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Cognac : one third of sales at Remy-Cointreau
19 juin 2002
At the end of the 2001-2002 fiscal year which saw the arrival of Bols and an increase in turnover of 10 % to 1.02 billion euros, cognac now only represents 37 % of sales for the Remy-Cointreau group (compared to 41 % a year earlier). Turnover in the cognac sector rose by 1.3 % but volumes have dropped to 1.72 million cases sold. Remy-Cointreau is aiming at increasing profits by 50 % over 3 years.

Martell reduces its purchases by half
12 juin 2002
Martell has just announced a 50 % reduction in its purchases of eaux-de-vie this year in order to reduce its overstocks. The Pernod-Ricard group is set to finish its inventory as new owner within a few weeks.

Rémy-Martin
12 juin 2002
Rémy-Martin has presented its new visitors’ trail which has been reorganized since 1 April with the accent on aromas as well as the marriage of food and cognac.

Cognac label goes international
12 juin 2002
Cognac producers, in a meeting of the Forum des appellations historiques (historic labels forum), have appointed a workgroup to lobby the European Commissioner for Trade. The aim is to achieve greater international recognition of labels of origin in order to combat counterfeiting more effectively.

Bouilleurs de cru
12 juin 2002
The AGM of the bouilleurs de cru (private distillers) association has examined the numerous events held to promote cognac. This year alone, twelve events have been organized since January. Promotional sales events in supermarkets are to recommence. An Internet site http://abc-cognac.com has been opened.

Cognac houses in Tokyo
12 juin 2002
Two major houses, Rémy-Martin and Martell, and two smaller ones, Meukow and L&L have participated in Vinexpo Tokyo for three days.

Space and packaging
5 juin 2002
Pierre Brisson, an engineer at the European Space Agency, explained the numerous spin-offs of space experiments in day-to day life during a conference organized by Atlanpack at Hennessy. In addition, the ESA has published a TEST catalog (transferable European space technologies) aimed at companies and several dozen partnership agreements have already been signed. Rémy-Martin has just launched "Remy Space", a cognac in a pressurized container which can be drunk in weightless conditions.

New CEO for Hennessy
29 mai 2002
Moët-Hennessy has just appointed Roland de Farcy as the new CEO of Hennessy. Founder of the Pizza Hut chain, Roland de Farcy was chosen by Christophe Navarre with the aim of shipping 4 million cases compared to 3 million last year.

Courvoisier takes to rap
29 mai 2002
Courvoisier is making the most of the success of the rap artist Busta Rhymes and his record "Pass the Courvoisier" as it launches a new advertising campaign in the US. Courvoisier is calling on the services of an agency created by a former hip-hip singer to appeal to young Americans.

AOC cognac in Vietnam
22 mai 2002
The BNIC has just obtained recognition by Vietnam of the label AOC cognac (guaranteed label of origin) as defined by French and European law. It is the first AOC to be recognized in the country.

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