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Scotch whisky producers may be agonising over whether flavoured variants offer an effective means of recruiting new consumers and driving growth, but their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic have no such qualms. Indeed, it is the success that flavoured US whiskey brands and spiced rums have had that has prompted Scotch companies to try the flavoured route, even though they are not permitted to call such products 'Scotch whisky'.
There is an air of uncertainty ahead of the release of Diageo's half-year results, due on Thursday.
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With a near-50% combined share of the US whiskey market in the US, it's a wonder that not more is made these days of the complements and contrasts between Beam Suntory and Brown-Forman. In Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's, we even have some healthy headline fodder as well, while the respective companies' forays into the flavoured segment offers an interesting point of difference.
In the second part of just-drinks' interview with Beam Suntory's Europe, Middle East & Africa head, Albert Baladi talks about the company's gin presence, the Africa opportunity and the Travel Retail landscape.
Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc? What brands and regions are shining bright and where are the emerging opportunities? Here, just-drinks catches up with Baladi for his take on the present and the future for Beam Suntory.
Beam Suntory has added an above-VSOP expression to its Cognac portfolio in China.
Molson Coors has poached Beam Suntory's CFO, Mauricio Restrepo, to assume the same position for the brewer.
Beam Suntory has appointed a former Coca-Cola Co executive to fill its vacant chief marketing officer post.
Beam Suntory has said about three-quarters of Laphroaig's releases over the next year will be no-age statement iterations.
Beam Suntory has continued adding to its Laphroaig portfolio in the wake of the brand's 200th anniversary with a new non-age-statement release, Laphroaig Lore.
Beam Suntory has moved the UK distribution of its Sauza Tequilas, Larios Premium 12 gin and Kilbeggan and Tyrconnell whiskey brands from Maxxium to Conviviality's Catalyst Brands.
Beam Suntory has confirmed plans to move its global headquarters to Chicago by the end of 2017.
Beam Suntory has released a new ad campaign for its Cruzan Rum brand.
Suntory Holdings' spirits unit, Beam Suntory, has posted a strong full-year sales rise as continued demand for Bourbon drove performance.
Beam Suntory has lined up a sales, marketing and distribution switch in Kenya, through Edrington’s joint venture with Cyprus-based FIX Wines & Spirits and local partner King Beverage.
Beam Suntory has lined up the first of six 2016 releases for its limited run of Booker's Bourbon in the US.
Beam Suntory and brand partner 50 Cent have released a limited edition Effen Vodka bottle, which features a textured American football sleeve, 50 Cent's golden stamp of approval, his signature and logo.
Beam Suntory has enlisted the global on-trade to add weight to its latest Courvoisier Cognac activation.
Suntory Holdings is to build a testing plant in Texas to help develop new, greener PET bottles.
Beam Suntory has created the role of chief strategy officer, while its chief supply chain officer has decided to step down.
Beam Suntory has launched its latest Jim Beam TV advert in the US, featuring actor Mila Kunis, ahead of a global roll-out.
Beam Suntory has released a 2016 edition of its Sherry cask Yamazaki whisky.
Beam Suntory has snapped up a 50% holding in South Africa's ABV Brands spirits distributor.
Suntory is to increase its Japanese whisky storage capacity by a further 12% with a JPY5bn (US$41m) investment in a new warehouse, a report has said.
Diageo has said it wants to fix its malt Scotch "underperformance" in Travel Retail, with plans to lead the category by 2018.
Beam Suntory has launched a marketing campaign in the US for its Midori melon liqueur brand.
Croatia's largest spirits producer Badel 1862 is to exit the non-alcoholic beverage market, according to a report.
just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.
No self-respecting rapper is without some affiliation to a booze brand. Vodka is de rigueur, thanks to P Diddy and his tie-up with Diageo and Ciroc.
Suntory Holdings Ltd (Beam Suntory) in Spirits (World)
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