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US/RUSSIA: CEDC continues to struggle as Q1 figures slide

10 May 2012

Central European Distribution Corp (CEDC) has seen net profits leap, although underlying figures for the period continue to cause concern.

just The Preview - CEDC Q1

9 May 2012

Central European Distribution Corp will report its first-quarter results tomorrow (10 May). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of March.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

27 Apr 2012

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Comment - Russian Standard, CEDC Alliance: The Beginning of Something Beautiful?

23 Apr 2012

Central European Distribution Corp has done the only thing that looked viable, as 'brand Russia' in vodka moves a step nearer to reality.

RUSSIA/US: US$310m injection wins CEDC stake rise for Russian Standard

23 Apr 2012

Russian Standard has agreed to pump up to US$310m into Central European Distribution Corporation in a move which could see the Russian firm take a 28% stake in its vodka rival.

just The Facts – Russian Standard and Central Eastern Distribution

23 Apr 2012

Earlier today (23 April), Russian Standard finally got the okay to up its stake in Central European Distribution Corporation. The move, which could cost Russian Standard up to US$310m, could see the firm hold up to 28% of CEDC. Here, just-drinks breaks down the full terms of the tie-up.

POLAND/US: Central European Distribution Corporation retains Gallo Vineyards in Poland

21 Mar 2012

Central European Distribution Corporation has extended its distribution partnership with Gallo Vineyards in Poland.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

2 Mar 2012

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Comment - CEDC Running Out of Options

1 Mar 2012

Assurances and nuggets of optimism cannot hide the fact that Central European Distribution Corp is running out of options and needs to raise cash.

US/POLAND: CEDC still weighing Russian Standard deal, FY losses deepen

29 Feb 2012

Worsening full-year losses have convinced Central European Distribution Corp that it cannot pay short-term debt from its current resources, but it is still mulling strategic options.

UK: Marblehead lines up brand-launches, post-Zubrowka

20 Feb 2012

Marblehead Brand Development is looking to develop its own Polish flavoured-vodka range, once it loses the UK distribution rights for Zubrowka to William Grant & Sons' First Drinks division.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

10 Feb 2012

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US/POLAND: CEDC bides time with Russian Standard

7 Feb 2012

Central European Distribution Corp has said that it needs time to consider Russian Standard's offer of debt funding and assets in return for a bigger stake in the distributor.

US/RUSSIA: CEDC says Russian Standard not only option

3 Feb 2012

Central European Distribution Corp has said that Russian Standard's proposal is one of several "options" it is exploring.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

3 Feb 2012

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US/RUSSIA: Russian Standard details CEDC plan

2 Feb 2012

Russian Standard has offered Central European Distribution Corp emergency debt funding and distribution rights on its namesake vodka in return for handing over a further 23% stake in its business.

Preview of the Year 2012 – Part III: Spirits

31 Jan 2012

The spirits category is up next in this, the third part of just-drinks' first management briefing of 2012. Here, Spiros Malandrakis and Jeremy Cunnington, alcoholics drinks analysts at Euromonitor International, ponder the future for the stronger stuff.

UK: William Grant & Sons unconcerned with CEDC's debt strife

30 Jan 2012

The MD of William Grant & Sons' First Drinks division has said he is not concerned about the financial travails facing Central European Distribution Corp, ahead of a distribution tie-up between the two in the UK.

UK: William Grant & Sons First Drinks to handle CEDC vodkas in UK

30 Jan 2012

William Grant & Sons' UK-based distributor, First Drinks, will plug a hole in its portfolio by distributing the Green Mark and Zubrowka vodka brands owned by Central European Distribution Corp, just-drinks can reveal.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

27 Jan 2012

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POLAND: CEDC renews Beam Inc distribution, Russian Standard talks ongoing

24 Jan 2012

Central European Distribution Corp has renewed its exclusive distribution deal with Beam Inc in Poland, as the group continues to consider a proposal from Russian Standard.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

20 Jan 2012

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RUSSIA: CEDC signs La Martiniquaise deal

16 Jan 2012

Central European Distribution Corp will be the exclusive distributor for La Martiniquaise's Label 5 Scotch whisky in Russia, the drinks group has announced.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

23 Dec 2011

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Review of the Year 2011 - Spirits

22 Dec 2011

Part three of our final management briefing of the year looks back at how 2011 has treated the spirits industry.

US/POLAND: CEDC facing debt default risk - Moody's

20 Dec 2011

Ratings agency Moody's is considering a second downgrade for Central European Distribution Corp in as many months, amid concern that the drinks distributor could default on debt.

RUSSIA: Russian Standard, CEDC talks "advanced" - report

16 Dec 2011

Russian Standard's owner has said that negotiations over strategic partnership with Central European Distribution Corp have reached an advanced stage, according to a report.

RUSSIA/ITALY: Russian Standard acquires control of Gancia wines

15 Dec 2011

Russian Standard has acquired a majority stake in Italy-based wine group Gancia as it seeks to capitalise on demand for wine in Russia.

Comment - Russian Standard throws CEDC a lifeline?

9 Dec 2011

Central European Distribution Corp is playing coy with the proposal of a strategic alliance from Russian Standard Vodka, but analysts believe that the drinks distributor needs a deal.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

9 Dec 2011

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