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The Global Scope of Counterfeiting – INFOGRAPHIC

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Sep 2017

The Global Scope of Counterfeiting – INFOGRAPHIC

Brand manufacturers are eager to protect consumers from counterfeits, meet the latest regulations and avoid FDA sanctions and recalls. Solutions that track and trace a product through the entire supply chain have become increasingly vital as a result. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, examined this trend in depth by interviewing 75 brand manufacturers, industry experts and technology suppliers. The infographic here...

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China Is Facing An Epidemic Of Counterfeit And Contraband Wine

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Sep 2017

China Is Facing An Epidemic Of Counterfeit And Contraband Wine

In 1985, a single bottle of wine was sold for a record-breaking $157,000 at Christie’s in London. The purchaser was Christopher Forbes, who was bidding on behalf of his father Malcolm Forbes, the founder of this publication. The bottle was the so-called Thomas Jefferson bottle, a 1787 Lafite. It was thought to have the founding father’s initials ‘Th.J’ carved on to the amber green glass. Other...

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Heritage protection is the main issue for French Winemakers

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Aug 2017

Heritage protection is the main issue for French Winemakers

BÉZIERS, France — On a late evening in March, a group of winegrowers wearing black balaclavas forced their way into one of France’s largest wine brokerages and ignited three Molotov cocktails. Within minutes, the business, Passerieux Vergnes Diffusion, was in flames. Vigilante vignerons had previously raided two big wine distributors nearby, in the Languedoc wine-producing region, smashing offices and dumping a river of red wine into the...

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40 million-bottle fake French wine scam probed

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Aug 2017

40 million-bottle fake French wine scam probed

French wine routed through bulk wine trading company Raphael Michel is under investigation for an alleged multi-million-pound fraud operation involving as much as 30 million litres of the alcohol. It is alleged that cheap red table wine was being relabelled and passed off as premium wine. Head of Raphael Michel, Guillaume Ryckwaert (39), was arrested at the end of June and later released on a...

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09 Aug 2011, Shanghai, China --- A passenger is scanning QR codes of the products on offer with a cellphone in a subway supermarket in Shanghai, China, 9 August 2011.    A new mobile shopping experience is coming to major cities around China with a subway network, and is currently being tested in Shanghai and Beijing. Its basically a rip-off of what Tesco Homeplus has done in South Korea. Subway stations have been converted into virtual supermarkets. What you need to do is to scan the QR codes of the products you want, and once youre done with your purchase, the goods are delivered to your doorstep when you get home and are paid upon receipt. --- Image by © Imaginechina/Corbis

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Aug 2017

The rise of the QR code in China

QR codes? Those black-and-white graphics that take you to a URL when scanned with your phone. Sine 2011 they are everywhere. Brands splashed them across posters, put them in shop windows and integrated them into creative advertising. But in 2017 China is definitely addict and it’s part of the daily life over there. QR codes in China are convenient, quick and painless to use, lead...

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Wine counterfeiting. What are the real risks?

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Jul 2017

Wine counterfeiting. What are the real risks?

How much the the French market is affected by the counterfeiting of wines and spirits? How to protect against it? Some  explanations of Aymeric de Clouet, wine expert in Paris. Wines from the estate of Romanée Conti, bottles of Mouton Rothschild, Petrus … Those famous names are also the victims of counterfeits all around the world, and it’s getting worst with the development of Internet...

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Fakes still a problem in China

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Jul 2017

Fakes still a problem in China

Despite increased scrutiny from authorities, fake wines still litter the supply chain in China, undermining consumer confidence. Wine which claims to be something that it is not, whether it’s plonk passing itself off as premier cru or simply a forgery or a well known label, has existed as long as wine has been drunk. It’s also widely documented that in recent years there has been...

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Vinexpo 2017 – A great place to live

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Jul 2017

Vinexpo 2017 – A great place to live

BrandGuard was in Vinexpo! One of the biggest international wine and spirits event, four vibrant days in Bordeaux-France, and about 45,000 people from all over the world. Here a first feedback from Guillaume Deglise, the CEO of WineExpo. « A business oriented salon with new tools. A unique salon with 5 formulas declined all over the world.”  We did more than 2000 meetings “One to Wine...

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BrandGuards Introduces its NFC solution

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Sep 2016

BrandGuards Introduces its NFC solution

On Sep. 20, (2016), BrandGuard will participate in the DevelopEX2016 IoT Conference and Exhibition, presenting for the first time its  nfc-based anti counterfeiting and Product ID management solution. Following its successful introduction of the QR-code based solution, which focuses on the mass-market and low cost products, the nfc-based solution is supplying increased protection to high-end and sensitive products, requiring the most accurate detection and faster...

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Spain losing hundreds of millions to fake alcohol

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Sep 2016

Spain losing hundreds of millions to fake alcohol

The EU Intellectual Property Office estimates its local producers lose €263 million every year thanks to the introduction of counterfeits into the market. In Spain, legitimate producers lose around €173 million a year on alcoholic beverages and €90 million a year on wine. The trend also affects jobs and tax revenues, according to the EU’s Intellectual Property Office’s 8th report on the economic costs of...

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