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MARCH 2017
Nederburg TV commercial a worldwide top 5, according
to AdForum
Scottish Leader shows a new perspective with Dennis Chuene Pongracz releases new
flagship vintage
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Distell positions itself as employer of choice both in South Africa and beyond

Technology remains a key driver across all areas of an organisation, with the attraction, acquisition, and retention of top talent no exception. “The last few years have seen significant changes,” comments Brett Parker, Managing Director, SAP Africa, referencing the move to digital and mobile as case in point. “What was once the exception has become the norm, placing huge pressure on organisations to adapt.”

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NEWS HEADLINES
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Heineken to distribute Miller Genuine Draft in SA

Miller Genuine Draft will be distributed in South Africa by Heineken from April 1 2017, following an agreement between Heineken South Africa and Miller owner Molson Coors International.
Plan to stave off water war in SA

Former World Bank vice president Ismail Serageldin famously predicted that "the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water". But now, a plan has emerged to ensure that if violence erupts, it bypasses South Africa.
AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest beer group in the world, has committed itself to secure 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources within eight years.
Stellenbrau joins Heineken SA after landmark deal

Stellenbosch-based craft brewery Stellenbrau expects exponential growth after a landmark deal with Heineken SA.The local brewery made history last week when Heineken SA signed the deal.
KZN's tough new liquor laws leave supermarkets 'dry'

Popping out to a local supermarket to stock up on wine is a thing of the past for KwaZulu-Natal residents, as dozens of stores have been forced to "go dry".
Agricultural products remain Western Cape’s dominant export

Agricultural products remain the Western Cape’s dominant export commodity despite the challenges facing the sector, including the prevailing drought in the region.
Manufacturing sector confidence falls on policy uncertainty

Policy uncertainty continues to affect the manufacturing sector, rattling business confidence.
Retail sales decline to record low since global financial crisis

Retail sales declined 2.3% in January 2017, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), this is the worst performance since 2009.
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Solving the multi-channel conundrum: How to leverage your marketing data for success

Who are you really marketing to? It may sound like a crazy question, but it’s increasingly difficult for marketers to answer these days.
Pernod Ricard to launch lime-flavoured Absolut in UK

UK supermarket shelves will be stocked with the lime-flavoured version of vodka brand Absolut, according to Just-Drinks.com.
Proven strategies that build customer loyalty

Many organisations struggle to find ways in which they can build customer loyalty and reduce customer churn. In this article, Bob Lucas offers some proven ways to create loyal customers.
Staying competitive in retail: three trends to watch out for

With 2017 in full swing, we’ve already had a taste of what’s in store for the retail industry in the year ahead.
Smartphones are the best way to encourage shopper engagement

The grocer’s philosophy when it comes to building loyalty is to encourage one more shopping trip or one more product purchase.
Italian wine exports grow by 4.3% in 2016

Italian wine exports amounted to €5.6 billion in 2016, up by 4.3% on the previous year, according to data from the Italian Wine Union.
UK beer exports to China rose 500% over 2016

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed that beer exports to China and India have boomed by 500% and 417% respectively.
Pernod to make nutritional information available for all strategic brands

In a move it says is ‘unique on such a large scale in the industry,’ Pernod Ricard will offer full nutritional information on its strategic brands by the end of 2017.
FEBRUARY 2017
Johnnie Walker lengthens its stride with two Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tours Cape Winemakers Guild pays it forward with 4 new Protégés Windhoek beer halts production in a bold show of no compromise The Glenlivet unveils its new craft whisky - The Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish Follow us on Twitter

NEW PRODUCTS
Pongracz releases new flagship vintage

Since the Desiderius Pongrácz 2008 ranked as the only South African Top 10 contender at the prestigious 2015 Effervescents du Monde competition in France alongside the world’s finest, sparkling wine lovers near and far have had high hopes for the 2009 vintage changeover of Pongrácz’s flagship Méthode Cap Classique.
Grande Provence unleashes new blockbuster Zinfandel

Savour a mouthful of succulent ripe strawberries with whiffs of mulled spice in Grande Provence Zinfandel 2015, the new opulent red wine just released with a hot-blooded temperament akin to the vineyards of southern Italy.
Shannon Vineyards introduce Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Ever since the release of the maiden 2008 vintage, the Shannon Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc has garnered widespread praise and shown itself as a wine to be reckoned with, and James Downes is extremely happy with the 2016 Sanctuary Peak.
Constantia Glen releases much anticipated 2012 of its vintage flagship red, the Constantia Glen FIVE

The 2012 vintage, with its powerful structure and vibrant concentration of intricate flavours, is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Verdot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 10% Malbec. This complex blend is matured for 18 months in 80% new and 20% second-fill French oak barrels and a further 3 years in the bottle prior to release.

LEGISLATION, NEW APPOINTMENTS & CATEGORY UPDATES
Durbanville Hills named best sparkling wine in battle of the bubbles challenge

The newly launched Durbanville Hills sparkling wine was recently named the top sparkling wine at international wine challenge, Battle of the Bubbles, an event hosted by renowned Michelin star chef and wine explorer, Roger Jones. This year’s challenge involved sparkling wines from producers across eight countries, across the Champagne, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) and Sparkling Wine categories.
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Scottish Leader shows a new perspective with Dennis Chuene

Best-selling whisky, Scottish Leader, recently joined forces with Chuene to produce a beautifully shot video that demonstrates what the popular blended Scotch whisky brand means with its “a new perspective” tagline.
Nederburg TV commercial a worldwide top 5, according to AdForum

Global creative industry network, AdForum, recently featured Nederburg’s global television commercial as one of its top 5 alcohol TV advertisements globally. The selection panel included AdForum’s creative teams in the USA and France.
Steenberg wins Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Bordeaux

Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016 has triumphed as a quintessential South African cool climate rendition of this noble Bordeaux variety, bringing home a gold medal from the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 in France.
Hennessy collaborates with “Carnovsky”: 2017 V.S.O.P Privilège limited edition

In the brand’s first foray into the world of virtual animation with its limited editions, Hennessy celebrates its latest V.S.O.P Privilège Limited Edition series experimenting a crossover between art and design with a new design crafted by “Carnovsky”.
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LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAINS
The labelling solution for the pharmaceutical industry

In the pharmaceutical industry, on-pack communication is a complex issue. Not only must firms ensure that their brands and products are instantly recognisable, but they must also comply with labelling legislation, regulations and standards that require a significant amount of product details to be included clearly and legibly on the label or packaging.
Bosch launches online platform to optimise package choice Digital expertise

“Our goal is to help customers navigate the complex world of packaging solutions”, says Leon van de Wiel, general manager at Bosch Packaging Technology in Weert (Netherlands).
New technologies represent the future of maintaining supply chain integrity and ensuring brand protection

Consumer packaged goods companies are spending millions to promote, develop and protect brands. With supply chains becoming more diverse, the years ahead may become even more challenging when it comes to protecting the equity companies have established in many high-profile brands.
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RECIPES
Summer Thyme Punch

A delicious punch, perfect for entertaining several guests at once as it can be pre-prepared.
El Diablo

Tequila pairs perfectly with the blackcurrant flavours of Crème de Cassis to provide one of the easiest ways to enjoy Tequila.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Nederburg charity auction assists local Boland organisations

The annual Nederburg Charity Auction cheque handover took place on Friday, 10 March at Nederburg Wine Estate, where two deserving Boland based organisations were the recipients of funds raised at last year’s annual charity auction.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
15-30 March 2017
Employer Branding inside and out 2017
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Cape Town

4-6 April 2017
World Retail Congress
Madinat Juneirah, Dubai

5-6 April 2017
Internet Retailing Expo
NEC, Birmingham

6th April 2017
Garden Master and Poolmaster Innovation Day
Sunninghill, Johannesburg
22-24 April 2017
Food Africa 2017
Cairo, Egypt

24 April 2017
The Retail eCommerce Directors Forum
Sutton Coldfield, England
28-30 April 2017
South African Cheese Festival
Sandringham, Stellenbosch

8-9 May 2017
Retail Design Expo
Olympia, London

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