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Interview, Part 2: Bryan Fry of Pernod Ricard USA

In the second part of our interview, Pernod Ricard USA president and CEO Bryan Fry talks strategy, revealing the company’s approach on striking the right balance between spirits and wine, optimizing the route to market and building the Pernod Ricard brand portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2014

News Briefs for February 3, 2014

Moët Hennessy has posted a global revenue increase of 1.2% to €4.19 billion ($5.7b) for 2013 (on an organic basis, revenues were up a buoyant 6%). Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 3, 2014

News Briefs for January 17, 2014

Suntory’s proposed $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. is being targeted by at least two lawsuits brought by Beam shareholders, both of which assert that Beam’s board has accepted a price that undervalues the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2014

Prosecco Bubbling Over While Champagne Is Basically Flat In U.S.

When U.S. consumers raise a glass to celebrate the New Year tonight, chances are better than ever that they’ll be doing so with Prosecco. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 31, 2013

Krug Unveils Rosé Magnum, Individualizes Grande Cuvée With Bottle IDs

Olivier Krug, director of the luxury Champagne house of the same name, declares that “There is only one motivation for drinking Champagne—pleasure.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 13, 2013

Interview: Stéphane Baschiera, President And CEO, Moët & Chandon

Sold in more than 160 countries, Moët Hennessy’s Moët & Chandon is the number-one Champagne brand both in the U.S. and worldwide. Last year, Moët & Chandon was down 7.3% in the U.S. market to 380,000 cases (excluding Dom Perignon), according to Impact Databank, but in 2013—the year of its 270th anniversary—it has seen an increase in marketing activity, including new ads with tennis icon Roger Federer launching this fall. SND assistant editor Brecken Branstrator met recently with Moët & Chandon president and CEO Stéphane Baschiera to discuss progress for the brand and the category. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 10, 2013

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