May 24 2013
Drinks Industry Ireland
Fiona Toner - Global Brand Manager for Hendrick’s Gin
William Grant & Sons has made Fiona Toner Global Brand Manager for Hendrick’s Gin, made in Scotland.
Britvic to combine GB and Irish businesses
Britvic is to create a combined GB and Ireland business unit under a single leadership team according to Britvic’s Chief Executive Simon Litherland in his Business and Strategy Review, part of the company’s Interim Results for the 28 weeks to 14th April this year.
Hotel obtains injunction over lock change
The owners of theRitz-Carlton Hotel at Powerscourt, County Wicklow, obtained a temporary High Court injunction last week barring the owner of one of its suites from occupying it according to a report in HositalityeNews.
Alcohol volumes down 4.4% in past year
Alcohol volumes in Ireland have declined by 4.4% in the past 12 months according to new figures from the Revenue Commssioners, continuing a trend of falling consumption levels evident since 2001.
Smirnoff grows global sales 4.5% - Impact
Smirnoff continued growing global sales last year by 4.5% to reach 26.3 million cases, putting it top of the premium spirits league according to Impact’s latest Top 100 Premium Spirits Brands report.
On- to off-trade shift slowing – C&C
A “notable slowing of volume shift from the on-trade to the off-trade” has taken place over the last year according to C&C which published its annual results recently.
Special offers & low prices a top priority for Irish consumers post-downturn
Irish consumers spend more time looking for special offers and low prices than they used to do and are more careful about how they use their credit cards. This finding emerged from research carried out last October by Toluna/Mintel into how the economic downturn has affected their lifestyle here in Ireland.
IHF President calls for JLC abolition
The Irish Hotels Federation welcomed the recent judgment by the Supreme Court declaring Registered Employment Agreements as unconstitutional – a ruling which the IHF states is in line with a 2011 decision where the High Court declared the Joint Labour Committee (JLC) system unconstitutional.
2 in 5 publicans have reduced staff in Q1 of 2013
Some 86% of publicans have expressed dissatisfaction with the level of support from Government for Irish business and some 39% have made reductions in staffing levels in the first three months of this year in attempting to stay open, according to an independent survey carried out by the Federation ahead of today’s conference.
VFI critical of Government "stalling" on alcohol legislation
Publicans are particularly irate at Government stalling on the introduction of regulations controlling the sale, promotion and supply of alcohol.
'Playcations' Potential from Golf
"Forget about 'staycations', we believe that there is great potential in 'playcations'", Tony Lenehan, Head of Golf Tourism at Fáilte Ireland, said to-day, reports HospitalityeNews.
Diageo’s Paul Walsh to step down
Paul Walsh is to step down as Chief Executive of Diageo at the end of June to be replaced by Ivan Menezes, formerly Chief Operating Officer at the drinks giant.
Largest licensed trade ‘Gathering’ in Ireland set for September
One of the biggest licensed trade events of the year is due to kick off next September 29th as part of ‘The Gathering’.
Operating profits down 37% at Gleeson Group
Operating profits at Gleeson Group fell by 37% to €4.73 million in the year to 30th June 2012 from €7.47 million the previous year.
Durty Nelly’s gets new owners
Durty Nelly’s in Bunratty, County Clare, has new onwers in Martin Scully and Mary McCoy from Dublin.
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