24 May 2013
Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.
21 May 2013
Unique QR codes on alcohol packaging are the only way to eradicate fakes, a counterfeit expert has said.
26 March 2013
Patrón Spirits is set to enter Croatia's spirits market, ahead of the country's entry into the European Union this year, with a distribution deal with Mohor Trgovina.
27 September 2012
Bols Kyndal's Bols Premier XO Excellence
1 June 2012
Founded in 1575, Bols claims to be the oldest spirits brand in the world. After a rocky recent past, the company is back in Dutch hands. just-drinks caught up with Lucas Bols' self-styled “chief energizing officer” Huub van Doorne to talk about the company's plans, the launch of its new yoghurt liqueur and why the brand is big in Japan.
17 May 2012
Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur
5 December 2011
William Grant & Sons is set to switch distribution of its brands in the Netherlands from International Marques to Maxxium Netherlands.
4 November 2011
Central European Distribution Corporation has revised its full-year forecasts as nine-month profits turned to losses after its third quarter.
9 August 2011
Lucas Bols has launched Bols Foam in the UK.
8 October 2010
Lucas Bols' Galliano L’Autentico
4 October 2010
Illva Saronno has signed a deal for Monarq Group to distribute its brands, including Disaronno and Tia Maria, in the Caribbean.
7 July 2010
Investors in the Central European Distribution Corp have backed the company's decision to walk away from a possible takeover of vodka group Nemiroff.
7 July 2010
Central European Distribution Corp (CEDC) has dropped plans to acquire Ukrainian vodka firm Nemiroff.
16 April 2010
Russian Standard has lined up the launch of its namesake vodka brand in the Netherlands through Maxxium in the country.
18 March 2010
Maxxium has assumed distribution control of several Beam Global Spirits & Wine brands in the Netherlands.
1 March 2010
Central European Distribution Corporation has reported a return to profits for its 2009 full-year, but the drinks group has lowered sales and earnings guidance for 2010.
25 August 2009
Maxxium UK has launched a campaign that focuses on Sauza Tequila's high end Hornitos range.
17 April 2009
Belvédère Duty Free has appointed Kyndal India PVT as the duty-free and domestic distributor of Danzka and Sobieski vodkas throughout the Indian subcontinent.
3 March 2009
Scotch whisky distiller The Edrington Group and Lucas Bols are to form a distribution venture in the Netherlands, responsible for brands currently handled by the Maxxium partnership in the country.
27 October 2008
Spirits group Central European Distribution Corporation has said it expects third quarter revenue to rise by 50%, reflecting strong growth in Poland and Russia.
10 September 2008
Lucas Bols has unveiled an addition to its spirits portfolio with the relaunch of Bols Genever in three markets.
5 August 2008
Central European Distribution Corporation has posted a healthy lift in both sales and profits for the first half of this year.
1 May 2008
Central European Distribution Corporation has seen profits soar in its first quarter, according to figures released today (1 May).
29 February 2008
Central European Distribution Corporation has reported a trong set of full year figures, with sales and earnings up as the company benefited from accelerating growth of its key brands and reduced overheads.
18 January 2008
Central European Distribution Corp. has plans to raise its full year 2008 net sales guidance in response to rising consumer demand for premium imported spirits and wines.
21 December 2007
Central European Distribution Corporation has moved forwards with its acquisition of various production and distribution assets related to the parliament vodka brand in the Russian market and abroad.
30 August 2007
Bols plans to launch its Bols Grenadine brand in the UK market in October.
20 July 2007
The US-based Eastern European drinks group CEDC has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of Russian vodka brand Parliament. While some observers have questioned the move, Patience Gould believes the acquisition will give CEDC the infrastructure to build its business in Russia, allowing it to replicate the successful business model it has employed in Poland.
17 July 2007
Central European Distribution Corporation is set to buy a majority stake in the owner of the top selling premium vodka brand in Russia.
10 July 2007
Central European Distribution Corporation has raised its full year 2007 fully diluted earnings per share guidance. The spirits company said it had raised its expectations from US$1.50-$1.66 to US$1.56 - $1.72 and full year 2007 net sales revenue from $1.05-$1.10 billion to $1.10 - $1.15 billion.