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Hennessy at the net
4 juin 2003
The Hennessy group is organizing communications events during the international tennis championship at Roland-Garros.

Gourmel : "small" cognac house
4 juin 2003
The Léopold Gourmel cognac house (Genté, 5 fulltime employees and turnover of 2 million euros) sells 140,000 bottles per year, whereas Hennessy sells 36 million !

Hennessy sells Thomas Hine & Cie
28 mai 2003
Hennessy has agreed to sell Hine to Angostura SA (turnover of 450 million euros), the spirits subsidiary of the CL Financial Limited investment fund. Negotiations should be concluded in June. François Le Grelle, CEO of Angostura SA, came to Jarnac in mid-May. In principle, the 18 employees at Hine should be kept on.

Bache-Gabrielsen tending its roots
28 mai 2003
The Bache-Gabrielsen brokerage in Cognac (15 employees, turnover of 8 million euros) exports 97.5 % of its bottles. It has been run by a family of Norwegian origin since 1905 and has very close links with this Scandinavian country as it represents "a market of 3 million bottles for 4.6 million inhabitants".

Hennessy invests
14 mai 2003
Hennessy is investing 1.3 million euros in its facility at La Vignerie to construct a new 700 m2 bottling zone, due to open at the beginning of 2004. A refuse sorting center will also be set up.

Sabate-Diosos : 2002 results
14 mai 2003
The Sabaté-Diosos group (Radoux cooperage at Jonzac in Charente-Maritime and Seguin Moreau at Merpin in the Charente) had a turnover of 201.7 million euros in 2002 (compared to 231.7 in 2001). The cork division (47 % of group activity) had a turnover of 94.5 million euros (110 in 2001). As for barrel-making, its turnover in 2002 was 99.6 million euros (113.6 in 2001).

Marie Brizard improving
30 avril 2003
Marie Brizard (Cognac Gauthier in Aigre) has reported losses in 2002 of 700,000 euros (compared to 4.8 million in 2001. Turnover in 2002 reached 261 million euros (up by 18 %).

Cognac houses and bars
30 avril 2003
Relations between cognac house and bars are important in Cognac such as between the Coq d’Or and Hennessy, the Globe and Camus, the Cognac Café and Meukow. L’Express no longer works with Hennessy but with Rémy Martin. Besides, this cognac house has decided to bank on pineau with the organization of a tasting of its white pineau, " a chic light aperitif for the summer". Rémy Martin sells 5,000 cases of pineau per year.

Cognac in March
30 avril 2003
Philippe Boujut, the president of the wine growers union (SGV), has indicated that cognac shipments rose by 16 % in March (14.7 % abroad and 39.7 % on the French market). Despite the international context, which raised fears of boycotts, sales are doing well.

Rémy Cointreau fiscal 2002-2003
30 avril 2003
In the fiscal year ended 31 March, turnover of Rémy Cointreau reached 1 billion euros (compared to 1.019 billion in 2001-2002). The second largest French wine and spirits company has announced a turnover of 359 million in its cognac subsidiary, compared to 380.1 in the previous financial year.

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