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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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The just-drinks Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO, Pierre Pringuet - Part II

12 Feb 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.

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Analysis - Rival bids for Beam Inc unlikely

13 Jan 2014

Suntory's proposed US$16bn takeover of Beam Inc is the first publicly-acknowledged attempt to buy the pure-play spirits company since it was formed out of Fortune Brands in 2011. But will it be the first and only chapter in this story?

In the Spotlight - Diageo's Whyte & Mackay Offer Heads Off UK Watchdogs

29 Nov 2013

One of the spirits industry's longer-running sagas gained an extra chapter this week when Diageo announced that it is willing to sell off a large chunk of Whyte & Mackay (W&M).

Analysis - Beam Inc offers Pernod Ricard "strategic appeal"

7 Jun 2013

Beam Inc will become an easier acquisition target from September this year, with Pernod Ricard the likely front-runner as a buyer, according to an analyst.

just Five Years Ago: Beam keeps powder dry after losing race for Absolut

17 Apr 2013

It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.

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.

Focus - Coca-Cola Amatil's FY Performance by Region, Sector

19 Feb 2013

Today (19 February), Coca-Cola Amatil reported its full-year results, revealing a 22% drop in net profits as its packaged food unit SPC Ardmona suffered costs and write-downs.

UK: Pernod Ricard to build Beefeater visitor centre

6 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard is set to start work on a visitor centre at its Beefeater distillery in London.

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.

UK: Diageo, Suntory mull move for Beam Inc - report

9 Dec 2012

A report in a UK newspaper today (9 December) has claimed that Diageo and Suntory held talks earlier this year with a view to making a move for Beam Inc.

US: Beam opens global research centre to boost new products

4 Oct 2012

Beam Inc has opened an innovation centre as it targets achieving a quarter of its annual sales growth from new products.

A Word with Wilmore - Beam Inc EMEA president Albert Baladi - Part I

2 Oct 2012

It's nearly a year to the day that Beam Inc was officially born, making it the world's only publicly-listed pure-play spirits company. Progress so far has been solid and instrumental in that has been the group's well-travelled Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) chief, Albert Baladi. Just-drinks caught up with the softly-spoken Baladi during a recent visit to London.

US: Bourbon, Skinnygirl sales boost Beam's H1 profits

2 Aug 2012

Beam Inc has reported a double-digit jump in first-half profits driven by demand for its Bourbon brands and the Skinnygirl range.

US: Beam Inc hails "strong start" to 2012 as profits jump in Q1

3 May 2012

Beam Inc has posted a good start to the year, with sales and profits performing strongly in the first three months of 2011.

just On Call - Buoyant Beam Inc to invest behind Bourbon boom

3 Feb 2012

Beam Inc expects Bourbon sales to continue heading north and is planning to invest in infrastructure to support growth.

US: Beam Inc targets innovation for 2012 as FY figures shine

3 Feb 2012

Beam Inc has said that it expects more sales and profits gains in its first full-year as an independent company, after reporting a strong overall performance in 2011.

just the Preview – Beam Inc Q4 & FY

1 Feb 2012

Beam Inc is set to release its Q4 and full-year results on Friday (3 February). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.

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