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Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits to offload struggling Moncigale winery

14 Oct 2020

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits is to sell under-pressure Languedoc-Roussillon rose winery Moncigale to Grande Vins JC Boisset.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits looks to steady ship with Polish assets sale and financial advances

17 Jul 2020

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has found what it hopes is a solution to its travails in Poland's vodka market, lining up the offloading of its operations in the country to United Beverages Group.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 - Best in Show, Best of Class

1 Apr 2020

Earlier this week, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition announced the results from this year's judging. Here are the Best in Show and Best of Class awards winners.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits to handle Sazerac’s Paddy Irish whiskey in France

17 Mar 2020

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits to handle Sazerac’s Paddy Irish whiskey in France

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits poised for more losses in 2019

15 Oct 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has warned of a sizeable loss in its results for the current calendar year.

Sales dip for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits as strategy switch hits H1 - results data

20 Sep 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has blamed a change in strategy for a near-2% decline in sales from the first half of this year.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits agrees Porto Pitters sale

1 Aug 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits is to sell Port brand Porto Pitters as it complies with measures set out by France's competition regulator.

French headache continues for Marie Brizard as sales staff consolidation looms

24 Jun 2019

Marie Brizard has proposed to farm out sales activities in its home market to two third-party providers, a move that would result in a headcount reduction of 51 personnel.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits hands over information as French watchdogs carry out dawn raids

11 Apr 2019

Marie Brizard has supplied information to French authorities as part of an investigation into potential anti-trust practices in the country's wine & spirits sector.

Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits lines up Canada Travel Retail entry

8 Mar 2019

Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits has appointed ALFA Brands as its exclusive distributor for the Canadian Travel Retail channel

Port, Tequila brands up for sale as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits steadies ship

1 Mar 2019

Ongoing financial manoeuvres at Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits will include the divestment of two drinks brands – Porto Pitters and Tiscaz Tequila.

How did Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits perform in 2018? - results data

12 Feb 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has brought the curtain down on a torrid 2018 with a 6% decrease in sales for both the fourth quarter and full-year.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits to post huge losses for 2018

28 Jan 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has warned the company is set to record a sizeable loss for the year to 31 December 2018.

Brands sale collapses as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits chairman readies departure

11 Jan 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has failed to find a suitable buyer for some of its spirits brands, with the group working instead on the terms of a loan from its main shareholder.

The spirits category in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

19 Dec 2018

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

Which brands will Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits divest? - results data

8 Nov 2018

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits remains intent on offloading some brands from its portfolio, despite more upbeat noises from the group's latest results.

Where has Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits gone wrong? - Focus

7 Sep 2018

Earlier this week, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits confirmed it is considering selling off some brands in a bid to reduce costs. At the same time, the group revised its full-year earnings outlook downwards, which it now expects to come in between -EUR20m to -EUR25m.

Gloomy prognosis for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits as brand offloads come into view

5 Sep 2018

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits is considering a sell-off of brands in a bid to reduce costs as it struggles with challenges in its main markets, including France, the US and Poland.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits "ends tenure" of CEO Jean-Noel Reynaud

5 Mar 2018

The CEO of Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits, Jean-Noël Reynaud, has had his tenure with the group "ended".

Polish collapse in Q4 undoes 2017 positives for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - results

6 Feb 2018

The head of Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has bemoaned "deficient internal processes" in its operations in Poland for a sharp fall in group sales in the fourth quarter.

Brands stutter in Q3 2017 for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - results

7 Nov 2017

A healthy turnout by private label operations has given Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' year-to-date a healthy sheen, although the group bemoaned a poor set of numbers from its higher-profile spirits brands in the third quarter.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits faces headwinds as one-off props up profits in H1 2017 - results

20 Sep 2017

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has a one-off property divestment to thank for bringing its half-year profits into the black.

Q2 drives H1 2017 sales for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - results

28 Jul 2017

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has posted a rise in first-half underlying net sales, boosted by a strong second quarter.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits to handle Duval-Leroy Champagne in France

27 Jun 2017

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits is to distribute Champagne brand Duval-Leroy in the French modern trade. 

Castel representative quits board at Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits

22 May 2017

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has confirmed the departure of one of its directors, with Castel’s representative on the board stepping down.

Bottom-line jumps in 2016, but headwinds remain for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - results

27 Apr 2017

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has posted a double-digit leap in net profits from 2016, but has seen its first quarter this year hampered by destocking.

Has the race to premiumise made spirits forget the mainstream? - Comment

25 Apr 2017

It's the last thing the English language needs, but could a companion term to the verbally-ugly 'premiumisation' pass into everyday use in the years to come? Is 'mainstreamisation' – a neologism arguably even more hideous than the p-word – here to stay? Richard Woodard thinks so.

"Do you go and buy Chivas Regal at Lidl? I don't think so" - Interview, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' CEO, Jean-Noël Reynaud

5 Apr 2017

In 2013, Belvedere entered administration after falling into debt thanks to its purchase of the Marie Brizard liqueurs brand. Four years later, the French spirits company - renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - is debt free. What's more, its William Peel Scotch whisky has just become the top-selling spirits brand in France. Couple that with an entry into China and you have a company back on the up. just-drinks spoke to Marie Brizard's CEO since 2014, Jean-Noël Reynaud, about how he has turned the firm around by shunning premiumisation, as well as the benefits of Brexit. We also asked: Whatever happened to Bruce Willis?

Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits in hunt for rum brand - just-drinks Exclusive

5 Apr 2017

Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits has said it is ready to step back into the M&A arena to purchase a rum brand.

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