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After 11 years of doing he doesn't know what, Olly Wehring's “Eureka!” moment arrived in 2003, when he decided to retrain as a journalist.
Following several freelance stints at such hallowed publications as the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Retail Week and The Daily Mirror, Olly boarded the good ship just-drinks in October 2003 as news editor.
Within only two years, he had moved up to the position of editor – a role he has assumed ever since.
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Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a 7% rise in sales in the six months to the end of December. Here's a look at the performance of the company's major spirits, wine and Champagne brands in the year-to-date, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region.
Pernod Ricard has upped its focus on the US spirits market, through a "simplification" of its regional structure in the Americas, and has readied a raft of executive switches that sees several changes of divisional leader.
Pernod Ricard has reported a high single-digit rise in sales in its first half, with the earlier Chinese New Year benefiting its second quarter.
Molson Coors has professed itself to be pleased with its performance in 2015, despite a 14% fall in sales in the year.
William Grant & Sons has lined up a new single malt Scotch whisky for the UK, produced at its Ailsa Bay distillery on the west coast of Scotland.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed receipt of an offer from Asahi Group to buy SABMiller's Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brands.
Carlsberg has reported a slight lift in sales for 2015, a year in which the brewer hit an "inflection point" in its geographical performance.
Heineken has reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year.
Asahi Group is set to win the race to acquire Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, according to local reports.
Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and brokerage firm, here's a look at the report's significant research conclusions.
- Pernod Ricard 's first-half results - Preview
- Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region - Focus
- Carlsberg's Q4 & full-year results - Preview
- Heineken's FY performance by region - Focus
- Carlsberg's full-year performance by region
- Asahi Group lines up Grolsch, Meantime, Peroni buy
- Diageo completes wine category exit in US
- Pernod Ricard targets US through unit, exec switch
- Beam Suntory targets Kenya with Edrington/FIX
- SABMiller's Europe chief to join Britvic board