Gaja has signed a distribution agreement with Hatch Mansfield, a wholesaler and importer based in the UK.

Hatch Mansfield is owned by a group of independent, family-owned wine producers. The agreement allows the company to become the UK importer for the Gaja, Ca’Marcanda and Pieve Santa Restituta estates, taking over management from Armit Wines, Vinum Terra and Bibendum.

Gaja will become a part of Hatch Mansfield’s wine portfolio and the collaboration will come into effect from 1 March 2019, covering both on and off-trade.

Greene Concepts has agreed to acquire a 60,000ft² bottling and beverage facility.

The transaction involves the acquisition of all facility assets, including land and equipment.

The deal will allow Greene Concepts to manufacture cannabidiol (CBD) infused beverages, pH-balanced drinks, spring water and enhanced athletic drinks.

It is also in line with Greene Concepts’ transition from an ink technology business to a speciality beverage and bottling business.

Columbia Distributing has agreed to acquire certain Graybeal Distributing Company assets.

“The Coca-Cola Company has acquired Costa from Whitbread for $4.9bn.”

Both the companies involved in the transaction are distributors of alcoholic beverages based in the US, while Columbia Distributing also handles non-alcoholic beverages.

Sazerac has acquired an additional 20% stake in John Distilleries Private (JDPL) from Gaja Capital for £116m ($147.5m).

Based in the US, Sazerac is an alcoholic beverage company, while JDPL owns a range of whisky, brandy, rum, wine and single malt brands.

Sazerac acquired a prior 23% stake in JDPL from Gaja capital in October 2018. This latest transaction brings Sazerac’s stake to 43%.

The Coca-Cola Company has acquired Costa from Whitbread for $4.9bn.

The transaction enables The Coca-Cola Company to enter the global coffee business.

Founded in 1971, Costa is a coffee brand that operates 4,000 retail outlets, a coffee vending operation, at-home coffee formats and a roastery.