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Brown Spirits Ramp Up Innovation Efforts, As Flavored Vodka Shifts Gears

With vodka’s growth cooling and the whisk(e)y renaissance in full swing, brown spirits are leading innovation efforts across the U.S. market, courting both connoisseurs with upscale, craft-like offerings and neophytes with a variety of entry-level and flavored options. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 12, 2015

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

Third-Quarter Boosts Campari’s U.S. Sales To A Slight Gain For First Nine Months Of 2014

A third quarter recovery pushed Gruppo Campari’s U.S. sales into positive territory through the first nine months of 2014. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 12, 2014

News Briefs for September 17, 2014

•Research has been mixed on whether consumers are willing to pay more for eco-labeled wines, and yet the number of wineries adopting sustainable practices continues to rise. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 17, 2014

Upscale Whiskies Dominate Impact’s “Hot Prospects” Spirits Awards

The surge in brown spirits across the U.S. market is in evidence on this year’s Impact “Hot Prospects” spirits list, which is highlighted by numerous super-premium brands from multiple segments of the whisk(e)y category. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 11, 2014

Exclusive: Tequila’s Rise Driven By 100%-Agave Entries While Cuervo Struggles

Driven by the continuing expansion of the 100%-agave segment, the U.S. Tequila market continues to carve out solid growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 21, 2014

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