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How did Lucas Bols perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data

22 Nov 2019

Lucas Bols has reported a steady start to its current fiscal year, with first-half sales matching those of the same period a year earlier.

Lucas Bols starts search for next CFO

26 Sep 2019

Joost de Vries is set to stand down as CFO for Netherlands-based Lucas Bols after nearly 14 years in the role.

Will the global cocktail uptick keep Lucas Bols on track in 2019? - results data

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.

Lucas Bols posts sales rise as Passao JV beds in - results

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.

Remy Cointreau fiscal-2018 - results data

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.

Lucas Bols appoints Dominiek Franken director of marketing

11 Jan 2018

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

Lucas Bols follows Passoa buy option with Nuvo liqueur tie-up

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.

Global brands up, regional brands down as Lucas Bols enjoys Passoa effect in H1 2018 - results

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.

Lucas Bols Half-Year 2018 by region - results data

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.

Lucas Bols back on track for fiscal-2017 as Passoã JV drives sales - results

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.

Slide goes on for flavoured spirits, but opportunities remain - Research in Focus

6 Jun 2017

The global flavoured spirits market remains in the midst of a slow, long-term decline, according to research released this week, but the diversity of the 150m-case-plus category creates a complex picture that defies easy generalisations.

Lucas Bols' Bols Genever 100% Malt Spirit - Product Launch

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. 

Lucas Bols names Brett Dunne as MD for US

17 Mar 2017

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

Lucas Bols recruits advertising guru Ralph Wisbrun for board

16 Jan 2017

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

The spirits category in 2016 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II

23 Dec 2016

With 2016 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.

Remy Cointreau poised to sell off Passoa through Lucas Bols JV

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.

What is Passoa and how is Remy Cointreau, Lucas Bols's new venture structured? - Focus

14 Oct 2016

Earlier today, Rémy Cointreau and Lucas Bols announced the creation of a joint-venture to handle the Passoã liqueur. In time, Lucas Bols will look to acquire the brand outright. Here, just-drinks looks at the Passoã brand and the mechanics of today's deal.

Former Diageo executive becomes US MD for Lucas Bols

13 Sep 2016

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

Remy Cointreau to hand Passoa control to Lucas Bols in JV plan

1 Sep 2016

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

Lucas Bols, De Kuyper, Herman Jansen rescue Cooymans from administration

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.

FY sales worse than warned for Lucas Bols

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.

Lucas Bols board member steps down after 'Panama Papers' link

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.

Lucas Bols forecasts FY sales dip

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. 

The spirits category in 2015 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III

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.

Sales hit by one-offs, but Lucas Bols toasts N America in H1

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.

Ketel One co-owner becomes Lucas Bols' largest shareholder

12 Oct 2015

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

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Edrington, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards and Campari

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.

Product Launch - Lucas Bols' Bols Barrel-Aged Genever

24 Sep 2015

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

What next for Lucas Bols? - Interview with CEO Huub van Doorne

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.

Comment - Spirits - What on Earth is a Liqueur?

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.

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