VSPT Wine Group sales up 11%

VSPT Wine Group has seen an 11% increase in sales for Q2 to maintain its number one spot in the Chilean market.

Campari Group reports 37.1% sales increase

Campari Group has reported that organic sales increased 37.1% year-on-year during the first half of 2021.

Whisky Hammer agrees investment deal with Rare Whisky Holdings

Scottish whisky auction firm, Whisky Hammer, and sister company Still Spirit has sold a 49% stake of the business to the Hong Kong investment group, Rare Whisky Holdings.

UK bar group reports record sales since reopening

British bar operator Arc Inspirations has reported that sales have increased by 35% compared to 2019 since it resumed trading in May.

Moët Hennessy and Campari Group form ecommerce partnership

Moët Hennessy and Campari Group have joined forces to create an ecommerce business that will sell wine and spirits to consumers across Europe.

VSPT Wine Group reports strong Q1 sales

South American wine producer VSPT Wine Group posted a 27.6% sales increase during the first quarter of 2021 in spite of poor exchange rates.

Amber Beverage Group report no year-on-year decline in revenue

Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has reported that net revenues in 2020 remained at 2019 levels despite an 8.4% drop in volumes due to the global pandemic.

Campari Group reports 17.9% sales growth for Q1

Organic net sales at Campari Group increased by 17.9% to reach €397.9 million in the first three months of 2021.

Rhum Barbancourt enters new distribution deal for LATAM and US

Rhum Barbancourt, a family-owned distillery established in 1862, has entered a new distribution deal with MONARQ Group for Latin American and the Caribbean as well as duty free in the US.

Campari Group reports profit decline for 2020

Campari Group has reported that net adjusted profit decreased 24.4% year-on-year to €202.1 million in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Remy Cointreau Sales Surged in Q3

Remy Cointreau has reported 25.1% sales growth for the final three months of 2020.

Master of Malt moves into own-label spirits

Online retailer Master of Malt has unveiled its first own-label spirits range comprising a gin, vodka, rum and blended Scotch.

Irish whiskey trade group names new chairman

Tullamore DEW brand ambassador John Quinn has been named the new chairman of trade group Drinks Ireland | Irish Whiskey Association.

Campari Group suffers malware attack

Campari Group has revealed that some of its personal and business data has been compromised after it suffered a targeted ransomware attack.

Portman Group announces new chief executive

The Portman Group has announced that Matt Lambert will replace John Timothy as chief executive in January 2021.

Hofmeister secures investment from beer industry veterans

The former managing directors of Greene King and Ei Group have invested in Hofmeister after growing excited by its potential to take the world beer category by storm.

Quintessential Brands launches festive marketing drive

Quintessential Brands is launching a marketing push across its leading gin brands in the run-up to the festive trading period.

Diageo World Class announces first three regional finalists

Three bartenders have surged through to the British regional final of Diageo’s World Class mixology competition after impressing judges with their portable cocktail creations.

Accolade Wines purchases Katnook Estate

Accolade Wines has acquired the historic Katnook Estate in Coonawarra from Wingara Wine Group.

Big Interview: Amber Beverage Group CEO Seymour Ferreira

Amber Beverage Group has tipped Australia and China to lead the way as the global drinks industry emerges from the coronavirus crisis.

Campari Group reports slight sales decline for Q1

Campari Group has reported a 5.3% decline in organic sales for the first quarter of 2020 after suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

Marussia Beverages completes Itkulsky Distillery purchase

Dutch group Marussia Beverages has purchased a controlling stake in Siberian vodka producer Itkulsky Distillery.

Rémy Cointreau expects steep sales decline for the current quarter

Rémy Cointreau has reported a sales decline of 9% for the 2019/20 financial year as a result of a significant slump in Q4.

New initiative allows thousands of bars to covert to shops during COVID-19 crisis

A new initiative promises to transform shuttered British bars into click and collect food stores during the coronavirus crisis.

London Wine Fair postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

The London Wine Fair is the latest high profile-event to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.

AB Inbev draws down $9bn loan facility as coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world

AB Inbev has drawn down the entirety of a $9bn loan facility from global banks as it bids to ride out the coronavirus outbreak.

Austrian Leithaberg aims to put its wines on the map

Leithaberg, one of Austria’s newest DACs, wants to be the Burgundy of Austria.

Campari H1 boosted by N America and Asia

Gruppo Campari has announced sales growth of 5% for H1 of 2012, with strong performances in North America and Asia Pacific offsetting difficulties in Germany, Italy and South America.

Crabbie’s expands into US and Canada

Halewood International has expanded the distribution of its Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer brand into the US and Canada.

SAB Miller announces staff shake-up

SAB Miller has announced a number of directorate and senior management changes that will become effective from the company’s annual general meeting on July 26, 2012.

Beam sets new Cooley focus

Following its €95m purchase of Cooley Distillery, Beam will phase out the supply of third-party brands to concentrate on building its core Irish whiskeys: Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell, Connemara and Greenore.

SAB Miller reports solid growth

SABMiller plc has announced group revenue grew by 7%  and group revenue per hectolitre was up 4% for the year to March 31, 2012.

SPI signs up Telford for Stoli's distribution in China

SPI Group has signed a five-year agreement with Telford International Company for the distribution of its Stolichnaya portfolio in China.

Campari reports steady 2011

Italian drinks company Davide Campari-Milano has reported a group net profit for 2011 of €159.2m, up from €156.2m in 2010.

Absolut London makes timely arrival

Pernod Ricard UK is hoping the release of Absolut London in time for the Olympics and the Queen’s diamond jubilee will lift sales of the brand by 10%.

Findlater to distribute Stolichnaya in Ireland

The SPI Group has announced a new distribution agreement with Findlater Wine and Spirit Group to distribute the Stolichnaya vodka portfolio in Ireland.

Russia: Label 5 to be distributed by CEDC

La Martiniquaise, the French spirits group, has announced that, Russian Alcohol Group  the Russian subsidiary of CEDC, will be the exclusive distributor of Label 5 scotch whisky in Russia from January. Label 5 claims to be the fast-growing tenth largest worldwide scotch brand.

Rémy Cointreau cites Asia in H1 profit spike

Rémy Cointreau has attributed its positive half-year profits to “remarkable” growth in Asia and “strong” performances in the US and Europe.

Sazerac serves up new Wave of flavours

Drinks group Sazerac has unveiled a line of flavoured vodkas under its Wave brand for the US market.

Italy: Stoli changes distributor

SPI Group has agreed a new distribution deal with Velier, for the entire Stolichnaya portfolio in Italy.

Belvédère Group enters 'judicial restructuring'

The Belvédère Group and wine company Moncigale are under the care of the court after a judgement was made on September 20 by the Tribunal de Commerce de Nimes.

Edrington launches smokier Black Grouse whisky

The Edrington Group is to launch a smokier expression of its Black Grouse whisky. 

ABInbev named Travel Retail Awards sponsor

Drinks International is pleased to announce that beer group ABInbev has joined Prosecco brand Follador as sponsors of this year's Travel Retail Awards.

Asahi to buy Flavoured Beverages Group

Asahi Group has reached an agreement to acquire Australsian-based drinks operator, Flavoured Beverages Group.

Foster's rebuffs SABMiller bid

The board of Foster’s Group has rebuffed SABMiller's proposed takeover bid. 

SABMiller to make Foster's takeover offer

SABMiller has proposed to make a conditional, off-market, cash takeover offer for all of the issued shares in Foster’s Group. 

EPI completes Piper-Heidsieck purchase

Rémy Cointreau has completed the sale of all the shares in Piper-Heidsieck-Compagnie Champenoise to the EPI Group (Européenne de Participations Industrielles).

Pernod announces jobs shake-up

Irish Distillers CEO Alexandre Ricard (pictured) is to leave his post to join Pernod’s group general management team in Paris.

SPI Group invests in Argentinean winery

SPI Group has acquired shares in Argentinean winery Achaval-Ferrer, as part of its strategy of investing in “jewels of the wine world”.

Stock Spirits records double-digit growth

Stock Spirits recorded double-digit organic revenue growth and profit growth in 2010.