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29 July, 2021

Diageo sees a strong future for direct-to-consumer sales

Diageo expects direct-to-consumer sales to grow rapidly and emerge as an important part of the business in the years ahead.

Diageo has outperformed analysts’ expectations by reporting organic net sales growth of 16% for the year to June 30.

AB InBev increased volume sales by 20.8% in Q2 as bars around the world started to welcome thirsty customers back into the fold.

The UK’s most popular wines could disappear from supermarket shelves and pubs after the government proposed a 25% tariff on all wine imports from the US.

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Campari Group has reported that organic sales increased 37.1% year-on-year during the first half of 2021.

Hayman’s Distillery has created a special gin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Singapore Airlines flight to London.

Glenfiddich has launched a ‘closed loop’ sustainable transport initiative that will run its delivery fleet on green biogas made from the residues of its own distilling process.

Monica Berg of Tayēr + Elementary in London has been voted the most influential international bar industry figure in Drinks International’s Bar World 100 2021.

Following 2020’s successful hybrid events, RumFest has announced its physical return for October 2021.

Trivento has been revealed as the world’s best-selling Argentine wine brand in a report by IWSR Drinks Market Analysis.

The German Wine Institute (DWI) is calling for donations for wine producers in the Ahr Valley, devastated by last week’s extreme flooding.

Black Tot Rum has announced the launched of its second annual limited edition expression Master Blender’s Reserve which will be available from Black Tot Day, 31 July.

Tequila brand Volcan De Mi Tierra has launched its Blanco and Cristalino expressions in the UK.

Scottish whisky auction firm, Whisky Hammer, and sister company Still Spirit has sold a 49% stake of the business to the Hong Kong investment group, Rare Whisky Holdings.

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