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Diageo: currency pressures won’t push up prices

Diageo has said that the weak pound will not see immediate changes in its prices.

Fever-Tree posts positive results

Fever-Tree has announced that its full year revenue is expected to be circa £102.2 million, which is growth of 73% on 2015.

Advini buys Lapalu family estates

Antoine Moueix Properties, a subsidiary of the major French wine producer Advini, has announced the purchase of approximately 400 hectares of vineyards on both the right and left banks of Bordeaux.

Beam Suntory takes over Sipsmith

Beam Suntory has taken over British craft gin and vodka producer, Sipsmith.

Gruppo Campari to sell Italian wineries

Gruppo Campari has announced the sale of Italian wineries Sella & Mosca and Teruzzi & Puthod for €62 million.

William Reed acquires World's 50 Best Bars

William Reed has acquired The World’s 50 Best Bars awards from Drinks International’s publisher Agile Media.

Constellation buys and sells

Constellation Brands has announced the sale of its Canadian wine business and is buying Charles Smith Wines, High West Distillery and a minority stake in Bardstown Bourbon Company.

Codorníu Raventós announces new UK MD

Matteo d’Imporzano has been appointed managing director of Codorníu in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Anheuser-Busch InBev completes SABMiller purchase

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the completion of the deal to buy SABMiller.

William Grant reports record profit

William Grant & Sons has reported a record profit after tax of £147.4m*, an increase of 8.9% year-on-year.

Ian Macleod Distillers buys Spencerfield Spirit Company

Ian Macleod Distillers has announced that it has bought the Spencerfield Spirit Company, including its flagship brand, Edinburgh Gin.

Edrington unveils new HQ

Edrington, has announced the location of its new international headquarters: 100 Queen Street, by Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square.

Sazerac acquires Last Drop Distillers

The Sazerac Company has acquired The Last Drop Distillers for an undisclosed amount. 

Pernod Ricard to reduce number of SKUs by up to 30%

Pernod Ricard has outlined a global initiative to reduce ‘portfolio complexity’ by reducing the number of SKUs by up to 30% in some markets.

Pernod reports full year profit rise

Pernod Ricard has reported profit from recurring operations, the measuring stick that analysts and the company use, rose 2% during its fiscal year 2015/16 to €2.28 billion.

Famous Grouse Experience shortlisted for tourism award

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery has been shortlisted at the Courier Business Awards in the tourism, leisure and hospitality business of the year category.

UK is BCB’s country of honour

Bar Convent Berlin organisers have announced that the UK will be this year’s ‘country of honour’.

EU alcohol duties system works

The EU Commission has set out the initial findings and possible revision of the alcohol excise duty structure.

Edrington announces new CFO

Edrington has announced the appointment of Paul Hyde as its new chief financial officer.

WSTA reaches out

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has reached out to help establish and offer on-going support to a new alliance of small distillers and other spirit producers.

Stock Spirits results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

Stock Spirits Group, a leading central and eastern European branded spirits producer, has announced its results for the six months to June 30 2016.

Campari group reports half year results

Gruppo Campari has reported sales of €743.9 million and group net profit €67.2m, down -13.8%.

Conviviality appoints David Robinson

Conviviality Plc, the UK's leading independent wholesaler and alcohol distributor and franchised retail outlets, has appointed David Robinson to the board as managing director of Conviviality Retail.

Diageo: net sales down, profits up 1.6%

Diageo has reported that net sales are down 3% but operating profit grew 1.6% for the year ended June 30, 2016.

Diageo welcomes report on reducing alcohol-related harm

Diageo has welcomed the release of the latest Producers’ Commitments report by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking.

Edrington profits down £7m

Edrington has announced profits of £72.7m for the year ended March 31, 2016, down £7m on the previous year.

Food and Drink Federation calls for Brexit safeguards

The Food and Drink Federation has called on the new UK Prime Minister Theresa May to safeguard the interests of Britain’s food and drink manufacturers’ in negotiations to leave the European Union.

Diageo and WaterAid announce international partnership

Diageo has announced a five year partnership with WaterAid, an international NGO providing access to safe water and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Lords inquiry into effectiveness of UK licensing legislation

A House of Lords Committee, set up especially to look at the Licensing Act 2003, and the liberalisation of opening hours in the UK, has launched its investigation.

Johnnie Walker to have per serving alcohol content and nutritional information on pack

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to have new packaging which will display on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information per typical serve.

Johnnie Walker to have per serving alcohol content and nutritional information on pack

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to have new packaging which will display on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information, per typical serve.

Stella David rejoins Bacardi

Stella David, the former CEO of William Grant & Sons, has rejoined Bacardi as a board member

O’Flynn to leave Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK has announced that its managing director, Denis O’Flynn, has decided to leave at the end of September.

SWA reacts to UK Brexit vote

The Scotch Whisky Association calls for unity as the UK electorate votes to leave the European Union

Agile Media to re-launch CLASS Magazine

Agile Media will re-launch bartender magazine CLASS this autumn. 

Diageo and UN unite on road deaths

Diageo and the United Nations’ Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have formed a partnership to try and reduce traffic death and injuries globally.

Javier Ferrán is Diageo board chairman designate

Diageo has announced that Javier Ferrán will be appointed to the Diageo board as a non-executive director from July 22 and will be appointed chairman on 1 January 2017, on the retirement of Dr Franz Humer.

Two new board members at Marie Brizard

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has announced that, at the upcoming shareholders’ meeting to be held on 21 June 21, shareholders will be asked to approve the appointment of two new board members.

Black Cow appoints head of global sales

Emma Wykes has been made head of global Sales at Black Cow Pure Milk vodka, as part of its global expansion plans.

Pernod Ricard USA is reorganised

Pernod Ricard has announced a new round of organisational changes as part of its ‘Dart’ initiative to grow company share, specifically in the US.

WSTA announce Britain's wine trade has doubled

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association will announce on Tuesday that Britain’s wine trade has more than doubled in the last decade.

Gruppo Campari appoints new board of directors

Gruppo Campari has appointed a new board of directors for the 2016 to 2018 period.

The Cotswold Artisan Drinks Show 2016 to be held next month

The Cotswold Artisan Drinks Show 2016, the first Trade Show of its kind, will be showcasing artisan drinks produced in the Cotswolds on Monday 9th May between 10.30 and 4pm. 

Isle of Arran Distillers proposes second site

The Isle of Arran Distillers has submitted its final application for a proposed second site on the island as it continues to grow in size and popularity.

Helms is Brown-Forman's GTR marketing director

Brown-Forman has announced that Eric Helms has become marketing director for its Global Travel Retail division.

Board of Directors of American Craft Spirits Association announces new president

The Board of Directors of American Craft Spirits Association has today announced that it has elected Paul Hletko as its new president. 

Vinexpo 2016 set to attract 1,300 exhibitors

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016 is set to attract 1,300 wine and spirit exhibitors from more than 35 countries worldwide to the city’s Convention and Exhibition Centre from 24 to 26 May.

Italian Consortium announces new chairman

The Consorzio di tutela del Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani has announced that Orlando Pecchenino is its new chairman.

Britvic awarded 2.5 stars in business CR index

Britvic has been awarded 2.5 stars in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index. 

BrewDog's crowd-funding scheme breaks world record

The fourth round of Equity for Punks, BrewDog’s latest crowd-funding scheme ended this week, resulting in £19 million being raised which broke a world record.