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News Briefs for June 16, 2017

•Beam Suntory Inc. is commemorating Knob Creek’s 25-year history with the release of a new 25th Anniversary Bourbon. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 16, 2017

Interview, Part 2: Suntory Holdings’ Takeshi Niinami

In the second part of our interview with Takeshi Niinami, the Suntory Holdings president and CEO discusses how Beam Suntory is addressing skyrocketing demand for Japanese whiskies, and how the company’s upscale single malt Scotch lineup fits into the portfolio mix. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 16, 2017

Impact Seminar: Suntory’s Niinami On The Beam Integration; Jackson Family’s Tigner On California

In a much anticipated speech at this year’s Impact Seminar, Suntory Holdings Ltd. president and CEO Takeshi Niinami spoke on “Suntory’s Vision For The Future.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 16, 2017

Exclusive: Beam Suntory Links With Southern Glazer’s On New Long-Term, 37-State Deal

Beam Suntory has inked a new long-term distribution deal with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, its largest distributor partner, which will continue the two companies’ existing alignment across nearly three-quarters of the United States. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2017

Interview, Part 1: Tim Hassett, President, Americas, Beam Suntory

The third-largest spirits player nationally, Beam Suntory saw its U.S. volume climb by an estimated 1% to 21.7 million nine-liter cases in 2015, according to Impact Databank. Among its top brands, Jim Beam grew 3% to 4.3 million cases, while Sauza rose 4% to 2.2 million cases and Maker’s Mark advanced 6% to 1.4 million cases. Upscale whiskies Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Laphroaig all increased by double-digits, while Pinnacle vodka declined slightly. Consumer goods veteran Tim Hassett was named president, North America, at Beam Suntory in 2014—the same year as Suntory’s $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc.—and last year added responsibility for South America. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently met with Hassett to look at Beam Suntory’s U.S. roadmap. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 12, 2016

News Briefs for March 30, 2016

•Concha y Toro saw wine sales rise 9% to $857 million in the 12 months through December, on a volume increase of 3.4% to 34 million nine-liter cases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2016

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