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Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region, brand

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported results for the first half of its fiscal-2017. Group sales rose by 4% in the six months to the end of...

The Vodka Category - Everything you need to know

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the vodka category. Sourced from the joi...


Richard Woodard | 19 Jan 2017

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard looks at how the white spirits segment is shaping up for 2017.


Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rainbow might not yield the only pot of gold.  


Ian Shackleton | 2 Dec 2016

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.


Lucy Britner | 2 Sep 2016

In its full-year results, released yesterday, Pernod Ricard posted a slight increase in sales, up 1% to EUR8.68bn (US$7.46bn), while net profits appeared to soar - up 43% on fiscal-15 to a historical high of EUR1.25bn.

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Lucy Britner | 12 Jan 2017

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.


Andy Morton | 6 May 2015

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.

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Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau are the best-placed spirits companies to appeal to Millennial consumers, according to a recent report.


Lucy Britner | 10 Feb 2017

The CEO of Pernod Ricard has said the company must stand its ground on Absolut's pricing in the US, in the wake of increasing pressure from the vodka category.


Lucy Britner | 13 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard has said a Facebook advert for its Absolut vodka brand in South Korea has attracted largely positive reactions, despite reports from several news outlets of a backlash from consumers.


Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

Mainstream vodka brands including Diageo's Smirnoff and Pernod Ricard's Absolut have strong growth potential in emerging markets, a new report has said.


Lucy Britner | 10 Oct 2016

Alcoholic drinks that use healthy cues will struggle to break into the mass market, according to analysts at Mintel.


Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker brand has consolidated its dominance of Global Travel Retail's spirits shelves, although Pernod Ricard's Absolut has been overtaken by Chivas Regal and Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's, according to figures from The IWSR.


Lucy Britner | 1 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has forecast a low single-digit lift in profits for the next fiscal year, as the company reported steady sales in fiscal-2016.


Lucy Britner | 17 Jun 2016

Pernod Ricard will roll out several brands in Cuba, as it looks to capitalise on the country's growing tourism trends.


Lucy Britner | 17 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has released the latest limited edition bottle design for its Absolut vodka brand. 


Olly Wehring | 12 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has announced further details of the new structure of its operations in the US, a market that the group considers key to its medium-term goals.


Olly Wehring | 31 Mar 2016

Pernod Ricard has admitted that Absolut has struggled in the US in the last few years, but improved sales in recent months have come from a stronger focus on Absolut's original flavour expression, the brand's marketing chief has told just-drinks.


Lucy Britner | 15 Mar 2016

Pernod Ricard's vodka arm, The Absolut Co, has partnered with a kitchen products and apps designer to help drinkers to create cocktails at home.


Andy Morton | 14 Jan 2016

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the discontinuation of its Absolut Amber brand extension, as its replacement, Oak by Absolut, expands into Travel Retail.


Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard has said its Absolut brand is on course to stablise in the US despite continued double-digit sales falls for flavours.


Lucy Britner | 14 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard has made several changes to its global marketing team as part of its "internal promotion and mobility policy".


Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has partnered its Absolut Elyx iteration in the US with non-profit organisation Water for People.


Andy Morton | 22 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-edition range of Absolut vodka bottles called Absolut Electrik.


Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2015

The international spirits category in China has embarked on a “new normal”, according to Pernod Ricard, with lower-priced offerings set to drive future growth.


Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has admitted that it needs to improve its marketing of Absolut in the US to connect with Millenial consumers as craft vodka continues to take share.


Olly Wehring | 27 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard has reported operating profits within its guidance for fiscal-2015, although the Absolut brand was hit by an impairment charge in the period.

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