SPI, William Grant Pact For Stoli To End

UNKNOWN | AP Writer
Published: 12/04/2012

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) — William Grant & Sons and SPI Group last month announced their current contract for the importation, distribution and marketing of Stolichnaya vodka in the United States will not be renewed when it expires on Dec. 31, 2013.

The decision is a result of SPI Group’s desire to manage its portfolio of brands directly; SPI Group will establish its own importing company in the United States next year, beginning operations on Jan. 1, 2014.