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New Job Opening at Absolut: ”Billion Dollar Nose” and Master Sensory Designer

Press Releases   •   Jan 25, 2017 13:59 GMT

Some job descriptions are more unique than others and this is certainly true for the new job opening at The Absolut Company. Since Per Hermansson, the Master Sensory Designer and Strategist known as the "Billion Dollar Nose" will retire this spring, the company has begun searching for his replacement.

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MEET ABSOLUT VODKAS WATER BOY

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2016 08:51 GMT

Tom Roberts runs the Social Impact division at Absolut Elyx. For Tom and Elyx, that purpose is transforming the vodka category, and doing something to mitigate the global water crisis. Absolut has partnered with the organisation Water For People to reduce that number by 100,000 over the next five years

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Which is the world’s Absolut best bar team?

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2016 12:20 GMT

For the last couple of months, The Absolut Company has sought with light and torch for the world’s best bar team, in the first edition of Absolut Invite – Team Edition. Only the very best teams have qualified for the four-day final that begins on 11th of June in Åhus, the hometown of The Absolut Company. The winning team will be announced during festivities in Stockholm on 14th of June.

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Water sustainability in focus when The Absolut Company gathers in Åhus

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2016 08:34 GMT

Water sustainability will be the focus when the The Absolut Company gathers in Åhus for ”Responsib'All Day” in the beginning of June. Employees from The Absolut Company headquarters in Stockholm will join their colleagues from the distillery in Åhus to learn more about the importance of water for our climate, the impact of water use, the biosphere and biodiversity.

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Absolut Vodka to open visitors centre in Åhus

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2016 09:57 GMT

The Absolut Company has acquired a property near the distillery in central Åhus. Absolut Vodka plans to open a visitors centre in the building, scheduled to be complete summer 2017.

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Absolut kicks off mission to find the world’s best bar team

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 12:30 GMT

For the past 25 years, Absolut has celebrated outstanding creativity and knowledge among the world’s top bartenders with the Absolut Invite competition. This year, the brand is expanding the criteria to not just reward excellence behind the bar, but also to celebrate the hardworking bar teams that make the best nights (and drinks) flow seamlessly at high-volume venues.

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Smart kitchen appliances and connected bottles

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2016 08:50 GMT

Absolut Vodka is breaking new ground. At The Absolut Company’s HQ in Stockholm, Sweden, there are several ongoing projects around the emerging digital sector called the Internet of Things (IoT).

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2015/2016 Pernod Ricard Half-Year Sales and Results

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2016 08:25 GMT

SOLID H115/16 PERFORMANCE: +3% ORGANIC SALES GROWTH (+7%REPORTED), IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT REMAINS CONTRASTED

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NEW IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABILITY TAKE US INTO THE FUTURE

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2016 09:23 GMT

In June 2015 The Absolut Company opened the Creative Space in Gröndal, Stockholm. Containers that had previously been used to transport Absolut Vodka were converted into workspaces for a hackathon, focused on sustainable solutions. Now, The Absolut Company is taking the next step by working together with its partners to develop the packaging of tomorrow.

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Leadership changes at The Absolut Company

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 09:45 GMT

Xavier Beysecker, currently VP Marketing, Absolut at The Absolut Company is appointed VP Digital of Pernod Ricard Asia, effective as of 1st November 2015. Xavier will be based in Hong Kong.

Xavier holds a business degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen, France. He joined the Group in 1998 as Marketing Manager at Pernod, after 6 years at Nestlé in various Marketing and Sales positions. In 2002, he was appointed Marketing & International Director of Pernod. Xavier was then named Vice President Marketing of Pernod Ricard Asia in 2009. He was then appointed to the position of Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong 2012 before being named VP Marketing, Absolut at The Absolut Company.

Craig Johnson, currently VP Marketing, Malibu and Kahlua at The Absolut Company is appointed VP Marketing, Absolut at The Absolut Company, effective as of 1st November 2015.

Craigholds a Bachelor degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He started his career in 1993 as Brand Manager at BIC Corporation. He joined Allied Domecq Spirits USA in 1999 as Group Brand Director, and later joined Pernod Ricard USA in 2004 where he successively held the roles of Senior Brand Manager, Brand Director and VP Marketing, Malibu and Kahlua. In 2013, Craig joined The Absolut Company as Global Brand Director Malibu and was then appointed VP Marketing Malibu and Kahlua in 2014.

Colin Kavanagh, currently Marketing Director of Pernod Ricard Brasil is appointed VP Marketing, Malibu and Kahlua at The Absolut Company, effective as of 15th November 2015.

Colin holds a degree in business studies and French from Trinity College, University of Dublin. He joined IDL in 1996 as Export Orientation Programme graduate (former Graduate Placement Programme), and then successively held the positions of Regional Manager and Marketing Manager Jameson.

He later joined Pernod Ricard Headquarters in 2004 as Marketing Best Practices Manager, and in 2006 he was appointed VP Marketing of Corby Spirit and Wine. Since 2010, he has been Marketing Director of Pernod Ricard Brasil. 

The Absolut Company has the worldwide responsibility for the production, innovation and strategic marketing of Absolut Vodka, Malibu, Kahlúa, Wyborowa, Luksusowa och Frïs. Absolut Vodka is the world’s fourth largest premium spirits brand. Every bottle of Absolut Vodka is produced in Åhus, southern Sweden. Malibu is the number one rum-based coconut spirit in the world, sold in more than 150 countries. Kahlúa coffee liqueur is the world leader in its category. The head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden. The Absolut Company is a part of Pernod Ricard, which holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector.

Xavier Beysecker, currently VP Marketing, Absolut at The Absolut Company is appointed VP Digital of Pernod Ricard Asia. Craig Johnson, currently VP Marketing, Malibu and Kahlua at The Absolut Company is appointed VP Marketing, Absolut at The Absolut Company. Colin Kavanagh, currently Marketing Director of Pernod Ricard Brasil is appointed VP Marketing, Malibu and Kahlua at The Absolut Company.

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The Absolut Company has the worldwide responsibility for the production, innovation and strategic marketing of Absolut Vodka, Malibu, Kahlúa and Our/Vodka.

The Absolut Company has the worldwide responsibility for the production, innovation and strategic marketing of Absolut Vodka, Malibu, Kahlúa and Our/Vodka. Absolut Vodka is the world’s fifth largest spirits brand. Every bottle of Absolut Vodkacomes from one source, Åhus in southern Sweden. Malibu is the number one rum-based coconut spirit in the world, sold in more than 150 countries. Kahlúa coffee liqueur is the world leader in its category. The head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Chairman and CEO is Anna Malmhake. The Absolut Company is a part of Pernod Ricard, which holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector.

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