SPI has changed the name of its Latvian distribution arm to Amber Distribution Latvia

SPI has changed the name of its Latvian distribution arm to Amber Distribution Latvia

SPI Group has announced a name change for its Latvian distribution arm.

SPI Distribution (Latvia) will become Amber Distribution Latvia. SPI also operates wine and spirits producer Amber Beverage Group in the region.

According to Seymour Ferreira, board chairman of Amber Beverage Group, the new company name better reflects the affiliation between the two arms of the business. Amber Beverage Group was created last year and combined SPI's Baltic units, including beverage producer Latvijas Balzams.

The distributor is said to be the largest in Latvia and manages Amber Beverage Group-owned brands including Riga Black Balsam, Bonaparte and Riga Sparkling Wine as well as international brands including SPI-owned Stolichnaya as well as Remy Martin, Tullamore Dew and Jagermeister. It also represents beers and soft drinks.

Amber Distribution Latvia (formerly SPI Distribution (Latvia)) had gross turnover in 2014 of more than EUR 87.5m.

Last month, SPI created new senior positions for its Stolichnaya brand.