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Why spirits firms are willing to pay for potential

This month, spirits columnist Richard Woodard takes a closer look at why the world's largest spirits firms are investing in relatively small...

How much longer can US whiskey keep growing?

It's been one of the success stories of the Century so far. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton looks at US whiskey to see if an end to the categ...

Olly Wehring | 27 Feb 2017

Ahead of the release tomorrow of Gruppo Campari's results for the fourth quarter and the 12 months of 2016, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of December for the Milan-headquartered group.

Olly Wehring | 3 Mar 2016

Like the Cognac segment's issues in China, or Anheuser-Busch InBev's desire to rule the brewing world, or Coca-Cola Co's attempts to surf the healthier beverage wave, Campari's troubles in recent years have been a story that has written itself.

Richard Woodard | 14 Jan 2016

Since almost the turn of the Century, it's been all about the BRICs. Brazil, Russia, India and China have spent the last 16 years as the focus for growth for every drinks company out there. Richard Woodard takes a look at the four countries and surveys their importance in 2016.

Lucy Britner | 12 Nov 2015

The US has long been perceived as the pot of gold at the end of the spirits rainbow. According to figures released by the country's Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), earlier this year, the share for spirits in 2014 rose to 35.2% - US$4.2bn - from 34.7% the prior year, marking the fifth consecutive year of growing market share. Despite the attractive figures, for some, finding the end of the rainbow has proved to be a challenge.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 30 Mar 2015

This week, we speak to the founder of wine and spirits management consultancy Artisan Source, and just-drinks subscriber, Martin Jones.

Andy Morton | 6 Nov 2013

Two months ago, CL World Brands sold the Thomas Hine & Co Cognac house to EDV SAS for an undisclosed fee. just-drinks caught up with Hine's MD, François Le Grelle, at the Cannes World Exhibition last month to talk about the change, what life is like away from CL's parent, CL Financial, and why Chinese Cognac drinkers will prove more loyal than Japan's.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 30 May 2017

The UK unit of Campari has rolled out its Crodino non-alcoholic aperitif in the market.

Andy Morton | 10 May 2017

Campari's Q1 results, released yesterday, were strong enough on their own terms. But the quarter was given a little extra pop, thanks to the benevolence of an unlikely source - the Italian tax authorities.

Andy Morton | 9 May 2017

Gruppo Campari's sales and profits jumped in Q1 as its acquisition of Grand Marnier boosted an already solid quarter. 

Andy Morton | 31 Jan 2017

Gruppo Campari has joined Beam Suntory in expanding its ties with US distributor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

Lucy Britner | 24 Jan 2017

Gruppo Campari has unveiled a new marketing initiative for its namesake brand as it looks to move away from the Campari Calendar. 

Lucy Britner | 4 Oct 2016

Gruppo Campari has launched a limited edition label for its namesake brand, as it looks to highlight Campari's use in a Negroni cocktail.

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2016

Gruppo Campari's CEO has warned that Wild Turkey's honey extensions are dragging down performance for the otherwise fast-growing Bourbon brand.

Lucy Britner | 23 Jun 2016

Gruppo Campari's UK unit has revamped the white rum and coconut brand Koko Kanu as it looks to attract 'urbanite' drinkers. 

Lucy Britner | 6 Apr 2016

Remy Cointreau has been the most successful spirits company in converting its social media activity into sales, according to analysts at Societe Generale.

Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2016

Gruppo Campari has declined to comment on a report linking it to a move for Marnier-Lapostolle's global distribution operations.

Andy Morton | 15 Dec 2015

Gruppo Campari has launched new additions to its Cinzano 1757 range, a bianco and a dry.

Lucy Britner | 20 Nov 2015

Diageo's Australia unit has confirmed the appointment of Simon Tamke to the role of commercial director.

Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.

Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2015

Campari has recruited a senior Diageo executive to head up its operations in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2015

Jimmy Russell, the founder of Wild Turkey, and his son Eddie have teamed up with Campari America again to release a new rye whiskey in the US.

Lucy Britner | 16 Sep 2015

Campari Australia has confirmed the death of Shane O'Hart, former managing director Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. 

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Lucy Britner | 6 Aug 2015

Gruppo Campari's US arm Campari America is to expand its distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits of America.

Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2015

Campari America is targeting the outdoor cooking season with a new ad for Cabo Wabo Tequila that features a three-time world barbecue champion.

Olly Wehring | 29 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.

Olly Wehring | 13 May 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 6 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Lucy Britner | 14 May 2015

Commuting in London is a drag. It’s overcrowded, sweaty and rarely goes to plan. In fact, it’s enough to turn a person to drink.

Company research

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analys...

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Davide Campari-Milano SpA in Alcoholic Drinks (Italy)

Davide Campari-Milano SpA in Alcoholic Drinks (Italy)

Davide Campari Milano SpA is part of Gruppo Campari, a major player operating in the global spirits industry. It is involved in the manufacturing of both alcoholic drinks and soft drinks. The company’...

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Global Fortified Wine Market 2017-2021

Global Fortified Wine Market 2017-2021

Fortified wine is a type of wine, where distilled spirits like brandy are added. Fortified wines have a high alcohol content and usually have about 15%-22%. Distilled spirit is added to wine before th...

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