Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI) announces seven new appointments, effective from 1st of July 2009 .
Further to the nomination of Gilles Bogaert as Managing Director Finance of Pernod Ricard, Bryan Fry, currently Marketing Vice President of Pernod Ricard Asia, will succeed him in the position of Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Brasil and will report to Philippe Dréano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard Americas. [...more]
France’s luxury goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) will introduce two new versions of its flagship vodka Belvedere – Belvedere IX and Belvedere Intense in India by September this year. At present, Belvedere is available in the Cytrus and Pomarancza flavours apart from the original Belvedere in the country. [...more]
Constellation Wines Annual Report & Results Just Published Today
You can read and download their own report in full here [...more]
Pernod Ricard has reportedly put up coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria up for sale, as it looks to raise cash after spending $9.2bn to acquire Vin & Sprit last year. The move follows the group’s move to sell bourbon brand Wild Turkey to Campari for $575m last month. [...more]
Trappist beer is beer or ale produced under the supervision of Trappist monks. While only seven breweries are recognized in the 21st century as authentic producers of Trappist beer, the practice of monasteries brewing alcohol is more than 1000 years old. Authentic versions of the beer must conform to several standards set by the International Trappist Association. [...more]
Diageo is to distribute and market the Grand Marnier liqueurs range in 61 markets across Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and former CIS countries, as well as duty-free. [...more]
Kronenbourg "Pleasure Machine" ad for a new Russian audience. My mums favourite Crooner - Charles Aznevoir sings the soundtrack. [...more]
In the past, pink champagne has often been considered inferior to the white variety. However, pink champagne, or rose, has been going through something of a revival in the past few years. If white champagne is seen as a celebratory drink, then pink champagne is sometimes seen as a celebration of romance. Turning white champagne into pink champagne comes down to one crucial part of the winemaking process.
Setting the trend with distinctive shapes, high definition printing, the aluminium bottle by Boxal offers unrivalled possibilities to marketers.
The aluminium bottles get people excited about the product. They encourage trial and consumption on premise as well as during other occasions.
# The identification of potential acquisition targets and involvement in all stages of the transaction through to completion, especially: due diligence review of the target’s accounts, audits of production facilities and distribution capabilities, financial evaluation and development of business plans.
# Financial audits for acquisitions or disposals. [...more]
* Responsible for providing financial support and analysis to the managers of a Service /department, enabling Budget Holders to proactively, effectively and efficiently administer their financial budget / latest view.
* Responsible for developing, maintaining and ensuring reporting and controls within business units.
* Act as a conduit between operational departments and Finance departement. Liaise closely with operational Managers and National Account Analysts to ensure a strong, cohesive and value-adding financial support function within the Decision Support team.
* Participate in developing the affiliate strategy through the financial planning and budgeting documents submitted to the General Management.
# Responsible for managing/executing sales and marketing programs in conjunction with distributor activities to achieve the predetermined brand, volume, programs, distribution and other related sales activities goals.
# Responsible for assisting marketing managers in the identification of focus vicinity opportunities by brand and joint key account planning.
# Ensures that distributor efforts/visits/programs are aligned around target focused vicinity, key accounts and channels, and the overall market.
# Train, motivate and develop distributor’s sales teams to achieve volume targets within focus vicinities and the balance of market.
# Responsible for implementing approved programming with key on and off-premise accounts within the designated geographical area and predetermined focus vicinities. [...more]