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Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation

2 Jul 2020

Pernod Ricard has joined the raft of beverage companies in temporarily withdrawing its marketing spend from social media platforms in the US, bolstering the move with the creation of a crowdsourced app to highlight hate speech.

Brown-Forman’s 2020 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon - Product Launch

26 Jun 2020

Brown-Forman has confirmed the release of this year's 'Birthday Bourbon' expression from its Old Forester brand.

How white spirits is trying to ride the hard seltzer craze - comment

25 Jun 2020

While brewers have been racing to enter hard seltzer, spirits brand owners have been slower to jump in, with some preferring to push their existing offerings' seltzer-related cues. Category commentator Richard Woodard considers how successful they've been, so far.

Sazerac Co continues spirits spree, lines up Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy purchase from Constellation Brands

25 Jun 2020

Constellation Brands has secured a buyer for Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, six months after removing the brand from the list of assets included in its proposed multi-brand divestment to E&J Gallo Winery.

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2015-19 - results data

17 Jun 2020

In mid-March, Concha y Toro posted a 7% rise in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The performance was driven by exports of the group's Chilean wine brands while domestic sales were hampered by social unrest towards the end of the year. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance over the last five years.

Why everyone's crying out for a beer, why spirits is causing sleepless nights and why COVID could kill off conferences - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jun 2020

Ian Shackleton may no longer be an investment analyst by profession, but it's the only way he can look at the drinks industry. This month, he returns to just-drinks with thoughts of yesterbeer, some cautionary words for spirits and a telling-off for conference organisers.

Brown-Forman names Jim Perry as next global public affairs director

16 Jun 2020

Brown-Forman has appointed a new director for global public affairs, following incumbent Jim O'Malley's decision to retire.

Sazerac Co to buy three more Brown-Forman brands, Early Times, Canadian Mist and Collingwood

15 Jun 2020

Sazerac Co is to add three more Brown-Forman brands to its spirits stable with the former set to buy Early Times, Canadian Mist and Collingwood from the latter.

Why craft whisky/whiskey will never be the same again - comment

11 Jun 2020

The craft whisk(e)y industry is trapped in a vice, with pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and retaliatory tariffs deepening the cracks that have existed for some time. In her debut for just-drinks, dark spirits category commentator Amy Hopkins forecasts that the road to recovery will be long and hard, and only the strong will survive.

Brown-Forman puts focus on Europe in business restructure

10 Jun 2020

Brown-Forman has created a new reporting region for Europe in a structural shake-up of its operations.

COVID-19 fails to stem premiumisation flow in US spirits - Brown-Forman

10 Jun 2020

The head of Brown-Forman has praised the US spirits consumer for their resilience, with premiumisation in the country's spirits category continuing, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Brown-Forman's long view bodes well to ride the COVID rollercoaster - analysis

10 Jun 2020

As companies across the entire drinks industry reach for their hats, one analyst believes Brown-Forman is better-placed than most to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic intact at worst, unscathed at best.

Brown-Forman's Chambord write-down signals tough times ahead for back-bar stalwarts - comment

10 Jun 2020

Yesterday's results from Brown-Forman have made it clear that when it comes to the fallout from the coronavirus, spirits brands will have vastly differing fortunes.

Diageo's Haig Club RTD range - Product Launch

10 Jun 2020

Diageo has thrown the Haig Club Scotch whisky brand into the RTD category.

Brown-Forman fiscal-2020 - Sales flat as on-premise closures hit Chambord - results data

9 Jun 2020

Brown-Forman has closed out its fiscal-2020 with a double-digit sales slide in the fourth quarter, resulting in a flat top-line for the 12-month period.

Brown-Forman Q4 & fiscal-2020 - preview

8 Jun 2020

Tomorrow (9 June), Brown-Forman will report its results from both the final quarter and the 12 months of the group's fiscal-2020. While sales in the first quarter came in flat, a top-line lift of 6% in Q2 resulted in half-year sales coming in 3% up on the corresponding period a year earlier. March, meanwhile, saw Brown-Forman maintain its 3% growth rate for the first nine months. Here's a look at the news that will likely shape the group's performance in Q4, the three months to the end of April.

Zamora Co dives into RTDs with Cocktail 43 Fresco release

4 Jun 2020

Spanish spirits & liqueur group Zamora Co has entered the RTD category for the first time with the launch of a single-serve cocktail under its Licor 43 brand.

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's canned cocktails & hard seltzer - Product Launch

1 Jun 2020

Brown-Forman has launched a range of RTD cocktails under the Jack Daniel's brand, including a hard seltzer.

Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cocktail Bitters - Product Launch

20 May 2020

Brown-Forman has launched a cocktail bitters under its Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand.

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

11 May 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. Here, a little later than planned, is a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Brown-Forman moves on from Bacardi with new UK distribution arm

1 May 2020

Brown-Forman has launched its own UK distribution unit following the end of the company's long-running joint-venture in the market with Bacardi.

Drinkworks rolls out Jack Daniel's cocktail pod

21 Apr 2020

Drinkworks, a company that produces at-home alcoholic beverage machines that work like a Nespresso, has unveiled the first cocktail pod to come out of a partnership with Brown-Forman.

Treasury Wine Estates' Penfolds demerger - Seriously, what is the point? - comment

8 Apr 2020

In announcing the initial conclusions of a recent business review, Treasury Wine Estates today prompted the very simple question: Why?

Former Treasury Wine Estates executive to head up Diageo in Australia

8 Apr 2020

Diageo has appointed a former senior executive at Treasury Wines Estates as the new MD of its operations in Australia.

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.

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