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ITALY: Campari enjoys fruits of Scotch stable

11 Sep 2006

Campari has today (11 September) posted an increase in first-half profits thanks to sales from its recently-acquired Scotch whisky portfolio.

US: Brown-Forman Q1 on the up

31 Aug 2006

Brown-Forman has posted rising sales and profits during its first quarter to 31 July.

UK: Bacardi rum launches global ad push

21 Jul 2006

A fresh global advertising push for Bacardi will begin in two weeks as the rum brand looks to lure consumers from spirits rivals including Smirnoff and Jack Daniel’s.

Competition hots up in Irish whiskey

12 Jul 2006

Pernod Ricard’s Irish whiskey brand Jameson has reached the 2m-case mark but the landscape of the Irish whiskey sector has been transformed by the French company’s decision to sell the Bushmills brand to Diageo last year. Ben Cooper reports.

US: Jack drives buoyant year for B-F

1 Jun 2006

Buoyant Jack Daniel’s sales have driven a strong full-year financial performance at US wine and spirits group Brown-Forman.

ITALY: Campari continues upward trend in Q1

11 May 2006

Italian drinks group Campari has continued its positive run of results by posting a 24% increase in sales in its first quarter, leading to a 17% leap in profits.

UPDATE: US: Brown-Forman to merge wine and spirits sales teams

10 May 2006

Brown-Forman has denied that its move to merge its marketing teams for wine and spirits has been driven to cut costs, insisting that the new division will focus on brand-building.

UPDATE: UK: Smirnoff named "world's most powerful" spirits brand

8 May 2006

Diageo’s Smirnoff vodka topped a poll of the world’s most powerful wine and spirits brand because of its global distribution and its appeal to consumers of all ages, a leading brand consultant has said.

UK: Smirnoff named "world's most powerful" spirits brand

8 May 2006

Smirnoff has today (8 May) been named the world’s most powerful spirit brand, in a survey outlining the top 100 wine and spirits on the planet.

US: Jack boosts Brown-Forman earnings

22 Nov 2005

The continued growth of Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia vodka fuelled rising second-quarter profits at US wine and spirits giant Brown-Forman.

AUSTRALIA: Brown-Forman to acquire distributor

26 Sep 2005

Brown-Forman is to acquire the whole of Australian distributor Swift and Moore Pty Limited. The US wine and spirits group already owns 50% of the business with Pernod Ricard holding the other 50% following the French company’s acquisition of Allied Domecq earlier this year.

Keep it in the family

16 Aug 2005

With the acquisition of Allied Domecq, the wave of consolidation that has dominated the spirits industry for the best part of a decade may have hit an impasse. The families that control the next tier of distillers continue to refuse to sell out. In a new series, just-drinks and industry research group, Canadean, look into the futures of these drinks industry dynasties, beginning with US-based company, Brown-Forman.

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.

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.

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,

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