Remy Profits on Hennessy Shortage
FILED OCTOBER 17, 2017 Remy Cointreau's positive second quarter performance ended September 30 was able to offset its weak first quarter, resulting in 2% organic growth in the Americas for its first half. Read More
Tito's Takes Top Spot in IRI
FILED OCTOBER 16, 2017 He actually did it. Tito's Handmade Vodka, the godfather of the craft spirits movement, is now the highest selling spirit brand in the US, per IRI data. You may recall, Smirnoff held on to the top spot for years, but around this time last year we noted Tito's was gaining on it [see WSD 08-16-2016]. Read More
Business Owners Sound Off After Cali Wildfires
FILED OCTOBER 15, 2017 Last week wildfires in California's North Bay area began to gain ground quickly, destroying homes, businesses and whatever else is in its path. As firefighters work to contain the fires and limit damage, we've been working to touch base with the wineries/distilleries in the area. Below is our running list. Read More
Survey: Spirits Companies Spend Most on Innovation R&D
FILED OCTOBER 13, 2017 The rate of product innovation and its importance within the wine and spirits categories continues to increase in 2017, according to our first WSD state of innovation survey conducted last month. Read More
Beer Leaders Call for Unity to Combat Wine & Spirits Growth
FILED OCTOBER 12, 2017 It's not breaking news that beer has been losing share to wine and spirits for years, but at the annual National Beer Wholesalers (NBWA) event in Las Vegas this week, "the urgency seemed particularly acute" for beer to get back on track, according to AdAge. Several big beer execs, such as Anheuser-Busch chief Joao Castro Neves and Heineken USA chief Ronald den Elzen, called on brewers to band together against wine and spirits. Read More
No Relief for CA Wine Country, Winds Expected to Pick up Today
FILED OCTOBER 11, 2017 Northern California is not out of trouble yet as the largest fires in the area are still spreading in wine country. Read More
Tim Hassett on What's Driving Beam Suntory's Outperformance
FILED OCTOBER 10, 2017 It's been three years since Suntory Holdings acquired Beam Inc. resulting in the creation of global spirits powerhouse Beam Suntory. Now that the integration process is largely complete, leadership has set its sights on besting the US market. Their strategies look to be paying off as 2017 marks the first time in five years their brands have outperformed the larger US spirits category. Read More
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