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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.

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 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.

SPI Group's Stolichnaya ad mocks "manliness" trends for whiskey, beer - video

21 Jun 2016

Stolichnaya owner SPI Group has taken a swipe at brown spirits and craft beer in the latest advert for the vodka's flavour extensions in the US.

SPI Group's Stoli Gluten Free - Product Launch

17 Mar 2016

SPI Group has launched a gluten-free version of its Stolichnaya vodka brand.

The biggest interviews of the year - just-drinks review of 2015

15 Dec 2015

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read interviews on just-drinks in 2015.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Diageo, Pernod Ricard and sparkling wine research

23 Oct 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.

Stoli Group ends Edrington Nordic distribution deal

12 Oct 2015

SPI's vodka arm Stoli Group has dropped Edrington as its distributor in four Nordic countries, to sign deals with two regional companies.

Stoli Group USA makes Bayou Rum its first third-party partner

6 Oct 2015

The US arm of SPI Group has secured “master distributor” status for the Bayou Rum portfolio in the country, with international expansion also likely in the future.

Stoli appoints international marketing director

30 Sep 2015

SPI's vodka arm Stoli Group has promoted Lars Vestbirk to the role of international marketing director, effective immediately.

On this day in drinks history - featuring AG Barr, Bacardi, Carlsberg

14 Aug 2015

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24 Jul 2015

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SPI Distribution (Latvia) changes name to Amber Distribution Latvia

6 Jul 2015

SPI Group has announced a name change for its Latvian distribution arm. SPI Distribution (Latvia) will become Amber Distribution Latvia.

just a While Ago - On 25 June in...

25 Jun 2015

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16 Jun 2015

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just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

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8 Jun 2015

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SPI Group names Piana as Stoli Group USA head

8 May 2015

SPI Group has appointed the former head of Remy Martin to lead its US & Canada unit.

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9 Apr 2015

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just the week in - Spirits & Wine

27 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Focus - The Battle Against the Counterfeiters

4 Mar 2015

News emerged in the UK late last month that 2,500 litres of fake wine and spirits were seized by police in the country as part of the worldwide Operation OPSON, run by Interpol. The counterfeit drinks industry is very much alive and kicking, even in developed markets like the UK, and drinks companies need to be more vigilant if they wish to protect their brands.

just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

19 Dec 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

just a While Ago - On 27 October in...

27 Oct 2014

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21 Oct 2014

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ITALY: Stolichnaya CMO quits to join Montenegro Group

23 Sep 2014

The CMO of SPI Group, the owner of Stolichnaya, has left the company to return to Italy, as CEO of Montenegro Group.

Comment - Spirits - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

5 Aug 2014

It's been three months since Suntory completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a long, hard look at just what the Japanese group got for its US$16bn.

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