The just-drinks interview - Davide Campari-Milano

Having not made a major acquisition for a couple of years, Campari was back in the spotlight last month when it acquired Wild Turkey Bourbon from Pernod Ricard. Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz spoke with Olly Wehring about the acquisition, the progress of other brands, including Skyy Vodka and Glen Grant Scotch whisky, and the impact of the recession.

The just-drinks interview – Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Campari

21 May 2009

Having not made a major acquisition for a couple of years, Campari was back in the spotlight last month when it acquired Wild Turkey Bourbon from Pernod Ricard. Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz spoke with Olly Wehring about the acquisition, the progress of other brands, including Skyy Vodka and Glen Grant Scotch whisky, and the impact of the recession.

ITALY: Destocking hampers Davide Campari-Milano in Q1

13 May 2009

Davide Campari-Milano has posted what it has described as an “overall satisfactory” set of results for its first quarter, as destocking dragged on its performance.

FRANCE/US: Pernod Ricard sells Wild Turkey to Gruppo Campari, lowers FY target

8 April 2009

Pernod Ricard has sold its Wild Turkey Bourbon brand to Gruppo Campari. The France-based wine and spirits company, which has been divesting minor brands of late to help pay off its purchase of Vin & Sprit last year, said today (8 April) that it has offloaded the American straight Bourbon brand, along with American Honey liqueur, distillery facilities in Kentucky and related assets, together with aged bulk Bourbon inventory, to Campari for US$575m (EUR433m).

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