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JUNE 2017
Nederburg Chenin rated
best in SA by Decanter
Single-varietal Shiraz pioneer takes the lead in Shiraz-based blends Jack Daniel’s does TV ‘His Way’ Pork Loin with Olive
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Remgro and Distell to gain from dismantling Capevin

Liquor giant Distell, which owns best-selling brands such as Savanna, Hunters, Nederburg and Klipdrift, has uncorked a proposal that fortifies the position of its biggest shareholder, investment giant Remgro.

The proposed deal could potentially also boost Distell’s international deal-making and investment appeal by collapsing an archaic and unpopular pyramid holding company structure.

On Thursday, Distell proposed dismantling Capevin, a JSE-listed holding company that holds a 26% stake in Distell as its only asset.

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NEWS HEADLINES
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Remy Cointreau in upbeat spirits as annual profits rise

Remy Cointreau reported higher-than-expected annual profits, thanks to improving demand for its premium cognacs in China, and predicted further profit growth this year.
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected chairperson of Vinpro.
Nederburg Chenin rated best in SA by Decanter

The 2016 vintage of Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes the Anchorman Chenin Blanc has won a platinum medal at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in London, for the best South African Chenin blanc priced at over £15.
Albie Cilliers steps up battle over KWV shares amid Vasari sale

Two days after Cilliers filed the 600-page document, La Concorde Holdings – the unlisted investment company that held KWV – declared a 100c per share dividend. This is the first payout since KWV’s 34c per share dividend in 2010.
Single-varietal Shiraz pioneer takes the lead in Shiraz-based blends

Bellingham Wines, pioneer of single-varietal Shiraz in South Africa, has been recognised as one of the country’s top three producers of Shiraz-based red blends at the 2017 Shiraz SA Challenge.
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Industry has estimated that job losses across the value chain would number about 24,000, with 1,795 permanent and 2,835 seasonal jobs being lost in sugarcane farming.
SA to set sights on Asia after bumper maize crops in Africa

SA will need to target Asian markets to boost maize exports in 2017 after bumper crops at home and in neighbouring countries depressed prices and dampened demand in Africa.
Wary consumers in no rush to spend big

The South African economy has a long history of the tertiary sector (consumption side) being a resilient pillar of growth, but this long, unbroken run was shattered with the release of the GDP figures for the first quarter of the year. The numbers showed that the sector contracted by a full 2% quarter on quarter.
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Google launches purchases on Google program

Google has launched its Purchases on Google program, allowing merchants that sell on Google to have a call to action in the search engine results page. At the moment it’s a mobile-only feature of product listing ads (PLAs) that allows shoppers to buy on Google from participating merchants.
Irish distillers win seven gold medals at International Spirits Challenge

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has won seven gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), considered one of the most important competitions in the spirits industry.
Five ways to drive customer loyalty through marketing touchpoints

Getting new customers is a good thing, however, you only win big if you can turn them into loyal customers, and loyalty is only possible when your customers have a satisfying emotional experience after doing business with you.
Help customers on the support journey and up the loyalty ladder

Think about your ideal experience as a customer. It felt smooth and quick to get in touch with a sharp and friendly support person, right?
Brands are facing a whole new world of retail realities

Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar malls were the center of many people’s lives. Families would go to movies, adolescents would socialize with friends, and there were lots of places to buy everything from groceries to garments.
Younger shoppers favour food-to-go market: IGD

Shoppers between the ages of 18 and 25 are 'extremely engaged' with the food-to-go market, according to the latest report from grocery research group IGD.
The fastest growing retailers in the U.S.

In the ultra-competitive modern marketplace retailers are either growing or dying ― expansion has been and remains the ultimate measure of success. It is one thing to show growth over a quarter or even a year, but retail’s truly successful show sales growth year, after year, after year.
Nestlé Spain invests €19 million in environmental management

Nestlé Spain has announced that it invested approximately €19 million in its environmental management over the period from 2010 to 2016.
Nederburg, the 36th most admired brand in the world Amarula steps up on its African elephant conservation effort Hunter's innovates with EDGE - real cider refreshment with the edgy taste of hops Spiked Orange Hot Chocolate Like us on Facebook

NEW PRODUCTS
Historic wine auction marks the momentous first release of Vermentino in South Africa

June 16, Youth Day, marks a significant moment in South Africa’s socio-political history. Youth Day 2017 is set to become significant in other ways, as the local wine industry celebrates the first ever release of Vermentino with a landmark auction, held digitally and in real time, in aid of youth development.The inaugural auction will make available a limited edition of only 1500 litres of Vermentino. These comprise the first bottles of this type of wine ever produced in the country.

LEGISLATION, NEW APPOINTMENTS & CATEGORY UPDATES
New Cape Wine Master heads Grande Provence sales & marketing team

Oertle, one of four new Cape Wine Masters who graduated in May this year, has retail experience spanning over 30 years culminating as specialist wine buyer for Woolworths for the last 15 years. His dissertation as Cape Wine Master, one of the most sought after formal qualifications in the South African wine industry, was entitled “Evaluating the development of emerging South African black owned wine companies.”
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Two Nederburg wines rated 94+ at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Nederburg’s strength in the making of noble late harvest wines that offer remarkable maturation and collectability potential, has been affirmed at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Show.
Jack Daniel’s does TV ‘His Way’

Stories and storytelling are an integral part of Jack Daniel’s heritage, and the brand has been incorporating stories into its advertising since the 1950s.
Heineken® commits 20% of its annual media budget spend to promoting responsible consumption through its Enjoy Heineken Responsibly campaign

Heineken® has officially launched its responsible consumption campaign, Enjoy Heineken Responsibly (EHR), in an effort to make moderate consumption of alcohol more aspirational.
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LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAINS
Big benefits of smart laser coding

Pyrotec PackMark, May 2017: No matter what the application, the SmartLase C150 and C350 from Markem-Imaje – locally distributed by Pyrotec ParkMark – offer impressive benefits for laser coding on paper-based cartons for the food industry.
Tetra Pak now uses 35% renewable electricity

Tetra Pak is using 35% renewable electricity by buying International REC Standard (I-REC) certificates for all of its production facilities in China.
Getting the message across

Increased legislation and consumer demand for product information presents many packaging problems for the information-driven pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors. However, Pyrotec PackMedia’s informational Fix-a-Form® booklet label increases the space, many times over, usually available for mandatory text such as dosage instructions, contra-indications and product descriptions, often in multiple languages.
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RECIPES
Blueberry Gin

Serves 4.
Pork Loin with Olive and Gin Sauce

This recipe is about cooking with gin, which is perfect due to its natural strong herb-based flavour.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
First 50 Qhubeka bicycles assembled at Nederburg to benefit local community

Three neighbourhood watch organisations overseeing safety in the Paarl East area were given the first 50 bicycles built at Nederburg in Paarl, the home of the Qhubeka bicycle in the Western Cape. Nederburg is home to one of two Qhubeka bicycle assembly plants, where bicycles are built. These bicycles are intended for distribution to vulnerable South Africans via various Qhubeka-affiliated community programmes.
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) helps turn the tide against youth unemployment

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is helping to turn the tide against youth unemployment by giving young people between the ages of 24 and 35 living in townships the opportunity, skills and funding to set up and run their own successful container shops.
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