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US: CEDC swings to FY profits, lowers 2010 guidance

1 Mar 2010

Central European Distribution Corporation has reported a return to profits for its 2009 full-year, but the drinks group has lowered sales and earnings guidance for 2010.

Product Launch - UK: Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask

22 Feb 2010

Remy Cointreau has launched its luxury Cognac, Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask, in the UK.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

12 Feb 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Comment - Champagne stocks regain some fizz

10 Feb 2010

A return to third quarter sales growth at Laurent-Perrier adds to signs that Champagne is on an upward curve in 2010, but pricing pressure is a serious concern.

FRANCE: Remy Cointreau to cut Piper-Heidsieck jobs

8 Feb 2010

Remy Cointreau plans to cut around a quarter of jobs at Champagne division Piper-Heidsieck, following a tough time for Champagne in the economic downturn.

FRANCE: Champagne sales hold up at Vranken-Pommery Monopole

25 Jan 2010

Champagne house Vranken-Pommery Monopole has outperformed rivals in 2009 to report a sales decline of less than 10% for the year.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

22 Jan 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

FRANCE: Champagne slide blights Remy Cointreau sales

21 Jan 2010

Remy Cointreau has reported a 4.5% drop in like-for-like sales in the first nine months of 2009, after strong demand for Cognac in Asia failed to fully offset sliding Champagne sales.

US: CEDC secures Zubrowka tie-up with Remy Cointreau

15 Jan 2010

Central European Distribution Corporation has signed up the US arm of Remy Cointreau to import is Zubrowka vodka brand into the country.

US: Marketing switch in US for Russian Standard

8 Jan 2010

Russian Standard has confirmed a change of personnel in the marketing department of its US unit.

Review of the Year 2009 - Spirits

22 Dec 2009

Like the other sectors of our industry, the economy cast a shadow over the spirits category in 2009. The aftershocks of the downturn spread around the world, with Scotland appearing to be the epicentre. Olly Wehring looks at the last 12 months for Diageo, Pernod Ricard et al.

US: Remy Cointreau appoints human resources chief

22 Dec 2009

Remy Cointreau's US subsidiary has appointed Maren Boot as vice president of human resources.

just the ten - Top Interviews of 2009

21 Dec 2009

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Today, it's the Top Ten Most Read Interviews of 2009.

Focus - The search for value in the spirits market

3 Dec 2009

We all know that Diageo and Pernod Ricard have held all before them in the spirits sector for a number of years. But a new report from Rabobank has shed light on how they have done it, and what the rest of the market needs to do even to come close to keeping pace with the industry’s giants. Ben Cooper reports.

FRANCE: Companies face gender law in the boardroom

3 Dec 2009

Publicly listed French companies like Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau may have to ensure equal numbers of men and women on their boards of directors, under a proposed new law.

FRANCE: Remy Cointreau H1 profits fall

25 Nov 2009

Remy Cointreau has reported a fall in half-year earnings, but operating profits and sales were boosted by higher sales of high-end Cognac in China.

UK: William Grant & Sons toasts sales rise

3 Nov 2009

William Grant & Sons, owner of Grant's Scotch whisky, has reported a strong sales rise for 2008, but warned of deteriorating fortunes for Scotch in 2009.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

16 Oct 2009

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

GLOBAL: Russian Standard secures Rémy Cointreau travel retail deal

16 Oct 2009

Russian Standard has sealed its first global partnership, with Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail, to cover the duty free channel.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2009

15 Oct 2009

The duty-free industry’s most important annual trade show, the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition, celebrates its 25th anniversary in Cannes next week. This US$37bn global business has always prided itself on knowing how to throw a good party. But few heading to this year’s show will be in the mood to celebrate the silver jubilee, despite the lavish dinner and rock concert which organiser TFWA has planned. Joe Bates reports.

FRANCE: Champagne flattens Rémy Cointreau H1 sales

15 Oct 2009

Plummeting Champagne sales in the global economic downturn offset a recovery in Cognac and dented Rémy Cointreau’s net sales in its fiscal half-year.

Product launch – UK: Louis XIII from Remy Martin

16 Sep 2009

Louis XIII from Remy Martin

UK: Remy Cointreau’s Piper-Heidsieck to sponsor boat show

8 Sep 2009

Remy Cointreau has signed a UK sponsorship deal with The Southampton Boat Show for its Piper-Heidsieck brand, the company announced today (8 September).

just the round-up - The week in drinks

4 Sep 2009

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

FRANCE: Rémy Cointreau appoints Pernod man as Rémy Martin chief

1 Sep 2009

Rémy Cointreau has appointed Patrick Piana as the CEO of Rémy Martin Cognac, having lured the 42-year-old from his position at Pernod Ricard USA.

FRANCE: Champagne Gosset revealed as Laurent-Perrier Chateau buyer

10 Aug 2009

Champage Gosset has confirmed itself as the buyer of Laurent-Perrier's Chateau Malakoff in Epernay, as the family-owned firm looks to restructure its operations.

Round-Up - Half-term report: ‘encouraging signs’

6 Aug 2009

The last few weeks has seen a large number of companies report their interim results, an opportunity to see whether the performance across a wide range of drinks companies from around the world supports the suggestion that the global economic situation is improving. Ben Cooper takes a closer look.

FRANCE: Rémy Cointreau approves dividend

30 Jul 2009

Rémy Cointreau has approved a shareholder dividend of EUR1.3 (US$1.8) for its most recent financial year.

FRANCE: Rémy Cointreau Q1 sales slip

16 Jul 2009

Shrinking demand for Champagne in the economic downturn has seen Rémy Cointreau report net sales down 7.5% for the first three months of its fiscal year.

UK: Mount Gay sets sail for Cowes Week

13 Jul 2009

UK distributor First Drinks is to promote Mount Gay rum at this year’s Cowes Week sailing regatta on the Isle of Wight.








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