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Who & What

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) hired Ashley Lantz as Director, Federal Affairs and Arielle Broussard is Coordinator, Federal Affairs. Lantz joins from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association where she led federal affairs and public policy, and … Continue reading

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South African Agency Supports ABI-SABMiller Merger

Competition Commission of South Africa completed its investigation and recommended the Competition Tribunal approve Anheuser-Busch InBev‘s acquisition of SABMiller. ABI said it was “pleased” with the action, saying it’s “an important milestone in the process of securing regulatory approval in … Continue reading

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EU Antitrust Regulators Said Set to OK ABI-SABMiller Merge

European antitrust regulators are said to be ready to approve today Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $107 billion mergerwith SABMiller. The takeover will give ABI one-third of the global beer market.  ABI apparently won the approval by agreeing to sell SABMiller’s Peroni, Grolsch and … Continue reading

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MGP’s Master Distiller Departs, No Replacement Named

Greg Metze, one of MGP Ingredients’ Master Distillers, has left the company after 38 years of service.  No replacement has been announced.

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Senate Farm Bill Fully Funds MAP, Aids Research into Pests

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $147.7 billion appropriations bill that fully funds $200 million for the Market Access Program.  The measure also includes Specialty Crop Block Grant funding for issues such as Pierce’s disease and other pests and diseases, … Continue reading

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In Today’s Daily —

The Man Behind the ‘Judgment of Paris’ Now Makes Wine Breakthrough Beverage to Distribute Malfy Gin Sazerac Completes Purchase of Paddy Irish Whiskey Former Deep Eddy CEO Forms New Firm, Acquires Dulce Vida Spirits Chateau Ste. Michelle Launches Intrinsic Wine … Continue reading

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