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Subject: Ascentia, W. J. Deutsch End Distribution Deal - WINE INDUSTRY INSIGHT

Date: 2010-04-29 18:55:29

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  • Ascentia, W. J. Deutsch End Distribution Deal

  • Wine Industry Recovery: A Graphical Glimpse


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Ascentia, W. J. Deutsch End Distribution Deal

Ascentia Wine Estates and W. J. Deutsch & Sons have ended their exclusive distribution arrangement.

Jim DeBonis, CEO of Ascentia Wine Estates told Wine Industry Insight that, “We simply felt it was the best move for us to go directly to our distributors and work with them.”

WJD President Peter Deutsch was less sanguine and said in an emailed statement that the relationship ended because of a significant business dispute.

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  • WJD TO MAINTAIN INVESTMENT, TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

  • DEUTSCH OFFERS LESS SANGUINE VIEW OF CONTRACT TERMINATION

  • DEUTSCH “PROUD OF EFFORTS” ON BEHALF OF ASCENTIA
  • ASCENTIA RECRUITING, RAMPING UP SALES FORCE

  • CURRENT ASCENTIA DISTRIBUTORS UNCHANGED

  • BUENA VISTA WINERY SALES RUMORS

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Wine Industry Recovery: A Graphical Glimpse

The Nielsen Company’s off-premise sales data in four week increments from April 5, 2008 to March 6, 2010 offer a quick glimpse of the U.S. wine industry’s slow recovery from the Great Recession.
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Holiday sales comparisons between 2008 and 2009 offer he most visible indicator. Christmas and New Year's sales for 2008 amounted to just over $852.1 million contrasted with 2009's $891.5 million.

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