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US: Brown-Forman revamps European distribution

4 Apr 2005

Brown-Forman has restructured its distribution set up for Europe, entering into new agreements for its spirits brands in a number of countries, including Italy, Spain, and Germany.

FABs - beyond the bubble

12 Oct 2004

After a number of years of rapid growth, there is now no doubt that the FAB bubble has burst. But manufacturers still see a long-term role for these products in the marketplace in spite of slowing sales and the controversy they have attracted. Olly Wehring reports.

Mintel Global New Products Database

6 Sep 2004

Among the new offerings in the Mintel Global New Products Database this month are a number of cross-branding initiatives as well as a mix of soft drinks range extensions and new flavours.

US: Brown-Forman Q1 leaps, ups profit forecast

26 Aug 2004

Brown-Forman Corp. has posted a healthy 67% rise in earnings for its first quarter.

SCANDINAVIA: Jack Daniel's launches RTD

1 Jul 2004

Jack Daniel’s has announced the launch of its RTD Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Gold in Scandinavia.

SCANDINAVIA: Jack Daniel's launches RTD

1 Jul 2004

Jack Daniel’s has announced the launch of its RTD Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Gold in Scandinavia.

US: Brown-Forman full year led by JD again

28 May 2004

The US-based producer of Jack Daniel’s Brown-Forman Corporation yesterday reported earnings per share for the full year of $2.11, up 16% over the prior year.

US: Brown-Forman full year led by JD again

28 May 2004

The US-based producer of Jack Daniel’s Brown-Forman Corporation yesterday reported earnings per share for the full year of $2.11, up 16% over the prior year.

US: Brown-Forman expands Jack Daniel's RTD line

18 May 2004

Brown-Forman is adding Black Jack Cola, a cola-flavored drink with a "hint" of lemon and lime, to its line of ready-to-drink Jack Daniel's Country cocktails. Black Jack Cola will be available nationwide in May, and will be available in 10-ounce four-packs retailing for US$5.99.

US: Miller and Allied axe RTD brands

25 Feb 2004

Miller is dropping three of its four flavoured malt beverages after disappointing results.

US: Jack and dollar drives Brown-Forman earnings

25 Feb 2004

The US drinks company Brown-Forman Corporation has seen its third quarter earnings per share jump 29% to US$0.66, driven by the weak dollar and continued growth of the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey brand.

TV Ga Ga

17 Feb 2004

The boycott of spirits advertising by the US national networks still exists, but the growing reach of cable and satellite TV channels has begun to make this position increasingly less important. And though alcohol advertising remains a contentious issue, as Monica Dobie reports, the allure of the spirits industry’s deep pockets may soon prove hard to resist.

US: AB, Miller sued for targeting young drinkers

5 Feb 2004

The family of a 20-year-old woman killed in a car crash involving an underage drunk driver is suing Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing Co.

Allied grabs the headlines

2 Sep 2003

The question of Allied Domecq's future within drinks industry consolidation has once again raised its head. Chris Brook-Carter looks at this reoccurring theme and suggests it may be sometime before the city's thirst for a deal is satiated.

US: Brown-Forman Q1 net income down 14%

28 Aug 2003

The US spirits producer and consumer goods group, Brown-Forman, posted a 14% decline in net income for the first quarter, hit by a charge related to a lawsuit settlement with Diageo and soft sales in its consumer durables division.

UK: Brown-Forman settles Diageo dispute

15 Aug 2003

Brown-Forman has settled its dispute with Diageo over the distribution of the Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand in the UK, the company announced yesterday.

UK: Brown-Forman settles Diageo dispute

15 Aug 2003

Brown-Forman has settled its dispute with Diageo over the distribution of the Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand in the UK, the company announced yesterday.

US: Brown-Forman appoints spirits marketing chief

22 Jul 2003

The US wine and spirits company, Brown-Forman Beverages, has announced that it has appointed Mark McCallum as its chief marketing officer for its spirits brands.

US: Q4 net income up 14% at Brown-Forman

2 Jun 2003

US wines and spirits producer, Brown-Forman Corp., posted a 14% rise in net income for the fourth quarter from US$51.2m to US$58.2m. The company attributed the improvement to growth in spirits sales and lower costs stemming from a business improvement programme.

USA: Brown-Forman FD to leave company

30 May 2003

Brown-Forman Corporation announced that Larry Probus, senior vice president and director of finance, is resigning to become senior vice president of World Vision U.S.

RESEARCH: India maintains position as No1 whisky market

25 Mar 2003

India has consolidated its position as the largest global market for whisk(e)y in 2002. The sub-continent's consumption is expected to reach 52 million cases - almost 20% higher than the USA, which represents the second largest market, according to a report from beverage industry analyst Canadean,

US: Brown-Forman spirits offset poor wine sales

24 Feb 2003

The US drinks producer Brown-Forman today said its third quarter earnings per share were up 22% as performances from spirits brands Southern Comfort and Jack Daniel's offset a "substantial drop in earnings" for its wine division. Earnings per share for the quarter ended January 31, 2003 were US$1.02 or $0.18 per share. Adjusted for business improvement costs, earnings for the quarter improved US$0.14 per share, or 16%.

US: Brown-Forman spirits offset poor wine sales

24 Feb 2003

The US drinks producer Brown-Forman today said its third quarter earnings per share were up 22% as performances from spirits brands Southern Comfort and Jack Daniel's offset a "substantial drop in earnings" for its wine division. Earnings per share for the quarter ended January 31, 2003 were US$1.02 or $0.18 per share. Adjusted for business improvement costs, earnings for the quarter improved US$0.14 per share, or 16%.

US: New Year greets Allied and Miller with RTD headache

2 Jan 2003

In yet another setback for the RTD category, Allied Domecq and SABMiller are scaling back their joint operations in the category and reducing inventories of Stolichnaya Citrona and Sauza Diablo, because of weak consumer demand. "The brands have not met our expectations," SABMiller spokeswoman Molly Reilly said on Tuesday.

Brown-Forman strengthens its position in premium vodka

23 Dec 2002

With Brown-Forman increasing its stake in Finlandia Vodka Worldwide (FVW) to 80%, Euromonitor looks at how it will access strong growth potential in the dynamic premium vodka sector, and considers its next move.

UK: Brown-Forman and Diageo to clash over rights to JD

16 Dec 2002

A legal battle is brewing over the rights to one of the world’s top spirits brands, Jack Daniel’s, in the UK market, between owners Brown-Forman and Diageo, who were distributing the brand.

UK: Brown-Forman and Diageo to clash over rights to JD

16 Dec 2002

A legal battle is brewing over the rights to one of the world’s top spirits brands, Jack Daniel’s, in the UK market, between owners Brown-Forman and Diageo, who were distributing the brand.

US: Brown-Forman earnings up, but downgrades full year estimates

25 Nov 2002

Brown-Forman, the owner of Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort, saw its earnings per share in the second quarter reach US$1.18, up from the US$1.17 in the same period last year. However earnings per share for the first six months of the fiscal year were $1.71, down slightly from the $1.74 per share earned last year. 

MEXICO: Brown Forman hands distribution contract to Bacardi

15 Oct 2002

The US wine and spirits company and owner of Jack Daniels Brown-Forman has extended its growing relationship with the BAcardi-Martini group, with an agreement in Mexico.

US: Brown-Forman streamlines sales force, trims 33 Jobs

29 Aug 2002

US spirits maker Brown-Forman said it will trim 33 jobs and streamline its sales operations following a decade of distributor consolidation and technological innovation. Fewer US distributors and new technology that allows distillers to track sales electronically mean Brown-Forman needs fewer sales employees, spokesman Phil Lynch said. The company's three sales units will be combined into a single point of contact for distributors, and savings will be redirected toward marketing.

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