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US: Campari prepares fruity Skyy vodka extension

11 Mar 2008

Gruppo Campari has unveiled a flavoured extension of its Skyy vodka brand in the US.

UK: Reformed Spirits drops Skyy in favour of Kindred Spirits in US

5 Dec 2007

The Reformed Spirits Company has switched distributors for its Martin Miller’s gin and Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength gin brands in the US.

US: Skyy Spirits seals Morrison Bowmore distribution deal

16 Nov 2007

Skyy Spirits has entered into two distribution deals with the Scotch whisky distiller Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd and Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua.

ITALY: Campari maintains “satisfactory” Q3

8 Nov 2007

Davide Campari-Milano has reported a slight lift in profits for what it called a “satisfactory” start to the year so far.

ITALY: Campari eyes whisky market - report

7 Nov 2007

Davide Campari-Milano is eyeing the whisky category, according to reports.

US: Skyy Spirits appoints PR, events director

11 Oct 2007

Skyy Spirits has appointed of a new director of public relations and events.

US: Cabo Wabo Tequila to sponsor rock tour

3 Oct 2007

Gruppo Campari’s Skyy Spirits-owned Tequila brand Cabo Wabo, founded by Van Halen guitarist Sammy Hagar, will sponsor the rock star’s upcoming US tour.

US: Gruppo Campari completes US spirits purchase

19 Jul 2007

Gruppo Campari has acquired the portfolio of spirits company X-Rated in the US.

UK: Campari and Bowmore close down UK distribution venture

25 Jun 2007

Fior Brands, the UK distribution joint venture set up by Gruppo Campari and Morrison Bowmore Distillers, is to close and move its portfolio to independent distributor Cellar Trends.

ITALY: Campari unveils strong growth and new CEO

8 May 2007

Davide Campari-Milano has reported solid growth in its first quarter 2007, while at the same time unveiling the appointment of its new CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz.

US: Ex-William Grant exec founds US spirits import company

4 May 2007

Former William Grant & Sons executive vice-president and national sales manager Joel Gosler has formed a new US import and marketing company.

ITALY: Campari trims board members, okays dividend

24 Apr 2007

Davide Campari-Milano has trimmed the size of its board and issued dividend details.

US: Skyy Vodka sponsors TV film channel

20 Apr 2007

Skyy Vodka has unveiled a tie-up with The Independent Film Channel (IFC) in the US.

ITALY: Campari toasts Scotch as 2006 profits rise

20 Mar 2007

Italian spirits and wine group Davide Campari-Milano has seen annual profits inch up over 3% in 2006.

UPDATE: US: Skyy prepares super-premium vodka

12 Mar 2007

Skyy Spirits is targeting the US on-trade vodka martini market as part of its launch of Skyy 90.

US: Skyy prepares super-premium vodka for US

12 Mar 2007

Gruppo Campari has lined up a fresh vodka offering in the US from its Skyy Spirits subsidiary.

POLAND: CEDC strikes deal with Campari

23 Jan 2007

Central European Distribution Corporation has added the Campari portfolio to its distribution stable in Poland.

ITALY: Campari buys up Skyy Spirits shares

2 Nov 2006

Skyy Spirits has become a fully-owned subsidiary of Campari after the Italian drinks group bought the remaining stake in the US company.

Duty-free industry looks ahead after summer disruption

20 Oct 2006

The duty free business has recovered relatively quickly from the major disruption caused by the security scare in the UK in the summer, writes Joe Bates. And as the industry prepares for the annual Tax Free World Association travel retail trade show in Cannes next week, drinks suppliers have cause for cautious optimism with signs that their share of the market has stabilised after years of steady decline.

ITALY: Campari enjoys fruits of Scotch stable

11 Sep 2006

Campari has today (11 September) posted an increase in first-half profits thanks to sales from its recently-acquired Scotch whisky portfolio.

Premiums drive Tequila in the US

4 Aug 2006

The US Tequila category continues to show strong growth, while the premium Tequila sector is booming, making it a highly attractive investment opportunity for major spirits companies. Dean Best reports.

UK: Vermeer liqueur gets UK Website

23 May 2006

Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur has launched a website aimed at pushing the product in the UK.

ITALY: Campari continues upward trend in Q1

11 May 2006

Italian drinks group Campari has continued its positive run of results by posting a 24% increase in sales in its first quarter, leading to a 17% leap in profits.

US: Campari appoints duty-free distributor

21 Apr 2006

Campari International, a business unit of Campari Group, has appointed Alexander James & Co. as its exclusive US duty-free distributor.

UK: SKYY vodka founder launches chocolate liqueur

6 Apr 2006

The man who created SKYY vodka has launched a chocolate cream liqueur in the UK.

ITALY: Wine & spirit sales drive Campari profits

22 Mar 2006

Campari has reported a set of strong results for 2005, with rising sales across its wine and spirits divisions leading to a 9.1% rise in earnings.

US: Skyy brings Italian spirit to US

22 Mar 2006

Skyy Spirits has launched a light Italian spirit in the US.

US: Strong Brands appoints marketing director

1 Feb 2006

US marketeers Strong Brands has appointed Laura Belocas to the post of national marketing director.

FRANCE: Pernod sells Scotch assets to Campari

23 Dec 2005

Pernod Ricard has sold Glen Grant single malt and two other Scotch whisky brands to Campari for a combined EUR130m (US$154m).

US: Skyy Spirits to push Suntory brands

6 Dec 2005

Skyy Spirits has secured US distribution rights for a stable of brands owned by Japan's Suntory.

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