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just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

7 Jun 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks last week:

In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

6 Jun 2013

It was Brown-Forman's “stellar year”, at least according to company CFO Don Berg.

just On Call - Brown-Forman to put weight behind China

5 Jun 2013

Brown-Forman is looking to shake up its China unit and boost its presence in the country despite a slowdown that has hurt rivals' sales.

US: Price hikes boost Brown-Forman FY profits

5 Jun 2013

Brown-Forman has posted a strong set of full-year results as increased demand for North American whiskey and “solid” price increases pushed up profits, the company said today (5 June).

just The Preview - Brown-Forman FY & Q4

3 Jun 2013

Brown-Forman will report its full-year and fourth-quarter results on Wednesday (5 June). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the year to the end of April and its performance in recent quarters.

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 Facts: Top Ten Fastest-Growing US Spirits Brands

17 May 2013

The ten fastest-growing spirits brands in the US ranked by percentage increase in volume in 2012 versus 2011:

US: Brown-Forman turns spotlight on Gentleman Jack after 25 years

16 Apr 2013

Brown-Forman has unveiled the first TV campaign for its Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey since the brand was launched in 1988.

US: Brown-Forman to say goodbye to Jack Daniel's production chief

10 Apr 2013

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey production manager is to retire after 11 years in the job.

Comment - Spirits - Adding a Touch of Flavour to Scotch Whisky

25 Mar 2013

Earlier this month, Bacardi announced the launch of Dewar's Highlander Honey in the US. The move has ruffled feathers in Scotland, where the heritage and provenance of Scotch whisky is almost an obsession. Here's Ian Buxton with his take on the storm in a nosing glass.

Comment - Dewar's Highlander Honey: The Start of Something New?

19 Mar 2013

You may have seen us get rather excited late last week when we broke a(nother) exclusive on just-drinks. When we found out that Bacardi has lined up an extension for its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand in the US, we initially started to go through the gears to get the usual information for a news story.

Exclusive - US: Bacardi to launch first "infused Scotch specialty", Dewar's Highlander Honey

15 Mar 2013

Bacardi has lined up the launch of a honey-"infused" variant of its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand.

Comment - Spirits - Has Cachaca's Time Finally Come?

12 Mar 2013

Almost a year ago, the Brazilian and US authorities lined up a deal that would see the term 'cachaca' refer to the white spirit that originates from Brazil. The ruling is set to come into effect on 11 April. So, does this mean a new dawn for cachaca?

just On Call - Brown-Forman price hikes protect Jack Daniel's status - CFO

6 Mar 2013

An “explosion” in the premium spirits sector forced Brown-Forman to up the price of Jack Daniel's before consumers considered it run-of-the-mill, the company's CFO has said.

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.

just The Preview - Brown-Forman YTD & Q3

4 Mar 2013

Brown-Forman will report its year-to-date and third-quarter results on Wednesday (6 March). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the nine months to the end of January and its performance in recent quarters.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part V: Spirits

21 Dec 2012

It was back to business for spirits companies in 2012 as the industry's recovery continued apace.

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.

US: Small companies have forced us to innovate - Brown-Forman CEO

18 Dec 2012

Brown-Forman's CEO has admitted the company has been forced to innovate as the pool of available acquisitions has shrunk and smaller brands have taken market share.

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?

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

7 Dec 2012

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

US: Brown-Forman price increases likely to stick - analyst

6 Dec 2012

Brown-Forman price increases that have helped the company post a big jump in H1 profits are unlikely to be rolled back in the near term, an analyst has said.

just On Call - Brown-Forman to go slow on Jack Daniel's extensions

5 Dec 2012

Brown-Forman has said it is “so far, so good” for the global roll-out of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, but has distanced itself from further flavour extensions for the core brand.

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 still keen to buy despite US$850m dividend pay-out

27 Nov 2012

Brown-Forman has lined up a special dividend payment to the tune of around US$850m, but maintains it still has enough capital to make “strategic acquisitions”.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select

23 Oct 2012

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select

GLOBAL: Johnnie Walker heads IWSR/just-drinks rankings for second year

8 Oct 2012

Diageo Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker has retained its position as the number one brand on the latest IWSR/just-drinks Performance Brands rankings, published this month.

US: Brown-Forman silent on acquisition plans

2 Oct 2012

Brown-Forman has declined to confirm that it is looking to up its presence in the vodka and whiskey categories.









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