2 December 2013
Vodka's global growth prospects remain “positive” with an opportunity for producers to grow volumes in mature and emerging markets, according to an analyst.
25 November 2013
JC Iglesias took over as brand director of Pernod Ricard's gin brand, Beefeater, in August this year after a switch from marketing the company's brown spirits portfolio in the US. In his first interview since taking on his new role, he tells just-drinks why he wants to take gin to a completely new market, what a wider Beefeater portfolio could do and that there really is a gin boom going on out there.
22 November 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:
21 November 2013
Sales of flavoured vodka in the US on-trade have fallen 12% in the past 12 months, despite continued new entries to the category, latest figures reveal.
19 November 2013
The head of global Travel Retail at Pernod Ricard-subsidiary, The Absolut Company, has quit for “personal reasons”.
7 November 2013
Corby Distilleries has changed its name and logo to “reflect" its partnership with Pernod Ricard, the majority-owner of the company.
4 November 2013
Big brands across all alcohol categories in the US have lost combined share in the on-trade this year, with top-selling beers suffering the most as new products have proliferated, according to latest figures.
24 October 2013
Earlier today (24 October), Pernod Ricard released its sales and volumes figures for the 2013-14 first quarter. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of September by region and brand.
23 October 2013
just-drinks continues its management briefing series on environmental sustainability this month, with a focus on the spirits industry. This, the penultimate part of the four-part briefing, turns the spotlight on the agricultural end of the chain.
21 October 2013
Diageo's Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand strengthened its hold on the global Travel Retail market last year, increasing volumes by 15%, new figures have shown.
15 October 2013
Returning to the just-drinks fold in the guise of our white spirits commentator, Richard Woodard kicks off his latest stint with us with a look at Bacardi's recently-announced global marketing push for its Grey Goose vodka brand.
14 October 2013
Pernod Ricard has launched its latest Absolut vodka edition inspired by a US city.
7 October 2013
Is there a brand that has exerted a more profound influence on a drinks category than Absolut Vodka? Ben Cooper doubts it.
1 October 2013
Pernod Ricard is releasing four million “limited-edition” bottles of its vodka brand Absolut.
1 October 2013
Corby Distilleries has extended its deal to handle Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka brand in Canada for a further eight years.
19 September 2013
The US arm of Pernod Ricard has released full details of its gift pack offerings for the holiday season in the country.
13 September 2013
Pernod Ricard is teaming up with a Swedish pop group for the US nation-wide launch of Absolute Tune.
12 September 2013
Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.
10 September 2013
Last week, Irish Distillers held an event to showcase its EUR100m (US$132m) investment in its Midleton Distillery, near Cork. What hopes does the Pernod Ricard subsidiary have for Irish whiskey? Can it build on the category's renaissance and break out of its niche? just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore talks to the CEO of Irish Distillers, Anna Malmhake.
9 September 2013
Pernod Ricard has launched a new global campaign for its vodka brand, Absolut, 30 years after the brand's first art ad from Andy Warhol.
3 September 2013
Pernod Ricard has said that its spate of brand divestments in recent years is not part of a broader sell-off strategy but has admitted to owning a “long tail”of non-core brands.
29 August 2013
Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka has bucked a slowdown in emerging markets to post strong growth in key regions.
29 August 2013
Earlier today (29 August), Pernod Ricard released its results for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the 12 months to the end of June.
13 August 2013
As SPI Group looks to weather a boycott of Stolichnaya in the US, Chris Mercer considers what steps a drinks company should take if - or when - a crisis hits.
12 August 2013
Pernod Ricard has overhauled its flavoured Absolut range, calling it “one of the most dramatic changes we’ve made” to the vodka brand.
5 August 2013
The US arm of Nestlé Waters has lined up a Perrier consumer competition that expands on its tie-up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to coincide with what would have been the artist's 85th birthday.
17 July 2013
Pernod Ricard is on the cusp of entering a “rebalancing phase” for both its geographical footprint and its portfolio, with Beam Inc and Brown-Forman being touted by one analyst as good targets for the firm.
11 June 2013
A study, conducted by brand valuation agency Brand Finance, has ranked the world's biggest drinks brands by their value. We've compiled the top 20 into a table below:
28 May 2013
The US vodka market remains a fierce battlefield. New products continue to flood the sector, while "predatory" pricing policies affect some US states. What should be the approach of established producers? Stand firm and persuade consumers to look beyond price, argues Chris Mercer
24 May 2013
Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.