2 Glen's

05 September, 2008

Value

growth Aug 08 v Aug 07:

+22%

Key date in history: 2003 - owner Glen Catrine loses court battle against William Grant over its use of Grant's name for its vodka. Changes name to Glen's and hasn't looked back since

Famous friends: It didn't get where it is today by making friends

Strengths: Keen pricing; ubiquitous multiple distribution

Challenges: Frequently targeted by counterfeiters; Diageo's millions

The year gone: Eye kept very much on the value-driven ball

The year ahead: More of the same




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Rosé tinted glasses

I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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