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Pernod Ricard to integrate Malibu-Kahlúa International brands into The Absolut Company on July 1st, 2009

04/06/2009

Following the successful acquisition of Allied Domecq in 2005 and since its creation in 2006, Malibu-Kahlúa International (MKI), a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, has created strong marketing foundations for Malibu, and its two liqueur brands Kahlúa and Tia Maria.

Pernod Ricard to integrate Malibu-Kahlúa International brands into The Absolut Company on July 1st, 2009

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Malibu is the number one coconut-flavoured rums in the world, sold in more than
150 countries. Kahlúa and Tia Maria are the Group two coffee liqueurs, Kahlúa being the world’s leader in its category.

Recognizing the need to significantly increase the level of support behind these dynamic brands and to maximise efficiency, Pernod Ricard has decided to leverage the resources of The Absolut Company (TAC), the Swedish subsidiary in charge of the leading brand of Premium Vodka, Absolut, which offers many synergies.

As a result, the Malibu-Kahlúa International brands will be consolidated within The Absolut Company and will be managed out of Stockholm, Sweden effective with the new fiscal year 2009/10, July 1st, 2009. 

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