Henkell Freixenet has reported that net sales decreased by 7.4% year-on-year in 2020 after the Covid-19 pandemic caused bars and restaurants to close for several months.

Carlsberg has announced that sales advances in Russia and Asia offset difficulties in Europe during H1 of 2012.

Gruppo Campari has announced sales growth of 5% for H1 of 2012, with strong performances in North America and Asia Pacific offsetting difficulties in Germany, Italy and South America.

Italian drinks company Davide Campari-Milano has reported a group net profit for 2011 of €159.2m, up from €156.2m in 2010.

Altia, the wine and spirits group that focuses on the Nordic countries, has announced a 7.6% net sales increase to €524.8 million for the year January to December 2011.

Heineken has announced net profits of €1.5 billion before one-off items, an increase of 9.2%.

US popularity and universal appeal have kept the Irish whiskey market buoyant, according to business analyst Datamonitor.

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