageo portfolio. This division accounts for sales of over $3 billion. Among some of the brands that fall under his remit include Harp, Tusker, Red Stripe and of course Guinness which accounts for over half […] [...more]
The board of directors of the Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has voted to change the BA’s designation of “small” in its definition of a “craft brewer.” The Association’s board of directors also has revised its bylaws to reflect the change. In the BA’s craft brewer definition, […] [...more]
Ed Pilkington, the Global Category Director for Vodka, Gin and Rum at Diageo hosted a conference call for Diageo investors and analysts and conducted a full question and answer session that makes for interesting reading especially if you have an interest in the Rum category in general or in Diageo’s thinking about their competitive advantages. […] [...more]
Competing juice makers Ocean Spray Cranberries and Decas Cranberry Sales are set for another legal battle, after Ocean Spray this week filed an action over "deceptive business practices", though Decas has vowed to fight the case.
Ocean Spray is suing its rival, claiming that it engaged in an "unlawful and malicious" campaign to defame it with disparaging letters, emails, blogs, YouTube videos and Twitter postings.
Chuck Dillon, chief executive of Decas, told NutraIngredients-USA.com that the lawsuit was "totally frivolous" but the firm had not yet consulted its lawyers to determine its next course of action. [...more]
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
• Take representative samples of vineyard fruit and promptly transport samples to wine laboratory for processing.
• Conduct field sampling in a professional, efficient and courteous manner.
• Monitor the pest/disease status of vineyards, and report the presence of any symptoms (i.e., leafhoppers, mites, mildew, botrytis, etc.).
‘RELAXATION BEVERAGES’ FIGHT FOR SHELF SPACE AT SEATTLE RETAILER FROM NORTH END TO WEST SEATTLE (DALLAS, Texas) July 15, 2010 – Step aside, Coke and Pepsi. Relaxation drinks are heading to the frontlines of a new beverage war in Seattle. The battle lines are being drawn in Seattle grocery and convenience stores including Jacksons Food […] [...more]
Dr Pepper Commemorates 125 Years With Collectible Cans Honoring Its Heritage Dr Pepper, the oldest major soft drink in America, continues its 125th Anniversary celebration with the release of Dr Pepper made with real sugar in six collectible cans, inspired by the beloved brand’s rich history. Consumers can enjoy the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper […] [...more]
C Dean Metropoulos being interviewed about his Company's acquisition of the Pabst business and Brands. This will commence what may be the most dynamic phase of the brands history to date. As broadcast on the Bloomberg TV channel in the USA. [...more]
The joint venture of US brewing companies SABMiller and Molson Coors has found an innovative use for one of its breweries' waste water.
MillerCoors' brewery in Ohio has teamed up with a company which produces animal feeds from renewable sources to run a full-scale trial.
The new product will use specialist technology to create a fish food ingredient to replace less sustainable ones currently used on fish farms nationwide. [...more]
Responsible for the continuous development and ongoing execution of National and Local promotional activities of the CWUS portfolio of products as they relate to the On-premise and Off-premise segment of product distribution. Financial management of division sales and profit goals is a key driver in this position. Managing and monitoring all expenditures related to Zone non-price activities.
Implement sales performance measures and targets using the CWUS CORE brand
priorities with distributors while assisting in achieving expected results.
• Manage wholesale managers and sales representatives to achieve CUWS depletion
and distribution goals.
• Develop and conduct annual Collaborative Business Plans, periodic tactical business
plans, monthly tactical business reviews, market surveys, competitive pricing surveys
and weekly progress checks of customer performance [...more]