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Coke Life to Revive CCA in 2015

Coke Life to Revive CCA in 2015

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has reported declines across its total earnings, trading revenue and volume, as announced yesterday when the company presented its 2014 financial results. Most significantly, CCA reported a decline of 21.3 per cent in total earnings; a result of the company’s loss of a number of high margin operational accounts, as well as increased pricing and marketing spend on NPD and Coke’s Colo...

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Samuel Smith & Son General Manager Retires

Samuel Smith & Son General Manager Retires

Yalumba has announced today that Greg Pullen, NSW General Manager of its fine wine business, Samuel Smith & Son (SS&S), will retire on 30 June. Mr. Pullen has worked for the company for over 29 years, having joined as Sales Manager in 1986 before working his way up the business’ ladder into senior roles. The announcement was made to staff of SS&S on Friday by owner, Robert Hill-Smith. “Greg ha...

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Andreas Clark Appointed to CEO of Australian Grape and Wine Authority

Andreas Clark Appointed to CEO of Australian Grape and Wine Authority

Andreas Clark, current Acting CEO of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), has been permanently appointed to the role, effective immediately. AGWA Chair Brian Walsh, who announced the appointment, said: “We’re pleased Andreas has agreed to continue in this key leadership role. Andreas’ professional background, deep knowledge and experience in the organisation and the sector make him well qualifi...

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Treasury Wine Estates Appoints A Marketing Communications Company as its Global Marketing Services Provider

Treasury Wine Estates Appoints A Marketing Communications Company as its Global Marketing Services Provider

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has appointed J. Walter Thompson Company, a marketing communications company, as its new global marketing services provider. J. Walter Thompson will provide TWE with marketing communications, creative strategy, trade marketing, shopper marketing, digital marketing, and consumer and lifestyle public relations services for every TWE brand in every geography around the world. The ...

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Laura Hay Joins William Grant & Sons from Pernod Ricard

Laura Hay Joins William Grant & Sons from Pernod Ricard

Laura Hay, previously Chivas Brothers Whisky Ambassador at Pernod Ricard Australia, has moved across to William Grant & Sons (WG&S) as the company’s new Whisky Specialist for NSW and QLD. The role became available after James Buntin was promoted to UK Ambassador for The Balvenie late last year. Miss. Hay will be looking after the William Grant single malts, Glenfiddich and The Balvenie, as well as...

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NSW Biggest Beer Market for Coopers

NSW is now the biggest-selling beer market in Australia for Coopers Brewery. For the last 153 years, South Australia has been the company’s biggest state for sales, where Coopers Brewery is currently based. Recent figures however now show NSW accounting for 26.3 per cent of total Coopers beer sales, in comparison to 24.8 per cent in SA for the financial year to date. Coopers Managing Director, Tim Cooper,...

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Graduates Join Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Pernod Ricard Winemakers announced the successful Graduate Wine Ambassadors from its 2014 program this week. The Ambassadors are the first ever to come from its Graduate Wine Ambassador Program and had to take part in a competitive international recruitment process to be selected. The Graduate Wine Ambassadors hail from Australia, New Zealand and Japan, each chosen for their natural business acumen and pa...

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Father and Son Join Forces at the Helm of the Wild Turkey Distillery

Associate Distiller Eddie Russell has been promoted to Master Distiller at Wild Turkey. Eddie will work along side current Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, who he will also share the title with. Commenting on Eddie’s promotion, his father Jimmy said: “After 34 years, I think he’s finally earned it, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to go any easier on him - or that I’m going anywhere anytime soon. Eddie and ...

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Torbreck Vinters Expands Management Ahead of Expected Growth

Torbreck Vinters Expands Management Ahead of Expected Growth

The Barossa based wine producer, Torbreck Vinters, has appointed two new members of staff to its senior management team ahead of expected and continued growth for the company. Stuart Barrie joins as the new Marketing and Communications Manager, while Matt Lane comes on as Vice President Americas. Mr. Barrie brings extensive experience in communications to the role and joins from Grant Burge Wines, where h...

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Nick Waterman Stands as New CEO of Yalumba: Major Staffing Changes to Australia’s Oldest Family Owned Winery Announced

Major changes to staffing at Australia’s oldest family owned winery, the Yalumba Wine Company, were announced this week. Most significantly is the announcement of the change in CEO, which sees proprietor and current CEO of Yalumba, Robert Hill-Smith, step down from the role, instead assuming the role of Chair. Mr. Hill-Smith joined the company 30 years ago and has during his role, evolved the company int...

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