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Chopin Sees Solid Growth At Vodka’s Competitive Super-Premium Tier

While the high-end vodka segment remains brutally competitive, Chopin vodka has been showing steady growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

Palm Bay Expands Spirits Range With Innovative Darnley’s View Spiced Gin

While spiced rum is a household term in the U.S. market, the launch of Darnley’s View Original London Dry Spiced Gin by Palm Bay International is likely to raise eyebrows. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

Rémy Cointreau Sales Slide 9% In First Quarter

Rémy Cointreau’s sales fell 9% to €223.3 million ($242.5m) on an organic basis in its fiscal first quarter, ended in June, although the company continued to see high-end progress on its flagship Rémy Martin brand in the U.S. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 21, 2015

Exclusive: A Talk With Campari America’s New Managing Director, Ugo Fiorenzo

This morning, Campari America announced that it has filled the managing director post formerly held by Roy Danis, appointing Gruppo Campari veteran Ugo Fiorenzo head of its U.S. business. Reporting to Gruppo Campari’s North America managing director Jean-Jacques Dubau, Fiorenzo has been with the Italian company for nearly a decade, most recently as senior market director of J. Wray & Nephew in Jamaica. In this exclusive interview with SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller, Fiorenzo discusses the challenges and opportunities ahead for Campari’s U.S. unit, which accounts for just over 20% of the parent group’s $1.7 billion in annual sales. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 15, 2015

Templeton Rye Settles Consumer Fraud Lawsuits

Iowa’s Templeton Rye has agreed to settle several class-action lawsuits accusing the whiskey brand of misleading consumers through advertising and branding. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 15, 2015

Exclusive: Lee Einsidler Leaving Sidney Frank To Head Up Import Company For Casamigos

Lee Einsidler, longtime CEO of Sidney Frank Importing, is leaving to head up a new company, Casamigos Importing, which will be the exclusive national importer and marketer of Casamigos Tequila, formerly represented by Sidney Frank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2015

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