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PepsiCo provides US$45m to ease global coronavirus hardship

3 Apr 2020

US beverage giant PepsiCo is putting up US$45m to help fight the global battle against coronavirus, including buying protective gear for frontline workers.

Brown-Forman airs social distancing ad for Jack Daniel's - video

27 Mar 2020

Brown-Forman has rushed out a social distancing-themed online ad for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey brand.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

25 Mar 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. This month, we look at companies' efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

More drinks firms pledge industry support amid coronavirus outbreak

24 Mar 2020

A raft of drinks companies have joined the movement to support the trade and communities struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Distillers in Tennessee face closure as coronavirus measures kick in

20 Mar 2020

A trade association for spirits distillers in the US has warned that some of its members could be driven out of business by the fallout from COVID-19.

Diageo, Accolade Wines staff join growing number of drinks employees working from home

17 Mar 2020

Alcohol producers continue to close offices and encourage remote working as travel restrictions in place to combat coronavirus widen.

Drinks firms tell staff to stay home as US, Europe coronavirus outbreaks spread

16 Mar 2020

Beverage companies in Europe and the US are moving to protect employees from an upsurge in coronavirus outbreaks by closing corporate offices and encouraging their staff to work from home.

Brown-Forman looks to bounce back from Bacardi UK disruption

5 Mar 2020

Brown-Forman management has blamed declines in the UK on the exit of a distribution and sales partnership with Bacardi, but believes the disruption is only short-term.

How did Brown-Forman perform in Q3 & YTD fiscal-2020? - results data

4 Mar 2020

Brown-Forman has downgraded the sales growth forecast for its fiscal-2020, against a backdrop of international tariff rows and a possible coronavirus pandemic.

Brown-Forman Q3 & Year-to-Date fiscal-2020 - preview

3 Mar 2020

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its results from both the third quarter and the first nine months of the group's fiscal-2020. Sales in the first quarter came in flat, while a top-line lift of 6% in Q2 resulted in half-year sales coming in 3% up on the corresponding period a year earlier. Here's a look at the news that will likely shape the group's performance in the three - and nine - months to the end of January.

Brown-Forman's 61.8%-abv Woodford Reserve Batch Proof - Product Launch

12 Feb 2020

Brown-Forman has announced the release of its 2020 annual high-proof expression. Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is bottled at 123.6 proof (61.8% abv). The expression is part of the annual Master’s Collection series.

Brown-Forman redesigns Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire amid slack growth

24 Jan 2020

Brown-Forman has overhauled the packaging for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.

Diageo tops UK brand awareness chart with busy Baileys

22 Jan 2020

Diageo's Baileys has come top of a new UK brand awareness survey after creating some of 2019's biggest "buzz".

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

How did Brown-Forman perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data

5 Dec 2019

A healthy second quarter has boosted Brown-Forman's performance in the first half of the group's fiscal-2020.

Home cocktail system Drinkworks snares Brown-Forman for co-branded cocktails - video

21 Nov 2019

Brown-Forman has signed a deal to provide some of its spirits brands for the Drinkworks home-cocktail production platform.

Brown-Forman lines up skincare executive as next Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands MD

20 Nov 2019

The head of Brown-Forman's operations in Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands has retired, with the group recruiting externally for a replacement.

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.

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