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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.

IRELAND: C&C nails down global distribution

29 Nov 2005

C&C Group has finally secured international distribution for its drinks portfolio.

ITALY: Campari nine-month figures up - just

14 Nov 2005

Davide Campari-Milano has posted a slight rise in net sales and profits for the first nine months of this year.

ITALY: Campari sales and profits up in H1

26 Sep 2005

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. has seen a 2.6% rise in sales drive growth across all profitability indicators in the first half of the year.

ITALY: Citigroup Smith Barney downgrades Campari

5 Sep 2005

US investment house Citigroup Smith Barney has cut its rating on Italian drinks group Davide Campari-Milano SpA from "buy" to "hold".

COMPETITION: Eng v Bangladesh - The winners

21 Jun 2005

Congratulations to the five lucky winners of our competition, in association with Wolf Blass, for tickets to today’s cricket match between England and Bangladesh.

ITALY: Campari sales and profits up in Q1

13 May 2005

The Campari Group has seen a modest growth in its first quarter sales, although the performance led to a more impressive increase in other profitability indicators.

Flavourable growth conditions?

19 Apr 2005

Flavoured vodkas have been a major success story in the US where they have prospered on the back of strong sector growth and premiumisation. With European markets also showing consistent growth and some trading up, Parita Chitakasem, of industry analysts Euromonitor International, assesses the future for premium flavoured vodkas in Europe.

US: Skyy appoints CEO, eyes acquisitions

5 Apr 2005

Skyy Spirits, LLC, announced yesterday that former vice-president of sales Gerard (Gerry) Ruvo has accepted the position of president and CEO.

US: Campari in line to acquire gin brand

31 Mar 2005

Campari has been awarded the US distribution rights for, and has been given first refusal on the acquisition of, Martin Miller’s London Dry Gin.

US: SKYY launches new vodka brand

31 Mar 2005

SKYY Spirits has launched a vodka brand designed specifically to target the martini market.

COMMENT: Fortune Brands favouring flavouring

2 Mar 2005

Fortune Brands plans to launch new flavoured Absolut and Vox vodka variants in the US.

ITALY: Campari increases stake in Skyy

25 Feb 2005

Davide Campari-Milano SpA has increased its stake in the vodka producer Skyy Spirits.

ITALY: Campari plans for complete Skyy ownership

18 Feb 2005

Davide Campari-Milano SpA is thought to be planning a buyout of the shares it doesn’t already own in the vodka company Skyy Spirits Group.

ITALY: Campari sees growth across portfolio

9 Nov 2004

The Italian drinks company Campari said yesterday that it had recorded growth in sales and at all levels of operating profitability, in the forst nine months of the year.

US: SKYY to launch orange vodka

17 Aug 2004

The spirits producer SKYY Spirits, LLC is launching a further flavoured version of its successful eponymous vodka brand.

ITALY: Campari looking good in Q1

11 May 2004

Davide Campari-Milano has posted a healthy rise in pre-tax profit for Q1.

ITALY: Campari sets bar on 30% Skyy acquisition

24 Mar 2004

Davide Campari-Milano has put a price on buying a further 30% stake in Skyy Spirits.

Campari: a rising star in spirits

2 Mar 2004

While leading spirits producers are fighting to protect market share and escape the downturn in spirits sales, Euromonitor examines how Italian company Campari seems to have achieved consistent growth with little difficulty.

US: Miller and Allied axe RTD brands

25 Feb 2004

Miller is dropping three of its four flavoured malt beverages after disappointing results.

Drinks companies muscle in on low-carb boom

3 Feb 2004

In a bid to tap into the phenomenal boom in low carbohydrate diets in the US, brewers and other drinks manufacturers have been launching low-carb variants and amplifying low-carb claims for existing products. But while the short-term growth has been prodigious, if the boom is not sustained drinks companies may have cannibalised their core products with faddish variants. Philip Fine reports.

COMMENT: BK - expanding menu to attract slimmers

19 Jan 2004

Burger King has joined a growing number of food and beverage makers eager to ride the popularity of the low-carb diets.

US: SKYY to roll out melon vodka

16 Jan 2004

SKYY Spirits, a unit of Milan-based Gruppo Campari, will roll out a melon-flavoured vodka this spring. Blended from honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon flavors, it will be available nation-wide in 50ml, 750ml and 1-liter, the company said.

US: Miller and SKYY to launch low-carb FMB

15 Jan 2004

Miller Brewing and SKYY Spirits will tap into America's low-carbohydrate diet craze by launching SKYY Sport in March.

ITALY: Campari gains on Skyy launches

10 Nov 2003

The Italian drinks producer Davide Campari Milano SpA announced pretax profits of €58.6m in the third quarter today, an increase of 173% on the same period last year, as the company gained from the sale of its Milan HQ.

US: Malternative law overturned

16 Jul 2003

A law in Oregon, which has hampered sales of malternatives in the state, has been temporarily overturned.

Flavours drive vodka’s momentum

6 May 2003

Flavoured vodka is growing at an explosive rate in the US and will continue to do so as long as producers can keep rolling out new extensions. But as Anne Brockhoff reports there is still a healthy degree of caution in regards to NPD, despite temptations to expand portfolios.

RESEARCH: Mexican spirits need boost

14 Apr 2003

Although the alcoholic drinks market as a whole is growing strongly in Mexico, the country's consumption of spirits continued to decline in 2002, according to research released by industry analyst Canadean.

US: Skyy to launch three flavoured variants

26 Mar 2003

The spirits producer, Skyy Spirits, which produces the Skyy Vodka brand, has announced the launch of three new flavoured variants, Skyy Spiced, Skyy Berry and Skyy Vanilla.

SOUTH AFRICA: Campari launches Cinzano RTD

20 Mar 2003

Campari, through a local affiliate in South Africa, has launched its third RTD offering, Cinzano Five. This South African launch is the third RTD launched from the group in the past 15 months, after the vodka-based Skyy Blue into the USA and the Campari Mixx in Italy and Switzerland. The Cinzano Five is a 5.4% abv spirit cooler, using lemon, pineapple and orange flavours in a 275cl bottle, which cost R9m to develop, including a full-house TV, cinema, poster and press campaign.

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