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Comment - Red Stag Bourbon helps Fortune ride recession

1 Feb 2010

Bourbon purists saw it as sacrilege, but Beam Global's black cherry-infused version of its flagship Jim Beam brand has been a rare success story on a tough US spirits market in the last year.

Insight - Fortune Brands open to spirits deals, cautious on 2010

29 Jan 2010

Fortune Brands has said that it is on the lookout for potential acquisitions for its spirits business, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, but has predicted slow progress in 2010.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

29 Jan 2010

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

US: Fortune Brands upbeat on FY results, Beam Global profits dip

29 Jan 2010

The parent company of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Fortune Brands, has posted its first quarterly increase in sales in the past eight quarters for the last three months of 2010.

Research - Downturn hampers Tequila export growth

29 Jan 2010

With Tequila’s sales concentrated in the on-trade in most countries apart from its two principal markets, the US and Mexico, the downturn’s negative impact on the on-premise channel is expected to have hit Tequila volumes, and its drive to develop international sales substantially beyond the US, says a new report from just-drinks/IWSR.

just the preview – Fortune Brands' Q4 and FY

28 Jan 2010

Fortune Brands, the parent company of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, will report its fourth quarter and full-year results tomorrow (29 January).

US: Fortune Brands confirms dividend

27 Jan 2010

Fortune Brands, the parent company of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.

GLOBAL: WHO backs price controls to tackle alcohol abuse

26 Jan 2010

Tax rises, price controls and marketing curbs have been recommended as tools for tackling alcohol misuse by the executive board of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

SPAIN: Russian Standard Vodka signs Maxxium deal

18 Jan 2010

Russian Standard Vodka is switching distribution in Spain to Maxxium Espana as it prepares for a bigger sales push in the country.

US: Beam Global's Laphroaig whisky to sponsor curling

14 Jan 2010

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has announced that its Laproaig Scotch whisky brand will sponsor the US Curling Association, as the Winter Olympics approaches.

US: Beam Global creates global whiskey VP post

8 Jan 2010

Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the drinks arm of Fortune Brands, has appointed its first vice president for whiskey.

Review of the Year 2009 - Spirits

22 Dec 2009

Like the other sectors of our industry, the economy cast a shadow over the spirits category in 2009. The aftershocks of the downturn spread around the world, with Scotland appearing to be the epicentre. Olly Wehring looks at the last 12 months for Diageo, Pernod Ricard et al.

just the ten - Top Interviews of 2009

21 Dec 2009

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. Today, it's the Top Ten Most Read Interviews of 2009.

US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine names HR exec

15 Dec 2009

Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the drinks arm of Fortune Brands, has appointed Mindy Mackenzie as senior vice president of human resources.

Focus - The search for value in the spirits market

3 Dec 2009

We all know that Diageo and Pernod Ricard have held all before them in the spirits sector for a number of years. But a new report from Rabobank has shed light on how they have done it, and what the rest of the market needs to do even to come close to keeping pace with the industry’s giants. Ben Cooper reports.

Product Launch - US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine's Sauza, Cruzan Cocktail Cubes

2 Dec 2009

Beam Global Spirits & Wine's Sauza, Cruzan Cocktail Cubes

Insight - Fortune Brands to expand non-US sales

20 Nov 2009

Fortune Brands, owner of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, expects to increase the proportion of its sales from outside of the US, group chief financial officer Craig Omtvedt has told an investor conference.

US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine to close bottling plant

18 Nov 2009

Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the drinks division of Fortune Brands, is to cut costs by closing one of its four bottling plants in the US.

UK: Maxxium to launch 3D Courvoisier promotion

13 Nov 2009

Maxxium UK is to launch a 3D television advert for Courvoisier Cognac.

Insight - Courvoisier cautious on Cognac recovery talk

9 Nov 2009

Courvoisier, the Cognac arm of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, remains cautious on talk of an economic recovery in its key US market, but the group is increasingly upbeat about the UK, Russia and Asia.

Analysis - Premium Scotch whisky on the rocks?

26 Oct 2009

Recent figures from drinks heavyweights Pernod Ricard and Diageo suggest that premium Scotch whisky sales are suffering in the economic dowturn.

US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine cuts jobs in restructure

26 Oct 2009

Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the division of Fortune Brands, is making "modest" job cuts as part of its worldwide restructuring initiative announced this week, just-drinks can confirm.

Insight - Fortune Brands to "ramp up" spirits spend

23 Oct 2009

Fortune Brands is increasing advertising spend behind its major spirits brands, after reporting a pick-up in sales in the third quarter of 2009.

US: Fortune Brands spirits sales flat in Q3

23 Oct 2009

Fortune Brands has reported an 11% fall in group sales for the third quarter of 2009, but sales at drinks arm Beam Global Spirits & Wine were flat against the year before.

Focus - Industry split on drink and drive partnership?

22 Oct 2009

The decision by Pernod Ricard to rejoin the Century Council in the US followed the departure of both Brown-Forman and Jim Beam from NASCAR motor racing sponsorship. As Pernod Ricard’s decision to leave the organisation was linked to the motor racing issue, Ben Cooper finds out whether there was any connection between these events.

US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine looks to realign

20 Oct 2009

Beam Global Spirits & Wine is realigning its organisation, both in the US and internationally.

US: Pernod Ricard to rejoin Century Council

19 Oct 2009

The US arm of Pernod Ricard is set to rejoin the country's spirits trade body, The Century Council.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2009

15 Oct 2009

The duty-free industry’s most important annual trade show, the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition, celebrates its 25th anniversary in Cannes next week. This US$37bn global business has always prided itself on knowing how to throw a good party. But few heading to this year’s show will be in the mood to celebrate the silver jubilee, despite the lavish dinner and rock concert which organiser TFWA has planned. Joe Bates reports.

US: Fortune Brands lines up dividend payment

2 Oct 2009

Fortune Brands has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

25 Sep 2009

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