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Opportunities remain for flavoured spirits

The global flavoured spirits market remains in the midst of a slow, long-term decline, according to research released this week, but the div...

Passoa - Remy Cointreau & Lucas Bols's JV

Earlier today, Rémy Cointreau and Lucas Bols announced the creation of a joint-venture to handle the Passoã liqueur. In time, Lucas Bols wil...

Olly Wehring | 18 Apr 2018

In mid-April, Remy Cointreau reported its sales performance in the 12 months to the end of March. A healthy fourth quarter contributes to a 7.2% sales lift in the fiscal-year. Here, just-drinks looks at Remy's fiscal-2018 in greater detail.

Lucy Britner | 14 Dec 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

Richard Woodard | 23 Jun 2015

When you look at the way the various spirits categories are defined, you'd be forgiven for concluding that the liqueurs segment comprises 'everything else'. Evenso, argues Richard Woodard, the sector is still worth operating in, thanks in part to consumers' perceptions of liqueurs.

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2015

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.

James Wilmore | 1 Jun 2012

Founded in 1575, Bols claims to be the oldest spirits brand in the world. After a rocky recent past, the company is back in Dutch hands. just-drinks caught up with Lucas Bols' self-styled “chief energizing officer” Huub van Doorne to talk about the company's plans, the launch of its new yoghurt liqueur and why the brand is big in Japan.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 2018

A steady performance in the first six months of fiscal-2019 has created a base for Lucas Bols to kick on in the second half.

Andy Morton | 7 Jun 2018

Lucas Bols has hailed the first full year of its Passoa partnership with Remy Cointreau as 12-month organic sales inched up.

Olly Wehring | 11 Jan 2018

Lucas Bols has recruited a former executive from FrieslandCampina to become the head of its global marketing operations.

Olly Wehring | 13 Dec 2017

Lucas Bols has added Nuvo to its list of third-party brands, with the company securing a right-to-buy option for the sparkling liqueur brand, four years after it was originally put up for sale.

Olly Wehring | 16 Nov 2017

Lucas Bols has reported a steady first half of its current fiscal year, with the recently-integrated Passoa liqueur brand driving a healthy reported sales lift for the six-month period.

Olly Wehring | 16 Nov 2017

Earlier today, Netherlands based spirits group Lucas Bols reported results for the first half of its fiscal-2018. Sales in the six months to the end of September were flat in organic terms, although the addition of the Passoa liqueur JV, set up with Remy Cointreau in late-2016, prompted a healthy top-line rise on a reported basis. Here, just-drinks breaks down the performance along both brand and regional lines.

Andy Morton | 9 Jun 2017

Lucas Bols has recovered from a weak fiscal-2016 to post strong full-year sales gains on the back of a new JV with Remy Cointreau.

Lucy Britner | 17 May 2017

Lucas Bols will release a 100% malt spirit genever as it looks to recreate the taste of the spirit as it was in the 17th century. 

Lucy Britner | 17 Mar 2017

Lucas Bols has named a new managing director for its US division, following the recent departure of Daan de Kroon.

Olly Wehring | 16 Jan 2017

Lucas Bols is set to add the co-owner of advertising agency JWT Amsterdam to its supervisory board.

Olly Wehring | 14 Oct 2016

Remy Cointreau has lined up the divestment of its Passoã liqueur to Lucas Bols, with the two companies initially setting up a joint-venture to handle the brand's global activities.

Olly Wehring | 13 Sep 2016

Lucas Bols has poached an executive from Diageo to head up its operations in the US.

Andy Morton | 1 Sep 2016

Remy Cointreau is in talks with Lucas Bols over forming a joint-venture to manage its Passoa brand.

Olly Wehring | 26 Jul 2016

Lucas Bols, De Kuyper Royal Distillers and Herman Jansen have agreed the carve-up of drinks producer Distilleerderij Cooymans and the wine operations of Delcave/NCK.

Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2016

Lucas Bols has seen its full-year sales fall more than expected, although the bottom line fared well against the year-prior's one-offs affected performance.

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2016

Lucas Bols has confirmed the departure of a board member after he was linked by a Dutch newspaper this week with the so-called 'Panama Papers' documents leak.

Lucy Britner | 29 Mar 2016

Spirits and liqueurs producer Lucas Bols has said 2015/16 full year sales are expected to come in 4-6% lower than the previous year. 

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2015

Lucas Bols has blamed Australia and South-East Asia for pulling down its sales in the first half of its current fiscal year, although North America performed well in the period.

Olly Wehring | 12 Oct 2015

Ketel One co-owner the Nolet Group has become the largest shareholder in Dutch spirits and liqueurs company Lucas Bols. 

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.

Lucy Britner | 24 Sep 2015

Lucas Bols has launched a Genever that has been aged for at least 18 months in French oak barrels.

Lucy Britner | 5 Jun 2015

Amsterdam-based liqueurs and spirits producer Lucas Bols has announced that its shares will be included in the Smallcap index (AScX) of Euronext Amsterdam from 22 June.

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