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Tag Archives: Rabobank

• Africa Hailed As New Beer Frontier

Africa Hailed As New Beer Frontier

Rapid economic development, growing populations and rising wages will propel Africa to become the world’s next fastest growing market for beer, according to a new report by Rabobank. In its latest report, Beer on the Frontier: Opportunities for Brewers in the African Continent, Rabobank analysts said Africa is expected to see the largest increase in the […]

• Building wine brands in China is complex and costly

Building wine brands in China is complex and costly

The conditions for building international wine brands in China aren’t as propitious as many think, according to Rabobank’s Marc Soccio. Following the release of the Dutch bank’s first research document on the world’s most talked-about wine market, Soccio told the drinks business: “Branded wine companies need to be reminded that the overall potential for grape […]

• Scotland: Whisky waste will power 9000 homes

Scotland: Whisky waste will power 9000 homes

WASTE from more than a dozen distilleries is set to be turned into power for up to 9,000 homes after an energy developer secured funding for its £60.5 million project on Speyside. Aim-quoted Helius Energy – in which Perthshire investor Angus MacDonald holds a 19 per cent stake – finalised financing for the scheme after […]

• New Zealand: Grape tonnage spells trouble for wine growers

A bumper grape harvest this year could drive more wine companies into the hands of receivers, says a Deloitte partner already involved in a number of receiverships in the industry. Rabobank senior analyst in food and agribusiness research Marc Soccio last week warned 2011 output could be as large as 300,000 tonnes. That would be […]

• CHILE: Peso pushes Chile’s wineries to breaking point

CHILE: Peso pushes Chile’s wineries to breaking point

Many small Chilean wineries are struggling to survive the country’s strong peso currency, which has damaged the value of exports, according to Rabobank. Chileans may have brushed aside the established world wine order in the last few years, but the country’s strong peso currency is threatening to undo some of the good work. Almost a […]

• Australian wines gain pricing advantage in emerging markets

A new Rabobank report suggests that Australian wines have succeeded in commanding higher prices in emerging markets than some more established wine growing nations. New figures in the January 2011 Wine Quarterly reveal that Australia, Argentina, Chile and Spain reported double digit growth in wine exports to China, Russia, Brazil and Mexico last year. Wine […]

• Pernod Ricard completes sale of New Zealand wine brands

Pernod Ricard New Zealand has announced the completion of the sale of Lindauer and several other wine brands to a consortium of buyers for (NZD) $89m (around €50m). The alcoholic drinks maker has sold its Lindauer brand and several other New Zealand brands including Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay together with their related inventories and assets. […]

• Consolidation pays big dividends for big brewers

A new Rabobank report suggests that the consolidation strategy employed by the biggest global brewers is paying dividends. Over the past decade the competitive landscape at the top of the beer market has been marked by considerable merger and acquisition activity. The end rest is much greater concentration at the top so that by 2009 […]

• Wine exports recover but greater UK pricing pressure looms

Export volumes of wine have recovered well from the lows of early 2009 but suppliers are under pressure from lower margins in the UK market, according to a new Rabobank report. The quarterly wine report found that export volumes for most major supplying countries in the first half of 2010 are up significantly on the […]