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Comment - What on Earth is a Liqueur?

When you look at the way the various spirits categories are defined, you'd be forgiven for concluding that the liqueurs segment comprises 'e...

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...


just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 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.


just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

Olly Wehring | 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'.


Pot of Gould – Parliamentary questions

Patience Gould | 20 Jul 2007

The US-based Eastern European drinks group CEDC has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of Russian vodka brand Parliament. While some observers have questioned the move, Patience Gould believes the acquisition will give CEDC the infrastructure to build its business in Russia, allowing it to replicate the successful business model it has employed in Poland.


just-drinks.com editorial team | 8 Nov 2005

In the fourth in our series of reports on key family-owned wines and spirits groups, Ben Cooper and drinks industry analyst Canadean look at Rémy Cointreau, a company which has swum against the tide by consolidating while other major players have looked to grow through acquisition.

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Bols' 'chief energizing officer'

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.


The just-drinks interview – Thys Loubser

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2007

Thys Loubser was previously a high flier in the chemical industry but when he was invited to become CEO of the South African wine group KWV he had no hesitation in taking the job. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Loubser about the opportunities and challenges facing KWV and the key changes he envisages for the company.

Latest News

Lucas Bols joins Smallcap index

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.


Currency impacts Lucas Bols FY sales

Richard Woodard | 20 Apr 2015

Dutch spirits business Lucas Bols has recorded a slight decline in full-year sales, hit by currency fluctuations and pricing changes in the US.


Lucas Bols reports Q3 sales decrease

Andy Morton | 9 Feb 2015

Lucas Bols has blamed currency fluctuations and Russian instability for a slip in third-quarter sales.


Lucas Bols hits trading floor at EUR15.75

Olly Wehring | 4 Feb 2015

Lucas Bols has confirmed an opening price of EUR15.75 per share for its IPO.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

James Wilmore | 23 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Lucas Bols kicks off IPO offer period

James Wilmore | 21 Jan 2015

Lucas Bols, the Dutch spirits producer, has today started the offer period for its IPO, which will run until 3 February and values the company at up to EUR207m (US$240m).


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Lucas Bols to go public in EUR125m IPO

Andy Morton | 8 Jan 2015

Lucas Bols, the privately-held Dutch cocktail spirits producer, is looking to raise EUR125m (US$147m) in an IPO.


just a While Ago - On 12 December in...

Olly Wehring | 12 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Product Launch - US: Bols Pumpkin Spice

James Wilmore | 17 Sep 2014

Lucas Bols has launched a pumpkin spice variant of its Bols liqueur brand for autumn in the US.


Lucas Bols' Bols Watermelon Liqueur

Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2014

Lucas Bols has released a watermelon-flavoured extension of its namesake liqueur brand in the US.


Lucas Bols' Bols Honey Liqueur

Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2013

Lucas Bols' Bols Honey Liqueur


QR codes can halt counterfeiting - expert

Andy Morton | 21 May 2013

Unique QR codes on alcohol packaging are the only way to eradicate fakes, a counterfeit expert has said.


Patrón set to enter Croatia deal

Andy Morton | 26 Mar 2013

Patrón Spirits is set to enter Croatia's spirits market, ahead of the country's entry into the European Union this year, with a distribution deal with Mohor Trgovina.


Bols Kyndal's Bols Premier XO Excellence

Olly Wehring | 27 Sep 2012

Bols Kyndal's Bols Premier XO Excellence


Product Launch - UK: Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur

James Wilmore | 17 May 2012

Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur


William Grant moves Dutch distribution to Maxxium

Olly Wehring | 5 Dec 2011

William Grant & Sons is set to switch distribution of its brands in the Netherlands from International Marques to Maxxium Netherlands.


CEDC reduces FY forecasts

Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2011

Central European Distribution Corporation has revised its full-year forecasts as nine-month profits turned to losses after its third quarter.


Lucas Bols' Bols Foam

Chris Mercer | 9 Aug 2011

Lucas Bols has launched Bols Foam in the UK.


Lucas Bols' Galliano L’Autentico

just-drinks.com editorial team | 8 Oct 2010

Lucas Bols' Galliano L’Autentico


Illva Saronno signs Monarq Group as distributor

just-drinks.com editorial team | 4 Oct 2010

Illva Saronno has signed a deal for Monarq Group to distribute its brands, including Disaronno and Tia Maria, in the Caribbean.


CEDC shares soar on Nemiroff withdrawal

just-drinks.com editorial team | 7 Jul 2010

Investors in the Central European Distribution Corp have backed the company's decision to walk away from a possible takeover of vodka group Nemiroff.

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