French drinks group Rémy Cointreau has reported a 5.5% organic sales increase for the first nine months of its 2017/18 fiscal year, with growth boosted by its Cognac business. During the period, sales hit €862.1 million (US$105.8m) and grew 3% on a reported basis. Organic sales growth slowed to +3.2% in the group’s third quarter due to the later timing of Chinese New Year.
Fast-growing alcohol e-commerce platform Drizly has expanded its leadership team with a new CMO, CFO and head of HR. The US-based on-demand alcohol delivery service has named Scott Braun, the former CMO at Auto Europe Group, as its chief marketing officer. Braun also previously served as global marketing director for Gillette at Proctor & Gamble and vice president, marketing at Vistaprint.
Russian Standard Vodka owner Roust Group has taken management of its global travel retail business in house, ending a long-term relationship with Rémy Cointreau in the channel. A new organisational structure will allow Roust to directly manage Russian Standard in GTR from its international office in London.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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