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Monthly Archive: August 2012

News Briefs for August 30, 2012

•Kobrand Corp. has inked a long-term marketing and sales agreement with Illva Saronno S.p.A. to represent Tia Maria coffee liqueur in the U.S. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for August 30, 2012

•San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling Co. has added Peruvian craft pisco brand BarSol to its U.S. import portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2012

Interview, Part Two: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President and CEO Ted Baseler

In this second part of our interview with Ted Baseler, the Ste. Michelle CEO discusses competitor E&J Gallo’s entry into the Washington wine business, distributor relations, Ste. Michelle’s new plan to ship half its wines by rail and the outlook on what looks to be a more robust U.S. grape harvest this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2012

Brown-Forman’s Sales Rise 10% In First Quarter, As Southern Comfort Returns To Growth

Continuing strong growth for Jack Daniel’s both inside and outside the U.S., as well as an improvement in Southern Comfort’s performance, helped Brown-Forman to a 10% organic net sales increase to $878.1 million in the three months through July, its fiscal first quarter. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 29, 2012

•Diageo is set to launch a new global marketing campaign for Smirnoff vodka. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for August 29, 2012

•Hershey, Pennsylvania’s Tröegs Brewery has relaunched its Dead Reckoning Porter fall seasonal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2012

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