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LVMH : sales up by 7%
19 octobre 2004
The luxury goods group LVMH (Hennessy cognac) has reported a 7% increase in sales for the first 9 months of the year to 8.75 billion euros. Sales of wine and spirits have risen by 9% to 1.47 billion euros.

Bnic awaiting grant
19 octobre 2004
The Bnic (cognac national trade office) is waiting for a grant of 304,900 euros from the region for the promotion of cognac. A. Philippe, the director of the Bnic, has written to S. Royal and is waiting for a reply.

Movements within cognac
19 octobre 2004
J.-Baptiste Maugars, formerly in charge of marketing at LVMH, has been appointed director general of Rémy, and J.-Marie Laborde, ex-CEO at Moët et Chandon, has become the new CEO at Rémy-Cointreau.

Cyril Camus : year 1
13 octobre 2004
Cyril Camus has been at the head of the cognac house of the same name for a year. Wishing to remain independent, he has repatriated the marketing and distribution services from London to Cognac. His aim is to position Camus at the top of the range and to innovate in terms of concepts and packaging, with products such as "Borderies XO" or "Île de Ré XO".

New liqueur for Marnier-Lapostelle
13 octobre 2004
Marnier-Lapostelle (Bourg-Charente) has launched "Navan", a cognac and black vanilla-based liqueur on the American market.

Godet cognacs to move
6 octobre 2004
The Godet cognac house (22 employees) is to move from the center of La Rochelle to the former premises of ready-to-wear producer Grégory Pat before the end of the year. The prefecture ordered the company to transfer its storage warehouses for safety reasons.

Camus purchases up by 8.6%
6 octobre 2004
The Camus cognac house has announced an 8.6% increase in purchases to accompany the change in the amount of wine normally produced (QNV) to 7.6 hl of pure alcohol per hectare.

Courvoisier : case dismissed
6 octobre 2004
Courvoisier has been nonsuited by the Final Court of Appeal which has confirmed the ruling made by the Court of Appeal in Bordeaux, ordering the cognac house to pay compensation to 21 employees made redundant in 1996 "without any genuine and serious motives" (300,000 euros in compensation).

Three exceptional barrels
6 octobre 2004
Seguin Moreau (at Merpins, Charente) has just completed three exceptional barrels, in the ancient style, for the Museum of Gallo Roman life at Fourvières, near Lyon.

Cognac houses investing
28 septembre 2004
The Martell cognac house is currently constructing a packaging plant at its Lignères facility at Rouillac (Charente). The bottling lines will be installed in a building with floor space of 8,000 m² (investment worth 11 million euros). It will have a capacity of 5,000 to 10,000 bottles per hour. About one hundred people should be working there in February 2005. Courvoisier, for its part, is investing 1.2 million euros in a storage warehouse (2,400 m&, 10,000 barrels of cognac) at its La Belloire facility, close to the RN 141 road.

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