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After a strong third quarter, Rémy Cointreau’s sales were up by nearly 5% (and 6% on an organic basis) over the first nine months of its fiscal year. The company’s organic sales rose by 9% in the third quarter (ending December 31, 2016), as high-single digit growth in the U.S. market combined with a double-digit advance in China to produce significant progress.
Rémy’s third-quarter sales bump more than doubled analysts’ projections. Flagship brand Rémy Martin was the company’s growth engine over the first three quarters of its fiscal year. The Cognac brand’s sales grew by 11.2% on an organic basis. Meanwhile, in China, the brand’s depletions were up by high-single digits, in part because of the earlier Chinese New Year. Beyond Rémy Martin, Rémy Cointreau’s liqueurs & spirits unit (led by Cointreau) grew by 4.1% over the first three quarters, while its partner brands business fell by 15%, mostly due to the end of distribution contracts for Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck in several key markets.
Source: Shanken Daily News