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just The Preview - Beam Inc's Q3 & YTD

Beam Inc will release its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Thursday (31 October). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's h...

Beam, CEDC & Stock - Reading Between the Lines

The news that Beam Inc has switched distributors in Poland doesn't really sound like one for the conspiracy theorists, does it?...


Can SPI Group Unhook Stolichnaya From Gay Boycott

Andy Morton | 26 Jul 2013

The gay community in the US has, understandably, reacted angrily to new laws in Russia that outlaw so-called “homosexual propaganda” and gay adoption.


'Tariko Looks to Raise Standard with CEDC Takeo'

Chris Mercer | 11 Jun 2013

Russian Standard is now the world's second largest vodka producer after finally getting full control of Central European Distribution Corp (CEDC). But how will it handle the troubled group and where will in benefit? Chris Mercer investigates.


just The Facts - Russian Standard's CEDC takeover

Andy Morton | 7 Jun 2013

On Wednesday, Russian Standard announced it had taken sole control of Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC). Here we take a look at some of the facts and figures as a result of the deal:


CEDC Pays Price for Past Debts

Andy Morton | 8 Apr 2013

When Central European Distribution Corporation confirmed yesterday (7 April) that it is set to file for bankruptcy in a US court, it marked a new low for the company whose crippling debts will likely see it become wholly-owned by one of its main competitors, Russian Standard.

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks interview – CEDC

Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2007

On the back of a raft of acquisitions, Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) has grown to become a major force in both the Polish and Hungarian spirits markets. Bill Carey, the company’s chairman, president and CEO, spoke with Olly Wehring about CEDC’s rapid rise to prominence and its plans for further expansion the Central and Eastern European region.

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Product Launch - POLAND: Zubrówka Zlota

James Wilmore | 10 Jul 2014

Russian Standard has launched a new flavoured variant of its Polish vodka brand Zubrówka.


Concha y Toro eyes growth with Russia deal

Andy Morton | 10 Feb 2014

Chilean wine maker Concha y Toro has switched the distribution of its portfolio in Russia to Russian Standard.


Russian Standard takes Heaven Hill distribution

Andy Morton | 10 Dec 2013

Russian Standard's distribution arm Roust Inc has taken over a second distribution deal from its subsidiary, the Whitehall Group.


Russian Standard takes Cuervo Russia distribution

Richard Woodard | 9 Dec 2013

Russian Standard distribution arm Roust Inc has taken over the marketing and distribution of Jose Cuervo Tequila in Russia from Whitehall Group.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

James Wilmore | 15 Nov 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Diageo deal "complementary" - Stock Spirits CEO

Andy Morton | 13 Nov 2013

Stock Spirits Group's CEO has said his firm's new alliance with Diageo is “complimentary” and won't see the two companies' brands competing against each other.


Russian Standard unveils online star for new ad

Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2013

Russian Standard has signed up a “performance philosopher” made famous online to star in its new global ad campaign.


New Amsterdam Spirits launches vodka TV ad - video

Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2013

New Amsterdam Spirits has launched its first US nation-wide TV campaign for its namesake vodka brand.


CEDC back on even keel - Russian Standard

Andy Morton | 11 Nov 2013

Russian Standard has told just-drinks it has “stabilised” its recent acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation and will not cut jobs at the Zubrówka vodka maker for the foreseeable future.


Russian Standard hands Zubrówka to Lixir

Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2013

Russian Standard acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation has appointed Lixir to distribute its Polish vodka brand Zubrówka across France.


Stock Spirits eyes IPO as purchase springboard

Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2013

Stock Spirits will use its recently-announced initial public offering (IPO) to target acquisitions in new Central and Eastern European markets, the company's CEO has told just-drinks.


Beam hands Poland distribution to Stock Spirits

James Wilmore | 28 Aug 2013

Beam Inc has cancelled a distribution deal with CEDC in Poland to sign a new agreement with Stock Spirits Group (SSG).


Russian Standard recruits CEDC Poland chief

Olly Wehring | 22 Aug 2013

Russian Standard has appointed a president for the Polish operations of recently-acquired Central European Distribution Corp.


Russian Standard Europe MD steps down

Olly Wehring | 15 Aug 2013

Russian Standard has confirmed to just-drinks that the managing director of its European operations has left the company.

Latest blogs

Polish vodkas prove their worth in Ukraine

Andy Morton | 26 Jan 2015

One, perhaps minor, consequence of the conflict in Ukraine appears to be a fall in sales of Russian vodka in the country.

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