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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.

just On Call - Southern Comfort seeing "dramatic" recovery - Brown-Forman

13 Dec 2012

Southern Comfort is bouncing back for Brown-Forman with a “dramatic improvement” in US sales, the company has said.

Comment - Brown-Forman brands that have hit the mark

7 Dec 2012

It has been a strong first-half for Brown-Forman's portfolio of brands, but not all of them have hit the mark. Here, just-drinks takes a look at three that have done the company proud, and one that has blotted the copybook. Or has it?

US: Brown-Forman posts healthy H1 as margins improve

5 Dec 2012

Brown-Forman has posted a double-digit increase in H1 net profits as volumes gains and price increases saw it raise its full-year outlook.

US: Brown-Forman targets US$3bn spirits acquisitions - analyst

1 Oct 2012

Brown-Forman is ready to dip into a US$3bn warchest to fund a whiskey or vodka acquisition, an analyst has said.

US: Brown-Forman welcomes strong Q1 performance

29 Aug 2012

Brown-Forman has hailed a "great start" to its fiscal year, with rising profits helped by price increases in Q1.

Product Launch - UK: Brown-Forman's Finlandia Blackcurrant

1 Jun 2012

Brown-Forman's Finlandia Blackcurrant

Product Launch - UK: Icely Done's Cocktail Sticks

11 May 2012

Icely Done's Cocktail Sticks

US: Brown-Forman set to pay quarterly dividend

25 Jan 2012

Brown-Forman has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.

just On Call - Brown-Forman toasts US whisk(e)y boom

9 Dec 2011

Brown-Forman's CEO has voiced his excitement at a resurgent whisk(e)y market in the US, driven by consumers' taste for luxury and innovations around flavour.

US: Jack Daniel's drives Brown-Forman as H1 figures rise

8 Dec 2011

Jack Daniel's has helped to drive Brown-Forman to rises in sales and profits for the first half of its fiscal year, but could not prevent the group from trimming its full-year guidance.

Product Launch – TRAVEL RETAIL: Brown-Forman's Finlandia Platinum

5 Oct 2011

Brown-Forman's Finlandia Platinum

Product Launch - US: Brown-Forman's Finlandia Raspberry Vodka, Finlandia Redberry Vodka

19 Jul 2011

Brown-Forman's Finlandia Raspberry Vodka, Finlandia Redberry Vodka

US: Brown-Forman lines up Maximus vodka buy from Altia Corporation

30 Jun 2011

Brown-Forman has announced its acquisition of the Maximus vodka brand from Altia.

Product Launch - ESTONIA: AS Liviko's Viru Valge Black

20 Jun 2011

AS Liviko's Viru Valge Black

CHILE/US: Concha y Toro completes Fetzer Vineyards buy

18 Apr 2011

Vina Concha y Toro has completed the acquisition of Fetzer Vineyards from Brown-Forman for US$238m.

In The Spotlight - A Win-Win for Vina Concha y Toro and Brown-Forman?

3 Mar 2011

Vina Concha y Toro's deal this week to acquire Brown-Forman's Fetzer Vineyards for US$238m has been welcomed by many observers as a good move for both companies. Here, just-drinks brings you the market reaction.

US: Brown-Forman declares quartery dividend

28 Jan 2011

Brown-Forman has announced details of its latest quarterly dividend payment.

US: Brown-Forman elects director

24 Sep 2010

Jack Daniel's whiskey distiller Brown-Forman has elected Bruce Byrnes to its board of directors.

GLOBAL: Nemiroff crowned king of 'elite' brands - IWSR

21 Sep 2010

Nemiroff vodka has topped the latest list of elite spirits brands issued annually by research group IWSR.

just On Call - Brown-Forman in cautious spirits

1 Sep 2010

Brown-Forman has said that the US spirits market proved more sluggish than expected in its first fiscal quarter, as the Jack Daniel whiskey distiller's share price fell on its cautious outlook.

US: Brown-Forman confident despite Q1 profits slip

1 Sep 2010

Jack Daniel whiskey distiller Brown-Forman has held its full-year profits guidance, despite a slip in earnings in the first quarter of its fiscal year.

Focus - Brown-Forman targets Brazil in export drive

10 Jun 2010

Jack Daniel whiskey distiller Brown-Forman is investing heavily in Brazil as part of its strategy to expand drinks sales in emerging markets.

US: Brown-Forman to repurchase shares

9 Jun 2010

Jack Daniel whiskey distiller Brown-Forman is to repurchase US$250m of shares.

EUROPE: Bacardi, Brown-Forman split in Russia, Netherlands

31 Mar 2010

Brown-Forman and Bacardi will go their separate ways in Russia and the Netherlands, but will continue working together in several Western European countries.

Focus - Brown-Forman holds back on China

12 Mar 2010

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have spent much of the last year talking up China's thirst for premium spirits, but some of their smaller rivals are happy to leave the 'big two' to fight it out in the country - for now.

Focus - Brown-Forman in distribution rethink

10 Mar 2010

Brown-Forman is reassessing distribution arrangements for its wine and spirits brands in key markets.

US: Brown-Forman narrows FY guidance as sales slip

10 Mar 2010

Brown-Forman has said that full-year earnings remain on-track to meet the firm's guidance range, despite a dip in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year.

In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman

11 Dec 2009

Jack Daniel’s whiskey owner Brown-Forman lifted its full-year profits guidance on Tuesday (8 December), exceeding expectations and moving analysts to raise their fair value estimate on the firm. Michelle Russell examines the results and market reaction.


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