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Asahi beer’s gutsy relaunch of ‘Superdry’ smashes sales targets; short term stock outs!

35 years after its original launch Superdry, Asahi’s iconic beer brand was relaunched this spring. The launch involved a change of flavour to improve its ‘sharpness’ and ‘crispness’ according to the company. According to Asahi’s consumer preference tests over 90% of the target market preferred the new formula, a fact the company has referenced in …

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Vodka burners are go; private equity takes a full swig of Stock Spirits

Last week UK-listed Stock Spirits accepted a take over from private equity’s CVC who agreed to pay a 44% premium. Over 50% of Stock Spirits business is in Poland, other key markets include Italy, Slovenia & Croatia. Its core brands are Eastern European Vodka, Vodka based liqueurs and Limoncello. The company has been under pressure …

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