VK producer Global Brands has acquired Inspirit Brands as it looks to move into the premium end of the market.
The premium market is still a challenging one, but as consumers are still willing to pay for quality, this deal puts Global Brands in a good position to capitalise as the market recovers," said Global Brands MD Derek Mackey.
Four Roses Bourbon and El Dorado Rum are among the fourteen brands to join Global Brand's existing portfolio. Tony Mair, formerly a director at Diageo, will join Inspirit as chairman.
"The acquisition of Inspirit brands is the next step in expansion of our drinks brands portfolio," said Mackey.
"We've set our sights high for the company and want to become the UK's leading drinks brand development business, which we will achieve through innovation and acquisition in all drinks categories [...more]
The role will provide specialist design and development capability to support all GSS Malt Distilling processes with particular attention to byproducts operations. You will be part of an integrated Operations function which will require the ability to operate in both functional and cross-functional teams within GSS Malt Distilling. You will drive the identification and delivery of capital expenditure within By-products Operations. You will provide technical input into all commercial targets, work streams and carbon reduction commitments. [...more]
Responsible for setting & implementing the strategic direction to allow delivery of Diageo products on behalf of Australian IMC to all states in AU. A key interface between the AU IMC & APAC Logistics to create value across the entire Supply chain, & deliver exemplary service.-Provide strategic direction, leadership & accountability for the national warehouse & transport network, including 21 Diageo employees. To deliver our products to our consumer & customers, nationally, on time and at its highest quality through effective utilisation of our 3rd Party Logistics Providers. Leverage exceptional relationships with our internal & external customers to deliver world-class performance & to create opportunities for competitive advantage across the distribution operations.Utilise 3PL providers nationally, operating all of the transport requirements & warehousing at the National Distribution Centre. [...more]
The purpose of this role is to lead, motivate and develop a team of five sales professionals in order to deliver stretch brand and portfolio targets and build profitable sales. If successful in the role, your responsibilities will include Driving profitable sales growth within your territory
- Accountability of delivering agreed business unit performance
- Positive overall performance of your team
- Establishing networks both internally and externally
- Developing the capability and motivation of your team [...more]
Plan, organize, direct and control staff, contractors, architects and engineers involved in the maintenance, design, modification and construction of company facilities and equipment. Decision Degree of Assistance, Risk or Speed Associated with the Decision. Regulatory environmental agencies, improper lien releases or contractual litigation. Degree of Assistance: There is a high degree of decision-making when dealing with these topics. Risk: The company has potential risk of incurring large fines. Timely decision making on production equipment. Degree of Assistance: High degree of decision making. Risk: Production equipment may not operate and product will not be available for sale. · Maintenance budget of 2.2 million · Utilities budget of 1.8 million · Varies slightly from facility to facility but the areas of reporting generally include maintenance personnel, project managers/supervisors, groundskeeping, security and environmental regulatory functions. [...more]
The Supply Leadership Development Program is a 3-year rotational program designed to fast track the development of great talent to build outstanding Supply leaders. The stretching, broad development program consists of three distinct one year placements providing knowledge and experience of the end to end supply chain through a combination of operational, specialist or project roles covering different functions (Manufacturing, Procurement, Supply Chain, etc), sites, business units and with the possibility of working in different geographies within Latin America & Caribbean. Each placement will be a real job with real deliverables and performance in the placement and on the program will be reviewed annually. [...more]
The WACA Accountant, will be responsible for:
● Identifying and allocating WACA shared expenses.
● Allocating, and recharging WACA management fees to respective brand owners
● Managing, reconciling and reporting all WACA inter - company transactions and branch transactions with Guinness H/Q
● Ensuring that Deloitte local offices have all relevant back up accounting documents timely for complete cut off.
● Calculating royalties due to respective brand owners from each of the WACA 3rd party licensed brewers based on volumes/NSV
● Issuing a royalty invoice, on behalf of the brand owners to the WACA 3rd party licensed brewers.
● Preparing and booking accruals and provisions and ensuring accurate and complete month -end cut off
● Complying with CARM accounting controls in WACA and furnishing evidences for control check lists and audits
● Ensuring that Deloitte maintains proper accounting and records for WACA fixed assets
● Integrating WACA accounting into H/Q's at single entity and consolidated level both for local and group reporting. [...more]
Pernod Ricard has announced that its consolidated sales for the third quarter 2009/10 are up 14% go €1,538 million compared the same period in 2008/9.
This meant 16% organic growth, a 2% positive foreign exchange effect and a 3% negative group structure effect.
The company says the reulsts are due to:
- significant increase in consumption in new economies;
- improved situation in some key markets, US, Russia, duty free, for example;
- favourable "technical effects" such as destocking in 3rd quarter 2008/9, earlier easter and later Chinese new year celebrations.
The company goes on to state:
The 15 strategic brands grew at a faster rate of 21% over the quarter. [...more]
The Spirit of Speyside whisky festival starts this week.
Now in its 11th year, the festival is celebrating the news that global exports of Scotch whisky reached record levels in 2009, despite the economic downturn, and that visitor numbers to Scotland's whisky distilleries also increased.
Figures published recently by the Scotch Whisky Association reveal exports rose by 3% in value to £3.13billion, contributing £99 every second to the UK trade balance. [...more]
The 2010 Ballantine's Championship golf tournament has been won by Australia's Marcus Fraser.
With his final round of 69, Fraser finished four shots clear of the field. He received the Ballantine's Championship trophy and a winner's cheque for €367,500 from Chivas Brothers commercial director Paul Scanlon.
"This year's tournament is historic for the world's No2 Scotch whisky brand," said Scanlon, "as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Ballantine's golf tournament, which took place at Wentworth in 1960." [...more]
Liviko is to become the sole representative of Bacardi-Martini Group's products in Estonia.
From May 17, AS Liviko will become the sole importer and representative of Bacardi-Martini in Estonia. Its subsidiary SIA Liviko took over representative rights for the group's products in Latvia in January this year.
Alejandro Ouziel, area director of Bacardi-Martini, said: "We have entrusted the representation of Bacardi-Martini to Liviko in addition to Latvia also in Estonia, because Liviko's growth on the Baltic markets and its work with its brands has been impressive and we believe it will ensure that our quality products will reach consumers on these markets, which have great potential. [...more]
Maxxium UK is launching a new podcast to inform retailers about the quality of blended Scotch whisky, as part of its Teacher's School of Whisky campaign.
Presented by Teacher's master blender Robert Hicks, the five minute podcast entitled Teacher's - The Generous Blend, takes viewers on a journey from the origins and rich history of Teacher's, through to the craftsmanship involved in the production process, its quality, complex taste profile and mixibility. [...more]