The Stoli Group has announced the appointment of Cellar Trends as the exclusive distributor for its portfolio in the UK, effective January 1, 2018.

The Stoli Group has announced the appointment of Lars Vestbirk as its international marketing director, effective immediately.

The SPI Group has announced the appointment of Patrick Piana as Stoli Group USA's new CEO, effective August 2015.

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SPI sells Kremlyovskaya

07 October, 2013

The SPI Group has announced that it has sold Kremlyovskaya vodka to the Classic International Group.

SPI Group, owner of Stolichnaya russian vodka, has appointed Romain Ambrunn as Asia Pacific regional director.

SPI has announced that its Stolichnaya flavoured variants, Stoli Hot and Stoli Sticki have been listed by Dufry Do Brazil, the largest travel retail distributor in Latin America.

SPI Group, owner of the Stolichnaya Russian vodka brand, has made John Esposito president of its US operations.

SPI Group has announced the roll out of the two Stolichnaya variants, Stoli Hot and Stoli Sticki, which were launched in March in the US to celebrate 50 years of flavoured vodkas.

SPI Group has appointed Nigel Bath as Asia Pacific regional director.

SPI Group has signed a five-year agreement with Telford International Company for the distribution of its Stolichnaya portfolio in China.

Australia: Stolichnaya has signed a five-year distribution deal with island2island Beverage Company.

The SPI Group has announced a new distribution agreement with Findlater Wine and Spirit Group to distribute the Stolichnaya vodka portfolio in Ireland.

SPI Group has agreed a new distribution deal with Velier, for the entire Stolichnaya portfolio in Italy.

UK: Stolichnaya vodka has linked up with the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2010, by supporting defending British champion Paul Bonhomme.

US: Pernod Ricard and Russian Standard Vodka have reached a settlement of claims brought by Russian Standard against Pernod Ricard. According to Pernod Ricard, the dispute revolved mainly around the allegations brought by Russian Standard Vodka and Roust Trading Limited pursuant to which promoting Stolichnaya as "Russian vodka" resulted in false advertising.

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