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Roust to go it alone in UK as William Grant & Sons tie-up draws to a close

19 Oct 2020

Roust Group is running down its current UK distribution arrangement with William Grant & Sons, with the handling of its brands in the country set to move in-house.

Stoli Group names Damian McKinney global CEO

5 Oct 2020

Stoli Group has appointed Damian McKinney as CEO.

Amber Beverage Group's Tambovskaya Vodka - Product Launch

24 Aug 2020

Amber Beverage Group's Tambovskaya Vodka - Product Launch

Amber Beverage Group snaps up rest of distributor Think Spirits

2 Jul 2020

Amber Beverage Group has taken full control of Australian distributor Think Spirits.

Former Diageo exec Dave McNulty fills Stoli Group's CMO vacancy

30 Jun 2020

Stoli Group's VP of marketing & communications has been promoted to the role of CMO, only nine months after joining the wine and spirits company.

Ex-William Grant CEO joins Amber Beverage Group board

22 Jun 2020

A former head of William Grant & Sons has added another non-executive board position to his portfolio, with Roland van Bommel joining Amber Beverage Group this month.

Amber Beverage Group adds drinks veteran John Esposito to board

21 May 2020

John Esposito has rejoined the Stoli Group organisation, three years after leaving the group.

Crystal Head Vodka hitches wagon to LGBT+ with limited-edition Pride bottle

14 May 2020

Globefill is lining up the annual release of a limited edition pack offering for its Crystal Head Vodka brand.

Stoli Group promotes internally for new CEO

23 Apr 2020

Stoli Group has reinstated the role of CEO, barely a year after retiring the position.

Amber Beverage Group readies KAH Tequila relaunch - Tequila in the US data

20 Apr 2020

Amber Beverage Group is lining up a relaunch of KAH in the US, with the management of the Tequila brand worldwide also being brought in-house.

Amber Beverage Group upbeat on Finland's off-premise, recruits distributor

6 Apr 2020

Amber Beverage Group has secured Beverage Partners Finland as its distributor in the Nordic country.

Amber Beverage Group ups UK presence with Indie Brands stake buy

6 Feb 2020

Amber Beverage Group has added to its UK footprint with a stake purchase in spirits distributor Indie Brands.

Amber Beverage Group recruits another ex-Pernod Ricard executive for Moskovskaya

5 Feb 2020

Amber Beverage Group has confirmed a change of leadership for its Moskovskaya vodka brand.

Stoli Group creates chief commercial officer post for Canada, US

17 Jan 2020

Stoli Group has appointed former Jackson Family Wines and Regal Wine Co executive Jonathan Hollister to fill the newly-created role of chief commercial officer.

Lively year continues for Amber Beverage Group with Mountain Spirits stake buy in Austria

11 Dec 2019

Amber Beverage Group has acquired control of Austrian drinks distributor and wholesaler Mountain Spirits.

Amber Beverage Group takes Moskovskaya vodka to France with distribution deal

20 Nov 2019

Amber Beverage Group has confirmed its entry into France, securing a distribution deal with co-operative Spirit France Diffusion.

Beluga Group makes fresh UK distributor switch

20 Nov 2019

Beluga Group has changed the UK distributor for its namesake vodka brand again, just over a year after moving to Halewood Wines & Spirits.

SPI Group takes full control of Cellar Trends through Amber Beverage Group

27 Jun 2019

Cellar Trends is now a fully-owned division of SPI Group after subsidiary Amber Beverage Group mopped up the remaining 30% of the UK alcohol distributor.

Stoli Group CEO Hugues Pietrini moves on

26 Apr 2019

Stoli Group has confirmed to just-drinks that its CEO has stepped down after only two years in the role.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - November 2018

3 Dec 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during November, a month that saw the Cutty Sark Scotch brand get a(nother) new owner and Diageo sell off a raft of spirits brands to Sazerac.

Amber Beverage Group takes over Permalko distillery from SPI Group

12 Nov 2018

Amber Beverage Group, part of Stolichnaya owner SPI Group, has bought a majority stake in Russian spirits producer Permalko from its parent company.

Why the usual vodka suspects will have to sit out the short-term in the US - Comment

2 Oct 2018

What are the prospects for vodka in the category's vital US market? Spirits commentator Richard Woodard takes us back, to look forwards.

Sojuzplodoimport to appeal after Stolichnaya court setback against SPI Group

20 Feb 2018

Sojuzplodoimport, the Russian company locked in a court battle with SPI Group over ownership of the Stolichnaya vodka brand, has said it will appeal after losing the latest round in the pair's long-running fight.

Patrick Piana, Brian Cox exit Stoli Group USA

13 Feb 2018

Stoli Group has confirmed the departure of its US chief executive and chief marketing officers.

SPI Group wins Brazil fight over Stolichnaya trademark

3 Nov 2017

SPI Group has claimed a victory in its ongoing battle over ownership of the Stolichnaya trademark.

SPI Group names Hugues Pietrini as new Stoli Group CEO

7 Apr 2017

SPI Group has appointed Moët Hennessy executive Hugues Pietrini to lead its global spirits business, Stoli Group.

SPI Group brings Stolichnaya back to US TV screens - video

13 Mar 2017

The US division of SPI Group has readied a return to television screens in the country for its Stolichnaya vodka brand.

The Vodka Category - Everything you need to know - just-drinks Spirits Essentials

7 Feb 2017

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the vodka category. Sourced from the joint Global Vodka Insights report, published in December, we look at both market and category trends for vodka globally, the performance of the key brands, as well as the challenges facing the category going forward.

Vodka still "pays the cheques" as SPI Group targets whiskies - TFWA 2016

6 Oct 2016

The head of SPI Group has said the company won't neglect its vodka brands as it unveils plans to bolster its brown spirits portfolio.

SPI's Stoli Group CEO Rob Cullins to step down

27 Sep 2016

SPI Group has announced that the CEO of its Stolichnaya vodka brand-owner, Stoli Group, will leave the company next month.









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