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Comment - Spirits - Is Marketing Twisting the Meanings of Words?

21 May 2015

In the battle for consumers' hearts and minds, are drinks companies overlooking the widely-held definitions of words and phrases? Is there leeway to argue that certain terms may not mean exactly what consumers perceive? Ian Buxton considers the evidence.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

15 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Constellation Brands poaches Jared Fix from Beam Suntory

12 May 2015

Constellation Brands has confirmed a change of chief marketing officer, with Chris Fehrnstrom making way for Jared Fix.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

8 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Preview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference

7 May 2015

Ahead of next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, Joe Bates surveys the Travel Retail landscape in the region.

Beam Suntory defeats Maker's Mark 'handmade' lawsuit

5 May 2015

Beam Suntory has said a US judge's dismissal of an accusation Maker's Mark Bourbon uses false advertising sends a "strong message" to people seeking to profit from "irresponsible litigation".

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

1 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Beam Suntory to strip down regional units

27 Apr 2015

Beam Suntory is to combine two of its regional business units to create a larger international division.

Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Laphroaig 15-Year-Old

20 Apr 2015

As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations for Islay single malt Scotch whisky Laphroaig, brand owner Beam Suntory has announced the limited re-release of the Laphroaig 15-year-old expression.

just the Winners - San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Best in Show - Part I

8 Apr 2015

Late last month, the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place. Last week, the list of Best in Show awards was released. Here is part one of the full list of winners.

Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum

7 Apr 2015

Beam Suntory has launched another flavour extension for its Cruzan rum brand.

Beam Suntory switches Colorado distribution to Republic National Distributing Co

7 Apr 2015

Beam Suntory is to change its distributor in Colorado from Southern Wine & Spirits to Republic National Distributing Co.

Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Pinnacle Cucumber Vodka

25 Mar 2015

Beam Suntory has launched a cucumber-flavoured variant of its Pinnacle vodka brand for the US market.

Edrington names European Travel Retail head

23 Mar 2015

Edrington has appointed a head of its European Travel Retail unit, which is due to launch next week.

Beam Suntory pleads common-sense in 'handcrafted' court fight - report

20 Mar 2015

Beam Suntory has defended the use of the word “handcrafted” on its Jim Beam Bourbon bottles, reportedly saying the term cannot infer that no machinery was used in the production process.

Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Hornitos Spiced Honey

18 Mar 2015

Beam Suntory has lined up the launch of a flavoured extension of its Hornitos Tequila brand.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

13 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

just On Call - Stock Spirits keen to buy, despite M&A stall

12 Mar 2015

The head of Stock Spirits has reiterated his disappointment at the company's failure to land an acquisition last year, but has maintained that the firm is still conducting negotiations.

Update – Beam Suntory drops Pernod Ricard for Bacardi in Brazil

10 Mar 2015

Bacardi has provided further details on last week's announcement that its Brazilian division will handle the sales and distribution of Beam Suntory's brands in the country.

Maxxium UK appoints new MD

10 Mar 2015

Maxxium UK is promoting an internal candidate to head up the unit in the wake of Huw Pennell's upcoming departure.

Bacardi to distribute Beam Suntory brands in Brazil

6 Mar 2015

Bacardi is to handle Beam Suntory's brands in Brazil after details of a new deal were announced today.

The just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part II

4 Mar 2015

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.

Beam Suntory strikes Baltics tie-up with SPI's Amber Beverage Group

3 Mar 2015

Beam Suntory is boosting its partnership with SPI Group-owned Amber Beverage Group (ABG) in the Baltic states.

The just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part I

2 Mar 2015

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.

Pinnacle Vodka, Skinnygirl Europe plans on "back burner" - Beam Suntory

2 Mar 2015

Two of Beam Suntory's high profile US brands will not be appearing in Europe for the foreseeable future as the group focusses on other priorities, one of the firm's senior executives has revealed.

Suntory Holdings seeks to "eclipse" Diageo, Pernod Ricard in whiskey - report

23 Feb 2015

The CEO of Suntory Holdings expects the company to overtake Diageo and Pernod Ricard as the world's biggest whiskey company, according to reports over the weekend.

Focus - Suntory Holdings' FY Performance By Category, Region, Brand

19 Feb 2015

Earlier this week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's beverage results:

Beam Suntory shifts Suntory brands to Maxxium in UK

17 Feb 2015

Beam Suntory has added a raft of spirits brands to the books of its Maxxium sales, marketing and distribution joint-venture in the UK.

Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2015-1

13 Feb 2015

Beam Suntory has released the latest edition of its Booker's Bourbon iteration in the US.

Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Devil’s Cut & Cola 9% RTD

10 Feb 2015

Beam Suntory has launched a new Jim Beam RTD for its Devil's Cut range in Australia.

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