Beverages Distillers and Vintners


  • May 23- Vodka maker Stock Spirits Group Plc's shareholders voted for all the proposals put forth by Western Gate Private Investments Ltd, handing the top investor a victory nearly two months after it started agitating for changes at the company. Stock Spirits, which operates mostly in Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy, said last month it returned to profit in...

  • Backwoods moonshine goes upscale

    Ned Vickers, Sugarlands Distilling, and Digger Manes, Discovery's "Moonshiners," talk about the booming market for high-end hooch.

  • LATUR, India, April 27- Haribhau Kamble, an unemployed labourer in India's richest state of Maharashtra, is forced to queue for hours in scorching heat to fetch water even as the government puts on trains to ship water to the region parched by back-to-back drought years. "The government says it is bringing water by train every day, but we are getting water once a week,"...

  • Changyu is in talks to buy mid-sized wine producers in Australia and Chile and is also looking to build on acquisitions in France, where it owns a cognac vinyard and a Bordeaux- based winery, general manager Sun Jian said. The firm is launching Noble Dragon, its wine made in China from Cabernet Gernischt and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, in Spain now that it has a base...

  • *Asia sales A $157.3 mln vs A $69.5 mln. *Australia wine exports to China up 71 pct in 2015. SYDNEY, Feb 18- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd said on Thursday sales to Asia soared in the first half, another sign that China's $12 billion wine market is being transformed from the bottom up after a slowdown in sales of prestigious vintages.

  • Nolet celebrates 325 years of vodka making

    The distillery behind Ketel One Vodka, is now in its 11th generation.

  • A shopper outside a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Illinois.

    Kroger has delivered 43 straight quarters of rising sales at stores open at least a year.

  • The UN food price index has dipped to a four-year low as good weather has resulted in an oversupply of cereals and dairy imports have slowed.

  • Bottles of wine sit on a shelf at Ludwigs Fine Wine and Spirits on October 30, 2013 in San Anselmo, Calif.

    The U.S. became the world's biggest market for wine last year, beating France into second place for the first time.

  • A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    Companies and industries that rely on low-income spenders could see a boost to the bottom line thanks to rising wages in many American states.

  • Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

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    If you couldn't be Don Draper on "Mad Men," you could at least drink like him, but now vodka is back as America's favorite.

  • As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.

  • A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    British grocery giant Tesco came to America nearly six years ago. Sadly for the British company, its invasion ended like the Revolutionary War.

  • Cheerios

    The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.

  • One sector that is yet to be truly tapped in Africa is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research, which believes it is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.

  • For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • Investors looking to move away from paper assets to something more tangible should consider fine wine, a specialist told CNBC on Wednesday, arguing that rare bottles have seen a steady rise in prices.