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Coca-Cola HBC eyes full-year growth after Q3 rise - results data

13 Nov 2019

Coca-Cola HBC has remained on track for full-year growth targets after a Q3 that continued its solid performance for the year so far.

Brown-Forman takes GlenDronach single malts to US

28 Oct 2019

Brown Forman has lined up the release of two new single malts from The GlenDronach distillery in the US.

The tariff war squib, Pernod Ricard's activist success and the latest round of drinks companies' results - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Oct 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, casts his eye this month over the escalating - or not - tariff row and its effect on spirits brand owners. Ian also has some warm words for Pernod Ricard and makes some cautiously upbeat sounds about the current results reporting season.

Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Chocolate Malted Rye - Product Launch

17 Oct 2019

Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Chocolate Malted Rye

Ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh resurfaces with Brockmans Gin - just-drinks comments

14 Oct 2019

UK gin producer Brockmans has welcomed a former CEO of Diageo to its board.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

9 Oct 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Major spirits brands dodge the US tariff bullet... for now - Analysis

7 Oct 2019

Last week, the US Government announced a list of imported European goods that from 18 October will be subject to extra tariffs. The list, which includes a range of spirits and liqueurs, was expected since the World Trade Organisation sided with the US in a long-running battle with the EU over aeroplane subsidies.

Can Brown-Forman ride Jack Daniel's brand equity with Tennessee Apple? - Editor's Viewpoint

2 Oct 2019

Four months after flagging the booming growth of flavoured whiskies in the US, Brown-Forman has lined up the addition of another expression of its flagship Jack Daniel's whiskey brand in the country. Tennessee Apple, announced this week, is the third flavoured variant in the Brown-Forman stable, joining Tennessee Fire and Tennessee Honey. Could the new iteration stretch Brown-Forman's flavoured whiskey stable too far?

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple - Product Launch

1 Oct 2019

Brown-Forman has confirmed the long-expected release of an apple-flavoured variant of its flagship Jack Daniel's American whiskey.

Brown-Forman confirms Sophia Angelis as Jack Daniel's MD

27 Sep 2019

Brown-Forman has recruited internally to fill the MD role for its Jack Daniel’s Brands division.

Brown-Forman appoints Matias Bentel as new chief brands officer

12 Sep 2019

Brown-Forman has named Matias Bentel as its next chief brands officer.

Why a poor first-quarter won't cause sleepless nights for Brown-Forman - Analysis

30 Aug 2019

Against a backdrop of mid-single-digit sales rises for its spirits peers, Brown-Forman would be forgiven had it taken a doom-and-gloom stance after posting a flat performance in quarter one this week.

How did Brown-Forman perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data

28 Aug 2019

A strong showing in its home market has failed to offset the damage inflicted by the global tariff war on Brown-Forman, with fiscal first-quarter sales signalling a halt to recent growth for the US-based group.

Brown-Forman follows Bacardi in Monarq distribution tie-up in Caribbean

14 Aug 2019

Brown-Forman has farmed out its distribution operations in a raft of Caribbean markets to Monarq Group.

How did Coca-Cola HBC perform in the first half of 2019? - results

8 Aug 2019

No-sugar sodas helped deliver a solid sales increase for Coca-Cola HBC in the first half of the year.

Bacardi, Brown-Forman to disband UK partnership

30 Jul 2019

Bacardi and Brown-Forman are to end their long-running UK sales and distribution partnership next year.

Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniels Tennessee Tasters’ Selection series Barrel Proof Rye and Reunion Barrel #2 - Product Launch

12 Jul 2019

Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniels Tennessee Tasters’ Selection series Barrel Proof Rye and Reunion Barrel #2 - Product Launch

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II

11 Jul 2019

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

World Spirits Alliance trade organisation comes into being

10 Jul 2019

A raft of spirits companies and trade organisations have combined forces to create a worldwide trade association for the spirits category.

"We're a victim of the tariff war" - Beam Suntory CEO - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

8 Jul 2019

The head of Beam Suntory has admitted to just-drinks that the ongoing tariff disputes between the US and a raft of the country's export markets are causing concern for the group's American whiskey operations.

Pernod Ricard is back in Kentucky with Rabbit Hole Whiskey, but why did it ever leave? - Comment

14 Jun 2019

Ten years ago, Pernod Ricard sold Wild Turkey Bourbon to Campari Group. Today, as the French spirits group announces the purchase of Louisville's Rabbit Hole Whiskey, the question is not why the group has returned to the Kentucky Bourbon category, the real puzzle is, why did it exit in the first place?

Brown-Forman steps into gin with purchase of Fords Gin owner The 86 Co

10 Jun 2019

Brown-Forman has finally entered the gin category with the acquisition of The 86 Co, owner of the Fords Gin range.

Brown-Forman eyes bigger bite of flavoured whiskies with Tennessee Apple launch

6 Jun 2019

The CEO of Brown-Forman has outlined high hopes for next year's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple launch, claiming that sales of flavoured whiskies in the US have overtaken flavoured vodkas.

How did Brown-Forman perform in fiscal-2019? - results data

5 Jun 2019

Brown-Forman has maintained its 5% sales growth rate through the end of its lastest fiscal year, although tariffs pulled on the group's top-line performance in reported terms.

Brown-Forman releases second Jack Daniel's Legacy Edition

15 May 2019

Brown-Forman-owned Jack Daniel’s has released the second in its Legacy Edition series, featuring a limited-edition label inspired by one used by the brand more than a century ago.

Brown Forman's Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails Southern Citrus - Product Launch

7 May 2019

Brown-Forman has launched a new flavour in its Jack Daniel's RTD malted beverage range, Country Cocktails.

Brown-Forman lines up new Jack Daniel's TV campaign - video

1 May 2019

Brown-Forman has released details of a new advertising campaign for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey brand.

Brown-Forman launches Jack Daniel's AR app - video

18 Apr 2019

Brown-Forman has launched an augmented reality app to boost consumer engagement with its Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey brand.

Brown-Forman brings Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey to US

15 Apr 2019

Brown-Forman has released a "double-barreled and double-mellowed" expression of its flagship Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey in the US.

The end for ZBB, the end of the wine & spirits combo and the end of provenance - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Mar 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers whether the Brazilian approach to business has had its day, whether Pernod Ricard will finally follow its spirits peers out of the wine category,  and whether global trade wars will dent the concept of provenance.





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