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Monthly Archive: October 2013

Beam Sales Fall 4% In Third Quarter, But Key Whisk(e)y Brands Are On The Rise

Beam Inc.’s net sales fell by 4% in the third quarter, as distributors’ inventory reductions in the U.S. and Australia combined with challenging conditions in India to thwart the company’s progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 31, 2013

Wild Turkey Debuts Ambitious New Campaign, Says Spice Is Off To Fast Start

Campari America tells SND that its Wild Turkey Spiced offering ($22.99 a 750-ml.), launched in early September, has already proven to be a “phenomenal success” in its brief period on the market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 31, 2013

Banfi’s Marc Goodrich Named President Of Excelsior Wines

Excelsior Wine Co.—the U.S. joint venture between Chile’s Concha y Toro and Banfi Vintners—has named former Banfi COO Marc Goodrich as its president. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 31, 2013

Dearie Responds To Treasury’s Board In Wake Of Firing

Former Treasury Wine Estates CEO David Dearie has responded to criticism leveled at him by Treasury’s board at the time of his ouster last month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 31, 2013

News Briefs for October 31, 2013

•Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) said macroeconomic headwinds in a number of markets hampered sales in its fiscal third quarter ended in September. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 31, 2013

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 31, 2013

•Boston Beer reported revenue of $216 million for its fiscal third quarter ended September 28, up 30% from a year ago. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 31, 2013

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