In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman

A consumer shift to lower-price Bourbon has begun to eat into Brown-Forman's flagship Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort brands, but several analysts believe the US drinks group remains in decent shape for the longer term, writes Michelle Russell.

In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman

13 March 2009

A consumer shift to lower-price Bourbon has begun to eat into Brown-Forman's flagship Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort brands, but several analysts believe the US drinks group remains in decent shape for the longer term, writes Michelle Russell.

US: Nine-month profit creeps up at "cautious" Brown-Forman

10 March 2009

Brown-Forman has posted a slight lift in net profit for the first nine months of its fiscal year, despite slowing sales in its third quarter.

US: Economy slumps in Q4, spirits sales slowing

27 February 2009

The US economy declined by 6% in the fourth quarter of 2008, more steeply than predicted, as fresh industry figures this week indicate that spirits sales have continued to weaken.

US: Brown-Forman unveils COO succession

25 February 2009

Brown-Forman said today that Mark McCallum has been named to succeed James L. Bareuther as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, from 1 May.

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