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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.

SPI Group expands Stoli Gluten Free into Travel Retail

13 Sep 2016

SPI Group has handed a Travel Retail launch to its gluten-free Stolichnaya a few months after the vodka debuted in the domestic US channel.

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.

Stolichnaya's SPI Group appoints Efimov as new CEO

20 Apr 2016

SPI Group has confirmed to just-drinks the appointment of Dmitry Efimov as its new CEO.

Stolichnaya's SPI Group CEO Val Mendeleev departs

5 Apr 2016

The head of vodka brand Stolichnaya's parent company, SPI Group, has stepped down.

SPI Group's Stoli Gluten Free - Product Launch

17 Mar 2016

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

SPI Group hit with Stolichnaya court setback but vows to fight on

7 Jan 2016

SPI Group has said it is disappointed with a US court ruling that could weaken its grip on Stolichnaya vodka's international rights.

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.

How to turn a domestic spirit into a global brand - Interview, Montenegro Group CEO Marco Ferrari

26 Nov 2015

Last year, Marco Ferrari left his post as CMO of SPI Group to lead Italian spirits and aperitif maker Montenegro Group. just-drinks spoke to him at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes in October to find out what it is like to go from managing a global brand such as Stolichnaya to a company with strong domestic brands and a global outlook. Ferrari also spoke about his ambitions for Amaro Montenegro, a herbal liqueur that is finding traction in the US.

Stoli Group switches Central European distribution

9 Nov 2015

The Stoli Group is to switch its distributors in Central Europe.

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.

SPI Group announces first pack update for Stolichnaya

20 Oct 2015

SPI Group has unveiled a new bottle design for Stolichnaya, the first update since the vodka brand's creation around 80 years ago.

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

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

just a While Ago - On 24 July in...

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.









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