'Constellation' in, Canandaigua out

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Alcoholic beverages marketer Canandaigua Brands, Fairport, N.Y., said its will change its name to Constellation Brands effective Sept. 20 pending shareholder approval. It said its operating units--Barton, Canandaigua Wine, Franciscan Estates and (in the U.K.) Matthew Clark--will retain their names and current operating structure. The Constellation name "serves as a more apt description of a company that has grown in both the breadth and depth of its product lines as well as its geographic reach,'' said Chairman-President-CEO Richard Sands.

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