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Comment - Spirits - Is Rap Music the Future for Whisk(e)y Innovation?

9 Feb 2012

Having recently returned from his travels, Ian Buxton reports back on some of the more outlandish attempts to innovate in the notoriously traditionalist world of whisk(e)y.

Product Launch - EUROPE: Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore Mackenzie - Cromartie

6 Feb 2012

Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore Mackenzie - Cromartie

US: Boylan Bottling signs Castle Co-Packers deal

25 Jan 2012

Boylan Bottling has signed an agreement with Castle Co-Packers for the manufacture of its namesake soft drinks in the US.

AFRICA: SABMiller ups stake in Tanzania Breweries

19 Jan 2012

SABMiller has slightly increased its stake in Tanzania Breweries after acquiring shares sold on the open market by its ex-business partner, Diageo.

US: Castle Brands signs Distillerie Franciacorta deal

12 Dec 2011

Castle Brands has said that it will become the exclusive distributor of Distillerie Franciacorta's Gozio Amaretto in the US.

GLOBAL: SABMiller announces US$500m capacity spend

17 Nov 2011

SABMiller will spend US$555m to increase capacity in Peru and across Africa as emerging markets continue to show strong promise for the group.

US: Castle Brands trims losses in H1

15 Nov 2011

Castle Brands has said that a combination of higher net sales on key brands and job cuts are moving the company towards the black, after it trimmed losses in the first half of its fiscal year.

ZAMBIA: SABMiller Zambian Breweries targets capacity with fund raising

7 Nov 2011

SABMiller's Zambian Breweries plans to raise US$70m via a share rights issue in order to expand production capacity.

just On Call - SABMiller sizes up Africa beer bounty

14 Oct 2011

SABMiller is focusing on local premium beers in Africa and believes that there is an untapped US$3.7bn of sales across nine of its key markets on the continent.

US: Castle Brands appoints marketing senior VP

8 Sep 2011

Castle Brands has appointed Alejandra Peña as its senior VP of global marketing.

US: Castle Brands sees Q1 net losses deepen as sales rise

15 Aug 2011

Castle Brands has reported heavier net losses in the first quarter of its latest fiscal year, but the group remains confident after sales improved.

US: Castle Brands breaks NYSE rules

11 Jul 2011

Castle Brands has received a warning from the New York Stock Exchange for a breach of compliance.

UK: Halewood International Crabbie's brand signs Scottish Open deal

21 Jun 2011

Halewood International has said that its Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer will again sponsor the Scottish Open golf tournament.

US: Castle Brands to raise US$7m via private placements

10 Jun 2011

Castle Brands has signed deals to raise US$7m via a share issue to private investors, in order to "maintain our path to profitability".

Comment - SABMiller, Diageo Cut Loose in East Africa

6 Jun 2011

SABMiller is seeking to regroup and rebuild in Kenya after the end of a contra deal with Diageo in the country.

KENYA: Diageo buys SABMiller stake in Kenya Breweries

6 Jun 2011

Diageo has agreed to acquire rival SABMiller's 20% stake in Kenya Breweries Ltd for around US$225m.

Product Launch – UK: Proximo Spirits' The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

27 May 2011

Proximo Spirits' The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

UK: AG Barr revamps Strathmore packaging

25 May 2011

AG Barr has updated the packaging for its Strathmore water brand in the UK.

NIGERIA: SABMiller to challenge Heineken in Nigeria with brewery build

1 Mar 2011

SABMiller is looking to up its presence in the Heineken-dominated Nigerian beer market, with the construction of a new brewery in the country.

US: Castle Brands hamstrung by prior-year gains in Q3

15 Feb 2011

Castle Brands has seen net losses in its fiscal third quarter soar as a prior-year foreign exchange gain went up against a foreign exchange loss in the three-month period.

US: Castle Brands net losses treble in H1

16 Nov 2010

Castle Brands has reported a three-fold deepening of net losses in the first half of its fiscal year.

September 2010 Management Briefing - Innovation in the Drinks Industry – Part II

7 Sep 2010

A little healthy competition can drive innovation – and often pays off for those who think outside the box. The beverage industry is no exception, and drinks industry awards continue to recognise some of the industry’s most creative ideas.

US: Scion Spirits teams with Gemini Spirits & Wine for Coole Swan in US

18 Aug 2010

Scion Spirits has confirmed the appointment of Gemini Spirits & Wine as US importer for its cream liqueur, Coole Swan.

US: Castle Brands losses deepen in Q1, signs Drink Pie deal

13 Aug 2010

Castle Brands has reported heavier losses in the first quarter of its fiscal year, as unfavourable currency offset a rise in sales.

Marketing Brief - Promoting a Pint

3 Aug 2010

In this month's marketing brief, marketing analyst Cream Global considers the marketing of beer during the World Cup.

SOUTH AFRICA: World Cup set to save SABMiller unit's Q1 volumes

15 Jul 2010

SABMiller sold more beer than it expected in South Africa during the FIFA World Cup, helping to offset difficult conditions for the brewer's local subsidiary in its first fiscal quarter.

INDIA: John Distilleries confirms equity infusion

9 Jul 2010

A spokesperson for John Distilleries has confirmed to just-drinks that the firm is targeting a INR750m (US$16m) private equity infusion, but that talks are ongoing and plans would soon be finalised.

US: Castle Brands full-year sales rise

30 Jun 2010

Castle Brands has reported a rise in full-year sales off lower volumes for its fiscal full-year.

US: Castle Brands announces share repurchase

23 Jun 2010

Castle Brands, developer and international marketer of premium alcoholic drinks, has announced a US$1m share repurchase.

US: Castle Brands signs premium wine deal

16 Jun 2010

Castle Brands has signed a partnership deal with New York-based Grand Cru Selections to expand its premium wine business.






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