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Product Launch – UK/US: Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits' No. 3 London Dry Gin

5 Mar 2010

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits' No. 3 London Dry Gin

ITALY/US: Gruppo Campari inks Skyy Vodka, Sex and the City deal

19 Feb 2010

Gruppo Campari has announced a global marketing deal between its Skyy Spirits subsidiary and Warner Bros Entertainment.

Product Launch – US: Skyy Vodka's All Natural Skyy Infusions Ginger

2 Feb 2010

Skyy Vodka's All Natural Skyy Infusions Ginger

US: Skyy Spirits launches ‘disgruntled elf’ competition

11 Nov 2009

Skyy Spirits, the subsidiary of Gruppo Campari, has launched a cocktail campaign for the Christmas season.

SWEDEN: Gruppo Campari ups Nigab partnership

4 Nov 2009

Swedish distributor Nigab has extended its relationship with Gruppo Campari in the country.

UK: BrewDog welcomes former Skyy Spirits execs, launches share sale

21 Oct 2009

BrewDog has announced the arrival of two US investors, and the launch of a share sale to raise equity.

US: Skyy conducts Irish Mist makeover

17 Sep 2009

Skyy Spirits, the subsidiary of Gruppo Campari, has re-packaged Irish Mist, the whisky liqueur it distributes and markets in the US.

In the Spotlight – Pernod Ricard

4 Sep 2009

French spirits group Pernod Ricard will need more than a few headache pills to deal with the tough period ahead. The world’s second largest spirits group, behind Diageo, predicted a tough fiscal 2010 this week, as the drinks market stagnates, the economy weakens, and it becomes the victim of a high debt load.

Insight - Campari profits boosted by lower ad spend, expects H2 lift

6 Aug 2009

Campari has seen first half profits boosted by lower spend on advertising and promotion, following a drop in media rates in several key markets.

ITALY: Destocking continues drag on Campari in H1

6 Aug 2009

Davide Campari-Milano has reported flat net profits for the first half of this year, as destocking continued to take its toll on the company.

US: Skyy Spirits updates Cabo Wabo packaging

7 Jul 2009

Gruppo Campari subsidiary Skyy Spirits has revamped the packaging for its Cabo Wabo Tequila brand.

The just-drinks interview – Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Campari

21 May 2009

Having not made a major acquisition for a couple of years, Campari was back in the spotlight last month when it acquired Wild Turkey Bourbon from Pernod Ricard. Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz spoke with Olly Wehring about the acquisition, the progress of other brands, including Skyy Vodka and Glen Grant Scotch whisky, and the impact of the recession.

ITALY: Destocking hampers Davide Campari-Milano in Q1

13 May 2009

Davide Campari-Milano has posted what it has described as an “overall satisfactory” set of results for its first quarter, as destocking dragged on its performance.

ITALY: "Solid" 2008 sees Gruppo Campari profits up, sales down

18 Mar 2009

Gruppo Campari has posted a slight lift in full-year net profit, despite a dip in sales in the period.

UPDATED IRELAND: C&C Group denies spirits business sale

2 Mar 2009

Magners cider owner C&C Group has said that it is not selling its spirits business, following a report by just-drinks this afternoon (2 March).

US: Skyy adds pineapple to Infusions line

17 Feb 2009

Skyy Spirits has expanded its Skyy Vodka Infusions All Natural line to include a pineapple flavour for the US market.

Focus - C&C looks to raise spirits after Magners’ fall from grace

27 Nov 2008

Magners Cider was a phenomenal, but seemingly short-lived, brand success story. As C&C Group seeks to recover from the boom and bust experience that befell its cider brand, it is looking to its spirits portfolio, and specifically Irish whiskey Tullamore Dew, for growth. And even in these uncertain times, the company is bullish about the opportunities ahead. Chris Mercer reports.

US: Skyy Spirits unveils X-Rated Valentine’s campaign

20 Nov 2008

Skyy Spirits has unveiled plans for a Valentine’s Day promotion for its X-Rated Fusion Liqueur in the US.

REPORT IN FOCUS - Liqueurs show versatility as trends change

14 Nov 2008

Far from being comprised of rather dusty brands consumed after dinner by a declining proportion of drinkers, liqueurs are among the most versatile products on the drinks market. According to a new report from just-drinks and The IWSR, the growth of the cocktail culture in the US and now increasingly in other markets, and the increasing popularity of flavoured versions of mainstream spirits have resulted in sustained growth in this most vibrant of categories. Ben Cooper reports.

ITALY: Gruppo Campari sales, profit rise

11 Nov 2008

Italian spirits group Campari has reported a 0.8% rise in revenue for the first nine months of 2008, despite unfavourable exchange rates.

US: Skyy Spirits updates corporate website

1 Oct 2008

Skyy Spirits has launched a new corporate website.

US: Ruvo named as new chairman of Skyy Spirits

19 Sep 2008

US premium drinks group Skyy Spirits, part of the Campari group, has announced the promotion of Gerry Ruvo to the position of chairman.

US: Drinks self-regulation "isn't working" - alcohol watchdog

18 Sep 2008

The Marin Institute has attacked alcohol companies in the US for failing to provide an adequate complaint system for advertising in the country.

US: Constellation Brands exec heads for Skyy

21 Aug 2008

Skyy Spirits has poached a former Constellation Brands executive to head up the brand management of its namesake vodka brand.

The just-drinks interview - Skyy Spirits

19 Aug 2008

Gloomy talk of a global economic slowdown have so far failed to dilute growth in the US vodka category. One of the better known contenders in the segment – if only for its ocean blue-coloured bottle – is Skyy vodka. In this month's just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring grills the president & CEO of Skyy Spirits, Gerry Ruvo, over the rise of the company's namesake vodka brand, what the future holds for the Campari-owned unit, and how much longer vodka's moment in the US sun can last.

In the Spotlight - Stolichnaya

20 Jun 2008

It has survived the Iron Curtain, endured rationalisation in the global drinks industry and numerous changes in its distribution and even a feud with the Russian state, but Stolichnaya is still standing strong.

In the Spotlight – Central European Distribution Corporation

9 Jun 2008

Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) may appear something of a misnomer for a company headquartered in the US and listed on the New York Stock Exchange but it is a name attracting considerable attention nonetheless. And it is little wonder.

US: Campari launches Cutty Sark Blended Malt in US

19 May 2008

Gruppo Campari is launching Cutty Sark Blended Malt Scotch Whisky in select US markets through its Skyy Spirits unit.

ITALY: Campari registers good growth despite sales decline

14 May 2008

Davide Campari-Milano has reported a healthy growth in its first quarter profits, despite a fall in revenues in the period, caused in part by currency fluctuations and the loss of the tequila 1800 distribution contract in US.

ITALY: Davide Campari-Milano issues dividend, adds director

30 Apr 2008

Davide Campari-Milano has announced details of its latest dividend payment.






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