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US: Beam Inc plans bottling operations shake-up

25 Jan 2013

Beam Inc has revealed plans to move the US bottling of Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum to its Kentucky site as part of a “consolidation” exercise.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

25 Jan 2013

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

Research in Focus - Emerging Markets Not Always the Answer

25 Jan 2013

While there has been huge focus in the spirits sector on emerging markets in recent years, a new report from Euromonitor International suggests prioritising development in these up-and-coming regions will not be the optimal growth strategy for all companies.

Preview of the Year - 2013 - Part III: Spirits

24 Jan 2013

In this, the third part of Euromonitor International's preview of the year ahead, senior alcoholic drinks analysts Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis turn their attention to the global spirits category. What trends can we expect to see in 2013?

Product Launch - US: Diageo's Bulleit 10 Years Old

24 Jan 2013

Diageo's Bulleit 10 Years Old

US: Beam Inc offloads budget brands to Luxco for US$65m

21 Jan 2013

Beam Inc has agreed to sell a group of its “economy” spirit brands to Luxco for around US$65m.

GLOBAL: Majors tighten grip on global spirits sector - research

21 Jan 2013

The world's largest spirits groups are continuing to increase their share of the global spirits market, a new report from Euromonitor International has found.

UK: Maxxium renews Famous Grouse's rugby ties

17 Jan 2013

The Famous Grouse's links to Scottish rugby will continue after a new three-year sponsorship deal was signed, its UK distributor Maxxium has said.

Product Launch - US: Treasury Wine Estates’ The Skinny Vine

16 Jan 2013

Treasury Wine Estates’ The Skinny Vine

The just-drinks Interview - Paul Varga, CEO of Brown-Forman - Part II

18 Dec 2012

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with Paul Varga, the CEO of Brown-Forman discussed the company's portfolio and prospects in emerging markets. In this second - and final - part, Varga details the company's take on the mergers & acquisitions scene in the global spirits industry, and the roll of innovation as an alternative to M&A.

just the Ten - Top Interviews of 2012

18 Dec 2012

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read interviews on just-drinks in 2012.

JAPAN: Suntory confirms shake-up, plans "aggressive" M&A

18 Dec 2012

Suntory Holdings has confirmed plans for a major shake-up, including a raft of new executive appointments and a more “aggressive” M&A strategy.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

14 Dec 2012

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

JAPAN: Suntory Holdings calms unit listing talk

12 Dec 2012

Suntory Holdings has spoken out after reports claim that it plans to raise up to US$6bn by selling shares in its non-alcoholic drinks and food business.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Beam Inc's Casa Sauza XA, Edición Limitada

12 Dec 2012

Beam Inc's Casa Sauza XA, Edición Limitada

Comment – Wehring's Way – Diageo & Jose Cuervo: Beam is for Bourbon

11 Dec 2012

Within minutes of this morning's announcement, the wires started glowing red. Diageo isn't buying Jose Cuervo, so it'll probably look to buy Sauza. So, Beam Inc will be next on the drinks giant's shopping list, right?

MEXICO/UK: Diageo to quit Jose Cuervo deal

11 Dec 2012

Talks between Diageo and the Beckmann family have collapsed, leaving the latter without a global distributor for its Jose Cuervo Tequila brand and the former with a clear gap in its spirits portfolio.

UK: Diageo to focus on Don Julio rather than Beam Inc - analyst

11 Dec 2012

Diageo will focus on innovation within its existing Tequila portfolio after the end of its Jose Cuervo tie-up, but a lead role in a move for Beam Inc seems unlikely, an analyst has forecast.

Product Launch - IRELAND: Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín

11 Dec 2012

Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín

US: Beam Inc silent on Diageo, Suntory takeover talk

10 Dec 2012

Beam Inc has declined to comment on reports linking Diageo and Suntory to a takeover bid for the US spirits firm.

US: Beam Inc ups Irish whiskey interest with 2 Gingers buy

10 Dec 2012

Beam Inc is set to bbost its Irish whiskey portfolio with the acquisition of the 2 Gingers brand.

Comment - Wehring's Way - Diageo Keen on Beam? Not Right Now

9 Dec 2012

Hats off the Sunday Telegraph for breaking the story today (9 December) that Diageo has been sniffing around Beam Inc.

UK: Diageo, Suntory mull move for Beam Inc - report

9 Dec 2012

A report in a UK newspaper today (9 December) has claimed that Diageo and Suntory held talks earlier this year with a view to making a move for Beam Inc.

UK: Maxxium puts 223-year-old Courvoisier on show

6 Dec 2012

Maxxium has unveiled the world's oldest Courvoisier vintage in London.

SPAIN: Mahou-San Miguel to open international business unit

29 Nov 2012

Mahou-San Miguel has appointed the former CEO of Russian Standard International to head up its newly-created international business unit.

US: Beam Inc gives digital push to Canadian Club

28 Nov 2012

Beam Inc has launched a digital marketing push for its Canadian Club brand targeting males outside the whiskey sector.

IRELAND: New Irish whiskey distillery to start production this week

26 Nov 2012

A new whiskey distillery in Ireland - the first in 47 years - is set to officially start production this week.

CHINA: Cognac market still fertile despite slowdown - analyst

23 Nov 2012

China's Cognac market is slowing down but there is still plenty of room for growth, an analyst has said.

US: Beam Inc gets behind Pinnacle Vodka with ad push

21 Nov 2012

Beam Inc has launched a US advertising campaign for Pinnacle Vodka seven months after acquiring the brand.

US: Beam Inc to open new US$1.7m Kentucky business centre

9 Nov 2012

Beam Inc has announced plans for a new US$1.7m downtown business centre in Louisville, Kentucky to centralise its North American business.

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