[1 May/National Business Review]

Craft brewer, Moa, has teamed up with New Zealand’s largest wine exporter, Constellation Brands New Zealand, to create a channel that will allow Moa to distribute its beers through Constellation’s network. Constellation is one of the world’s largest alcoholic beverage companies. Constellation’s New Zealand President, Simon Towns, said craft beer was a powerful contributor to alcohol beverage growth. He added that they had been watching the growth both locally and globally, and that they were excited to work with Moa. Moa Chief Executive, Geoff Ross, noted the collaboration created a beverage portfolio and servicing model that delivered benefits to both customers and consumers. He said the market told them that customers wanted experienced partners who could bring them insight and innovation to grow their beverage business.