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How did Brown-Forman perform in YTD fiscal-2019? - results data

6 Mar 2019

Brown-Forman is running behind its 6%-to-7% sales growth target for fiscal-2019, with sales in the nine months of the year so far coming in 5% up on the corresponding period a year earlier.

How did Brown-Forman perform in its fiscal-2019 Q1? - results data

29 Aug 2018

Brown-Forman has got off to a strong start in its current fiscal year, with Q1 organic sales up 9% despite declines for Finlandia vodka and a raft of international challenges.

What can the spirits industry learn from Brown-Forman? - Comment

24 Oct 2017

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Brown-Forman's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the takeaways for the wider spirits industry.

The Vodka Category - Everything you need to know - just-drinks Spirits Essentials

7 Feb 2017

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the vodka category. Sourced from the joint Global Vodka Insights report, published in December, we look at both market and category trends for vodka globally, the performance of the key brands, as well as the challenges facing the category going forward.

Brown-Forman shows faith in Finlandia

9 Jun 2016

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said the company is continuing to invest in Finlandia, a brand that was recently reported to be up for sale.

Brown-Forman linked to Finlandia vodka off-load

13 May 2016

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports this week claiming it is looking to offload its Finlandia vodka brand.

Moet Hennessy launches James Bond ad for Belvedere vodka - video

10 Sep 2015

Moët Hennessy has unveiled the first TV ad for its Belvedere vodka partnership with Spectre, the next James Bond movie.

Focus - Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

26 Aug 2015

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of July.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

12 Jun 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.

Brown-Forman launches global Finlandia vodka campaign - video

11 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is set to roll out a global campaign for its Finlandia vodka brand.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Moët Hennessy agrees Belvedere vodka tie-up over new James Bond film

16 Dec 2014

Belvedere will be the latest vodka to be linked with James Bond after brand owner Moët Hennessy signed a tie-up with the makers of 'Spectre', the next film in the franchise.

Brown-Forman mulls Scotch, Irish whisk(e)y facility construction - CEO

12 Dec 2014

The head of Brown-Forman has hinted at the prospect of the company building its own Scotch or Irish whisk(e)y production facility as an alternative to an acquisition in either category.

just On Call - Brown-Forman head sees "upstarts" hamper vodka pricing in US

3 Dec 2014

The CEO of Brown-Forman has flagged the growth of rival vodka “upstarts” such as Tito's Handmade Vodka as driving a “brutally competitive” vodka category in the US.

M&A Watch - Who's in the Running for Altia Corp?

4 Sep 2014

Earlier this year, the Finnish Government announced plans to privatise Altia Corp, as part of its programme to raise funds for budget spending.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Focus - Brown-Forman's YTD Performance by Region, Brand

5 Mar 2014

Earlier today (5 March), Brown-Forman posted its Q3 and YTD results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the nine months to the end of January.

just On Call - US vodka hit by "flavour fatigue" - Brown Forman CEO

5 Dec 2013

Brown-Forman's CEO has said “flavour fatigue” in the US vodka category may be pushing consumers towards Jack Daniel's extensions such as Tennessee Honey.

Focus - Brown-Forman's H1 Performance by Region, Brand

4 Dec 2013

Today, Brown-Forman posted a rise in sales and profits in its first-half results, helped by the performance of its whiskey brands. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the six months to the end of October.

EUROPE/US: Brown-Forman to centralise Europe management operations

27 Sep 2013

Brown-Forman is set to consolidate its management footprint in Europe through a central head office for the region in Amsterdam.

Focus - Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

28 Aug 2013

Brown-Forman reported a slight dip in first-quarter profits today (28 August). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by brand and region:

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Brandy, Gin, Liqueurs, Rum, Tequila, Vodka

25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka winners.

Focus - Brown-Forman's FY Performance by Region, Brand

5 Jun 2013

Brown-Forman posted a rise in profits for its fiscal full year today (5 June), with sales in the nine-month period also growing. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region and brand.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Gin, vodka, Tequila, liqueurs

26 Apr 2013

Late last week, the gold medal winners in the gin, vodka, Tequila and liqueurs sub-categories of this year's International Spirits Challenge were announced.

Focus - Brown-Forman's YTD Performance by Region, Brand

6 Mar 2013

Today (6 March), Brown-Forman posted a rise in profits for its fiscal year-to-date, with sales in the nine-month period growing by 4%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region and brand.

Comment - Spirits - Vodka Can Go Far

22 Jan 2013

A new year, a new commentator. Taking the baton for white spirits, we welcome back just-drinks' former deputy editor, Chris Mercer, to cast his watchful eye over all things white. This month: Vodka.

GLOBAL: Diageo leads Pernod Ricard in top-end vodka fight - analyst

16 Jan 2013

Pernod Ricard's super-premium vodkas lack the depth to compete with Diageo's as vodka continues its value boom, an analyst has said.

The just-drinks Interview - Paul Varga, CEO of Brown-Forman - Part II

18 Dec 2012

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with Paul Varga, the CEO of Brown-Forman discussed the company's portfolio and prospects in emerging markets. In this second - and final - part, Varga details the company's take on the mergers & acquisitions scene in the global spirits industry, and the roll of innovation as an alternative to M&A.

The just-drinks Interview - Paul Varga, CEO of Brown-Forman - Part I

13 Dec 2012

Earlier this year, Ben Cooper met the CEO of Brown-Forman, Paul Varga, in the company's heartland, the US. In the first instalment of this two-part interview, the two look at Brown-Forman's position in the drinks industry, its portfolio of spirits brands and its prospects and ambitions in the emerging markets.

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