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Interview, Part 1: Jean-Jacques Dubau, Managing Director For North America, Gruppo Campari

Jean-Jacques Dubau took the reins as Gruppo Campari’s managing director for North America early last year, having previously helmed the group’s domestic Italian business. Since the departure of former Campari America CEO Roy Danis last fall, Dubau has been filling that role as well (an internal candidate, as yet unnamed, will replace Danis on June 1). Among Campari’s key brands, Skyy slipped 1.6% to 2.8 million cases in the U.S. last year, Wild Turkey was flat at 590,000 cases and Campari bitter rose 11% to 83,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently met with Dubau to discuss Campari’s current U.S. profile, and the road ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2015

Absolut Bottle Gets New Look

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a redesigned bottle for its Absolut vodka brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2015

News Briefs for April 27, 2015

•Beam Suntory is streamlining its regional structure by merging its four operating regions into three. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 27, 2015

•San Diego-based Coronado Brewing is entering the craft-friendly North Carolina market through a partnership with Raleigh-based Mims Distributing Company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2015

New Texas Retail Law Passes In State Senate, Now Awaits Passage In The House

The Texas state senate has passed a bill removing a cap on package store licenses per owner. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 24, 2015

Wine Spectator: Oregon Wine Expands To Burgundy

Burgundy vintners have been buying vineyards in Oregon over the past 25 years, but now Ken and Grace Evenstad of Domaine Serene in Oregon have flipped the trend. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 24, 2015

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