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Is Pernod Ricard's Absolut dying in the US?

This month, white spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the present health - or lack thereof - of Pernod Ricard's flagship vodka bra...

Gruppo Campari flies the flag for US success

The US has long been perceived as the pot of gold at the end of the spirits rainbow. According to figures released by the country's Distille...

Lucy Britner | 11 Nov 2015

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari posted a solid jump in nine-month sales and profits as developed markets outperformed emerging countries. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region.

Lucy Britner | 9 Nov 2015

Gruppo Campari will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Wednesday (11 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the Milan-headquartered company has fared in the three months to the end of September.

Lucy Britner | 4 Aug 2015

Earlier today (4 August), Gruppo Campari announced its first half results, including a 36% hike in net profits and a 10.5% sales increase.

Lucy Britner | 4 Aug 2015

Skyy vodka has returned to growth in the US, according to the head of the brand's parent company, Gruppo Campari.

Latest Interviews

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.

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.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 21 Mar 2016

UK-based Wild Knight has released a high-end vodka under the same brand name.

Lucy Britner | 3 Mar 2016

The CEO of Gruppo Campari has flagged the challenges in creating a more premium version of Skyy vodka, to drive growth for the brand.

Lucy Britner | 12 Nov 2015

Gruppo Campari’s CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz has warned against tampering with core products. 

Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 2015

Gruppo Campari has added a cranberry variant to its Skyy Infusions flavoured vodka line.

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Lucy Britner | 4 Aug 2015

Gruppo Campari has reported a continued lift in sales and profits for the first six months of 2015, following strong numbers in Q1.

Olly Wehring | 8 Jan 2015

Campari has readied another two variants from its Skyy Infusions flavoured vodka range.

James Wilmore | 11 Sep 2013

Gruppo Campari has raised the curtain on a new US$43m packaging facility at its Wild Turkey distillery in the US to meet growing global demand for its spirit brands.

Andy Morton | 25 Jun 2013

Gruppo Campari has launched a limited-edition Skyy Vodka bottle to mark its sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup.

Andy Morton | 23 May 2013

Campari has teamed up with swimwear label L*Space to launch a limited-edition bottle for its Skyy Vodka brand.

Andy Morton | 21 May 2013

Campari has unveiled the TV campaign behind its latest flavoured vodka, Skyy Infusions Moscato Grape.

Andy Morton | 12 Mar 2013

Gruppo Campari has extended a “multi-million rand” advertising campaign behind its Skyy brand in South Africa.

Andy Morton | 12 Mar 2013

Campari's Skyy Infusions Moscato Grape

Olly Wehring | 5 Feb 2013

Campari's Skyy Infusions Wild Strawberry

Olly Wehring | 26 Nov 2012

The North American arm of Gruppo Campari has created the new role of managing director, and poached the head of Jose Cuervo International to assume the position.

Andy Morton | 9 Nov 2012

Gruppo Campari has launched a US$414.8m offer to take full control of Lascelles deMercado & Co, parent company of the Appleton Estate and Wray & Nephew rum brands.

Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2012

Gruppo Campari has lined up the third largest purchase in its history, with the acquisition of majority control of Lascelles deMercado & Co, parent company of the Appleton Estate and Wray & Nephew rum brands.

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2012

Gruppo Campari wants its Skyy Vodka brand to repeat the international success of stable-mate Wild Turkey, the group's boss said today (3 August).

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2012

Gruppo Campari has maintained its steady start to 2012 with single-digit rises across sales and profits in the first half of the year.

Olly Wehring | 3 Aug 2012

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Andy Morton | 27 Jun 2012

Gruppo Campari has launched a Lone Star edition of its Skyy Vodka bottle in honour of the US state of Texas.

Andy Morton | 30 May 2012

Morrison Bowmore Distillers (MBD) has granted Campari America exclusive US import and distribution rights for its McClelland's Scotch whisky range.

Latest blogs

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Carlsberg, SABMiller, Campari, Monster Beverage Corp and the Australian wine industry.

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