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Daily Archive: September 21, 2016

Diageo Names Looney President, U.S. Spirits And Canada. CCO Jeff Ivey To Retire

Diageo has announced a number of changes to its commercial leadership team in North America, naming Tom Looney to the new role of president, U.S. Spirits and Diageo Canada, effective October 1. Continue reading →

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Breakthru Denies Allegations Made Against Top Execs In Empire Merchants’ Federal Lawsuit

Hours after a federal lawsuit was filed against some of its top executives, Breakthru Beverage issued a statement denying the allegations made in the complaint and said it will fight back aggressively.  Continue reading →

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Bacardi Looks To Seize The Night With New Multi-Million Dollar Push

Bacardi has unveiled a new multi-million dollar global campaign intended to reinforce the nightlife credentials of its namesake rum brand. Continue reading →

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Diageo Off To Strong Start In New Fiscal Year

After reporting a 2.8% organic rise in net sales to $13.8 billion for its fiscal year ended in June, Diageo says its fiscal 2017 has started off well, and that it’s confident of achieving mid-single digit top line growth looking ahead. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for September 21, 2016

•Wilson Daniels is adding to its Italian portfolio, becoming the U.S. importer of Valpolicella producer Dal Forno Romano effective October 1. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 21, 2016

•San Diego-based Saint Archer Brewing, in which MillerCoors purchased a majority stake last September, is rolling out Citra 7 IPA. Continue reading →

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