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Daily Archive: August 4, 2011

After Record Second Quarter, Beam Says It Will Step Up Brand Investment

Beam Global Spirits & Wine enjoyed record sales of $703 million, up 11%, in the three months through June, and says it intends to continue aggressively upping its spend behind key brands in the second half of 2011. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 4, 2011

Campari Acquires Brazil’s Sagatiba, Reports Robust First Half Performance

Gruppo Campari has reported strong growth “across all performance indicators” for the six months through June 30, its fiscal first half, and concurrently announced the acquisition of Brazilian cachaça brand Sagatiba. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 4, 2011

News Briefs for August 4, 2011

•Pernod Ricard has suffered another setback in its duel with Bacardi Ltd. over the U.S. trademark to Havana Club rum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 4, 2011