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Monthly Archive: August 2017

Pernod Ricard Posts 5% U.S. Growth, But Warns That Market’s Momentum Is Slowing

Pernod Ricard enjoyed a 5% organic sales increase in the U.S. market in its fiscal year ended in June, but the drinks giant cautioned that the spirits category’s pace, while still solid, has slowed a bit in recent months. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2017

Drinks Industry Joins Forces To Provide Hurricane Harvey Relief

After Hurricane Harvey drenched Houston with over 50 inches of rain earlier this week, beverage alcohol producers, distributors and retailers have stepped up to ensure that their communities get the resources needed to stay safe and rebuild. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2017

News Briefs for August 31, 2017

•Treasury Wine Estates is launching a new line of wines from its Wolf Blass franchise in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2017

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 31, 2017

•Boston’s Harpoon Brewery has released a cranberry-flavored fall seasonal within its UFO line. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2017

Exclusive: Frescobaldi To Depart Folio, Naming Shaw-Ross And Vintus As Its New U.S. Importers

After a two-decade partnership with the Mondavi family, Italy’s Frescobaldi is shaking up its U.S. route to market, splitting its portfolio and aligning with two new importers: Shaw-Ross International and Vintus Wines. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2017

Brown-Forman’s U.S. Sales Rise 5% In First Quarter

Brown-Forman reported an underlying net sales rise of 6% to $723 million for its fiscal first quarter ended in July, with the company’s American whiskey portfolio continuing to make gains. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2017

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