US retail sales posted their first drop since June as the effects of Hurricane Sandy were on display, while wholesale prices retreated in October for the first time in five months as energy and vehicle costs declined.
Peter Mondavi Sr., turned 98 years old last Thursday, Nov. 8, and celebrated with birthday cake and bubbly, and a rousing happy birthday song, at the St. Helena winery he and his brother Robert Mondavi purchased in 1943.
The world has been suffering more droughts in recent decades, and climate change will bring many more, according to received wisdom. Now it is being challenged by an analysis that questions a key index on which it is based.
Bad weather at the end of September also had an impact on recent figures holding back sales growth in the previous month, with collective like-for-likes up just 0.7 percent which followed a 2.1 percent like-for-like increase for the sector in August.
MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Richmond, British Columbia, on Thurs., Nov. 15, to make an announcement in support of the Canadian wine industry and to highlight the benefits of Growing Forward 2's Innovation and Growth Agenda.
In 1980, forty-eight breweries served the fifty states, and the largest of them had only a quarter of the market. Today, again, the market is overwhelmingly dominated by two: Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors