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News Briefs for March 10, 2015

•E.&J. Gallo has acquired exclusive rights to distribute Italy’s Pieropan wines in the U.S., effective May 9. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 10, 2015

Exclusive: Brown-Forman Remakes, Extends Southern Comfort In Turnaround Effort

After a difficult period in which it has faced pressure from the flavored whiskey segment and a general slowdown in the on-premise, Brown-Forman’s Southern Comfort brand is going back on the offensive. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 5, 2015

Top Liqueur Brands Try New Strategies to Restore Growth

The U.S. liqueur market has been on an impressive upswing of late, advancing by more than 5% in 2013 and enjoying similar results this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 31, 2014

Brown-Forman’s Sales Up 5% In Its Fiscal First Half, But Strong Dollar Impacts Earnings

Brown-Forman achieved solid sales growth in its recently completed fiscal second quarter, but its net income of $208 million, or 97 cents a share, fell about 8% shy of analysts’ consensus projection of $1.05. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 3, 2014

News Briefs for September 16, 2014

•Diageo has opened its new Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience visitors center at Louisville’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery—part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour—and announced plans for further investment at the site, including the addition of a small batch craft still and finishing center. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 16, 2014

Brown-Forman Sees Flat First Quarter In U.S., Due To Difficult Comparison With Last Year

Brown-Forman has reported an underlying net sales increase of 3% to $921 million across its global business for its first quarter ended July 31, but saw growth in the U.S. slow owing to a particularly strong comparable period a year ago. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2014

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