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Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt? - analysis 17 Jan 2020

The time could be ripe for Campari Group to make another major acquisition, with the company able to call on a possible war chest of up to EUR4bn (US$4.4bn), according to a recent client note.


Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data 8 May 2019

In early-March, Campari Group released its results for 2018. The group saw sales in the 12-month period come in 5.3% up on 2017. Here, drinks industry commentator Richard Woodard considers Campari's performance over the last five years.


Campari Group 2017 - results data 27 Feb 2018

In late-February, Campari Group released its results for the 12 months of 2017. Sales in the year increased by 6.3%, although the Asia Pacific reporting division came in flat. Here, just-drinks breaks down Campari's figures for the full-year by region.


Gruppo Campari FY 2016 by market - results data 28 Feb 2017

Today, Gruppo Campari issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by 4%, with net profits dropping 7%. Here, just-drinks breaks down Campari's figures for last year by region and global brand.


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.

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Italy’s Farnese Group switches ownership 13 Jan 2020

Investment company Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire Italian wine firm Farnese Group.


Distillerie Francoli highlights 'dark secret' with Opal Nera relaunch 27 Nov 2019

Distillerie Francoli has relaunched its Opal Nera brand with new packaging that highlights how the Italian liqueur turns purple on contact with ice.


Italy on course to ratify sugar tax by end of year - report 18 Nov 2019

Italy is to join the growing list of European countries with a sugar tax after lawmakers last week reportedly said a levy will be introduced in the next fiscal year.


Accolade Wines silent on Italian winery report 15 Nov 2019

Accolade Wines has declined to comment on an Italian newspaper report claiming the group is looking to buy local winery Farnese Vini.


The Coca-Cola Co signs sponsorship deal with Juventus football club 29 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has moved further into football sponsorship after signing a commercial deal with Italy's leading football club, Juventus.


Gruppo Montenegro moves Canada distribution to Mark Anthony 21 Oct 2019

Gruppo Montenegro has followed last week's distribution deal for Latin America and the Caribbean with another new tie-up, this time in Canada.


Gruppo Montenegro selects Monarq Group in Americas 14 Oct 2019

Gruppo Montenegro has teamed up with Monarq Group in a distribution agreement covering Latin America and the Caribbean.


Coca-Cola HBC agrees US$97m Acque Minerali purchase in Italy 19 Sep 2019

Coca-Cola HBC is to buy Italian bottled water company Acque Minerali for EUR88m (US$97m).


Amber Beverage Group taps into coffee trend with Riga Black Balsam Espresso roll-out 19 Aug 2019

Amber Beverage Group, a subsidiary of SPI Group, has highlighted the global coffee trend as it looks to widen the availability of the espresso-based expression of herbal bitters Riga Black Balsam.


Pernod Ricard closes Malfy buy, hands brand to The Gin Hub 21 Jun 2019

Pernod Ricard has completed the acquisition of Malfy and has dropped the gin brand into its The Gin Hub division.