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UK: Maxxium extends warehousing partnership

4 Sep 2012

UK distributor Maxxium has renewed its long-standing partnership with logistics firm Norbert Dentressangle until June 2014.

FRANCE/UK: Rémy Cointreau completes Bruichladdich buy

3 Sep 2012

Rémy Cointreau has today (3 September) confirmed the completion of its acquisition of Bruichladdich Distillery Company, the Islay-based Scotch whisky producer.

AUS: Beam Inc unveils RTD party kegs as beer alternative

3 Sep 2012

Beam Inc has launched two of its Australian RTDs in a five-litre keg format ahead of the summer events season.

Product Launch - AUS: Beam Inc's Jim Beam Devil’s Cut

3 Sep 2012

Beam Inc's Jim Beam Devil’s Cut

US: Cocktail menus go classic - study

30 Aug 2012

Classic cocktails have expanded their footprint in US bars and restaurants over the past three years as consumers and mixers get back to basics, a new study has shown.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

24 Aug 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week

US: Beam Inc readies 1979 stock issue closure

23 Aug 2012

Beam is calling time on on its convertible preferred stock that was issued back in 1979.

US: Beam Inc still a "logical" acquisition target - analyst

20 Aug 2012

Beam Inc is still a "logical target" for a larger competitor, but recent moves suggest the group is more focused on consolidating its own position, an analyst has said.

US: Beam Inc to eschew M&A for brand building - analyst

6 Aug 2012

Beam Inc will spend the rest of this year focusing on brand building rather than getting involved in more M&A activity, an analyst has forecast.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

3 Aug 2012

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

US: Bourbon, Skinnygirl sales boost Beam's H1 profits

2 Aug 2012

Beam Inc has reported a double-digit jump in first-half profits driven by demand for its Bourbon brands and the Skinnygirl range.

just On Call - Tequila is "very important" for us - Beam Inc CEO

2 Aug 2012

The head of Beam Inc has said that Tequila is "very important" for the group and predicts it will be an "attractive" global category for the long-term.

US: Beam Inc boosts Iowa reach with new distribution deal

31 Jul 2012

Beam Inc is aiming to expand its reach in Iowa after signing a "long-term" exclusive distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWS).

US: Beam Inc details dividend payment

25 Jul 2012

Beam Inc has released details of its latest dividend payment.

FRANCE/UK: Remy Cointreau seals US$90.3m Bruichladdich buy

23 Jul 2012

Remy Cointreau has concluded its hunt for Bruichladdich Distillery Company with a GBP58m (US$90.3m) purchase of the Islay-based Scotch whisky producer.

US: Beam Inc adds to board with former P&G exec

23 Jul 2012

Beam Inc has increased the size of its board with the addition of a former Procter & Gamble executive.

EUROPE: SWA launches two-pronged minimum pricing legal challenge

19 Jul 2012

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has launched a major European and domestic legal challenge to Scotland's plans for minimum pricing, backed by two other trade bodies.

US: Southern Wine & Spirits of America ties up Ste Michelle deal in Minnesota

17 Jul 2012

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has signed a deal to distribute Ste Michelle Wine Estates in Minnesota.

The Wehring Interview - Remy Martin CEO Patrick Piana - Part II

12 Jul 2012

Earlier this week, we ran part one of our interview with the CEO of Remy Martin, Patrick Piana. Here, in the second and concluding part, Piana looks at the emerging markets as well as the mature markets of the US and Western Europe, and argues for value over volume in the Cognac category.

Comment - Spirits - Seeing Through the Islay Mist

12 Jul 2012

Patience Gould is keen to snap you romanticists back into the real world. Brace yourselves...

UK: Beam Inc hands Cooley distribution to Maxxium UK

27 Jun 2012

Beam Inc is set to take the UK distribution of its recently-acquired Cooley Distillery in-house from Eaux de Vie.

UK: Red Stag by Jim Beam gets fresh UK push

20 Jun 2012

The UK arm of Maxxium has unveiled details of another push for Red Stag by Jim Beam in the country, with a GBP500,000 (US$786,285) media campaign aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds.

Comment - Spirits - Beam Buy Takes White Rock to End of the Line

18 Jun 2012

It was the automated switchboard that suggested something had changed. A couple of weeks ago it answered calls with a cheery “Welcome to White Rock Distilleries”. When I called last week it said: “Thank you for calling Jim Beam, Maine.”

GLOBAL: Carlsberg joins ICAP

8 Jun 2012

Carlsberg has become an International Center for Alcohol Policies sponsor company, the US-based think tank announced today (8 June).

US: Vodka still cream of US crop - figures

7 Jun 2012

New dessert flavours have boosted vodka's continung popularity in the US spirits market, while whiskey's resurgence continues unabated, according to an analyst's study of the country's fastest-growing spirits brands.

UK: Maxxium spends GBP1.5m on Famous Grouse, Black Grouse push

7 Jun 2012

Maxxium UK has invested around GBP1.5m (US$2.32m) on two new TV campaigns to push the Edrington Group's Famous Grouse and Black Grouse brands in the UK.

US: Beam Inc gets in the mix with Pucker vodka ad campaign

6 Jun 2012

Beam Inc has lined up a US marketing campaign for its Pucker vodka brand as a top DJ gets behind two recently-launched flavours.

UK: Beam Inc's Red Stag rolls out club promotion

28 May 2012

Beam Inc partner Maxxium UK has announced the launch of a music-themed marketing campaign in the UK for its Red Stag brand.

US: Skinnygirl Cocktails launches first TV ad campaign

24 May 2012

A new multi-million dollar advertising campaign has been launched for Skinnygirl Cocktails, including the brand's first national television commercial.

Product Launch – TRAVEL RETAIL: Beam Inc's Jim Beam 1795

24 May 2012

Beam Inc's Jim Beam 1795

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