Scottish & Newcastle UK

27 March, 2009

2-4 Broadway Park, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9JZ

T: 0131 528 1000

W: scottish-newcastle.com

Established:

1777

Brands: Strongbow, Bulmers Original, Jacques

Off-trade split: 56%

Newest and upcoming innovations:

Off-trade sales managing director

Mark Gerken: "The Bulmers Original portfolio has been strengthened by the introduction of Bulmers Pear and Bulmers Light, which has 30% fewer calories.

Jacques Orchard Fruits extends the Jacques portfolio, following Jacques Fruits of the Forest ."

Biggest challenge for 2009: "The key issues in 2009 are the UK economy and the impact of government legislation.

I don't think the government should be handling pricing - that's an area the retailer should be responsible for."




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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