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News Briefs for July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016

•Hennessy is introducing the newest edition in its VS artist bottle series, featuring a partnership with Brooklyn tattoo artist Scott Campbell. The release is the sixth in the ongoing limited series between the brand and international artists such as Ryan McGinness, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemêos, Futura and KAWS. The Campbell-designed graphic label features a silver and black motif with imagery like a pair of wings and Hennessy VS’s three stars. The latest Hennessy VS artist bottle retails at $35 a 750-ml., with a limited number of deluxe sets in commemorative wooden boxes retailing at $150.

•Beam Suntory’s general manager, U.S., Greg Hughes, has been promoted to general manager, North America, adding Canada to his purview. Hughes joined Beam Suntory from Kraft last year. Meanwhile, Beam Suntory has named Marc Andre Tousignant, most recently vice president, global supply chain finance, as CFO, Americas, while Diego Reynoso has been appointed CFO, global supply chain, tax & treasury. A 14-year Beam Suntory veteran, Reynoso was previously regional CFO for the Americas and general manager, Canada.

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