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Focus - The Power 100: Top Wine & Spirits Trends in the Last Ten Years

10 Jun 2015

Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.

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The just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part I

2 Mar 2015

Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc? What brands and regions are shining bright and where are the emerging opportunities? Here, just-drinks catches up with Baladi for his take on the present and the future for Beam Suntory.

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Comment - Spirits - Pernod Ricard and Absolut: Five Years On

2 Apr 2013

This weekend marked the fifth anniversary of Pernod Ricard's acquisition of Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand. A lot has changed since those heady days of 2008, so how does the race for - and purchase of - V&S look today? Chris Mercer takes a closer look.

Comment - Wehring's Way - Diageo Keen on Beam? Not Right Now

9 Dec 2012

Hats off the Sunday Telegraph for breaking the story today (9 December) that Diageo has been sniffing around Beam Inc.

IRELAND: Beam Inc completes Cooley Distillery buy

17 Jan 2012

Beam Inc has closed its acquisition of Cooley Distillery and has already earmarked the firm's Kilbeggan brand as a potential vehicle for capitalising on strong demand for Irish whiskey.

MEXICO/US: Beam boils Mexico distribution down to La Madrilena

7 Nov 2011

Beam has announced plans to consolidate its distribution network in Mexico.

US: Beam Inc arranges EMEA region into three 'clusters'

25 Oct 2011

Beam Inc has realigned its commercial structure in the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region.

US: Beam Inc to pay off debt tranche

7 Oct 2011

Beam Inc will pay off US$400m of debt thanks to a windfall received following the break-up of Fortune Brands.

just The Facts - Beam Global Spirits & Wine Performance

4 Oct 2011

Fortune Brands has turned itself into a standalone spirits company named Beam Inc. Here, just-drinks brings you stats on the company's sales and profits for wine and spirits since 2003.

Comment - Spirits - Jose Cuervo to go to Diageo?

22 Mar 2011

No sooner had I penned some ponderings on yet another 'Diageo in move to buy...' story yesterday, as (yet) another one came along.

Comment - Spirits - Beam Global Would Help Diageo Breach the Chinese Wall

17 Feb 2011

Diageo's results last week spelt out one strong message, as far as M&A nut Richard Woodard is concerned. Let's watch him clap his hands and jump up and down as he tells us what he heard.

US: Fortune Brands readies regular dividend

26 Jan 2011

Fortune Brands has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.

Comment - Spirits - Bye-Bye Caution, Hello Buy?

20 Jan 2011

A down-in-the-dumps Richard Woodard is a Richard Woodard best-avoided. But, the spirits giants of this world can bring him out of his stupor. And, all it would take is a little bit of spending.

Preview of the Year - 2011 - Introduction

13 Jan 2011

The first management briefing of 2011, brought to you by Euromonitor, looks at what this year will bring for the global drinks industry. Ahead of this, just-drinks looks back to look forward: Our briefing introduction considers what last year did to the landscape and makes the odd prediction for the next 12 months.

US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine creates chief information officer post

11 Jan 2011

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has announced the appointment of Tom McPartlin as vice president, chief information officer and business systems transformation leader.

just the Ten - Top Hot Topics of 2010

23 Dec 2010

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. Here are the ten most read Hot Topics on just-drinks in 2010.

just the Ten - Top News Stories of 2010

23 Dec 2010

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. Here are the ten most read news stories on just-drinks in 2010.

Review of the Year 2010 – Spirits

21 Dec 2010

Our penultimate part of the 2010 review of the year affords our spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, to look back at the last 12 months for his specialised subject.

US: Fortune Brands declares regular dividend

29 Sep 2010

The parent company of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Fortune Brands, has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.

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