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Host Of Beam Execs Depart After Suntory Deal, But Company Says CEO Shattock Is In For Long Haul

While a raft of Beam Inc. senior executives have left the company since Suntory completed its $16 billion acquisition of the Deerfield, Illinois-based spirits marketer in May, rumors are currently spreading that others—including Matt Shattock, chairman and CEO of the newly formed Beam Suntory—may also be headed out the door. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Spotlight On Russia: A Promising Market Hit By Geopolitical, Economic Challenges

With Russia at the forefront of the news these days, Shanken’s Impact Newsletter has taken an in-depth look at the country’s emerging premium drinks market in its latest issue. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Diageo Revamps Executive Committee As Ghostine Departs

Diageo has announced a number of changes to its executive committee, as well as a new board member. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Wine Spectator: Sam Sebastiani Returns to His Wine Roots

After a brief hiatus from the wine business, Sam Sebastiani, now 73, has returned for a third act with La Chertosa, a small wine brand he hopes will showcase his family’s heritage. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

News Briefs for July 30, 2014

•Darden Restaurants Inc. chairman and CEO Clarence Otis has announced plans to step down. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 30, 2014

•Portland, Oregon’s Widmer Brothers Brewing has released three new brews—Widberry, Blackbier and Big Ben Porter—as part of its 30 Beers for 30 Years anniversary series of limited releases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

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