C&C Gleeson Expands Its Wine Portfolio
C&C Gleeson has expanded its wine portfolio, becoming the exclusive distributor of Accolade Wines in Ireland. Accolade Wines is one of the world’s leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines and was recently awarded International Wine Business of the Year at the prestigious Meininger Awards for Excellence in Wine and Spirits
After today's announcement, C&C Gleeson now manage three of the top five wine brands in Ireland with the Australian wine, Hardys joining Santa Rita and Blossom Hill in their portfolio.
Speaking about the new addition to its portfolio, Conal Cassidy, Head of Wine at C&C Gleeson said; "With an outstanding reputation and established global footprint, Accolade Wines greatly strengthens C&C Gleeson’s New World portfolio, making it a welcome addition to our business.
“In terms of growing the C&C Gleeson wine business, acquiring exclusive distribution rights to Accolade Wines presents us with a strong platform, from which to offer customers across the Republic of Ireland, an extended collection of some of the most popular wine brands not only in Ireland, but globally.”
Commenting on the move to distribute exclusively with C&C Gleeson, Paul Schaafsma, General Manager of Accolade Wines for the UK and Ireland said, "The size and scale of C&C Gleeson offers Accolade Wines the perfect opportunity to increase its distribution reach in Ireland and opens up new and enhanced opportunities for our brands. We look forward to working closely with the experienced C&C Gleeson team, helping to ensure our objectives for Ireland are achieved."
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