27 November 2013
Five years ago this month, reports started to emerge that Pernod Ricard was looking to offload its coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria.
4 July 2013
Maxxium is taking on the UK distribution of Edrington's luxury vodka brand Snow Leopard, the company announced today (4 July).
4 June 2013
How can the wine industry shake-off its navel-gazing, elitist image? Embrace the unusual and the revolutionary, argues Chris Losh
30 May 2013
Earlier this week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring visited Beijing to cover Pernod Ricard's latest Capital Market Day. While there, Olly spoke to Alexandre Ricard, the company's deputy CEO & COO, in his first interview since it was announced he would become CEO of Pernod in 2015.
16 April 2013
William Grant & Sons has promoted one of its senior executives to the role of managing director and president of its US division.
6 February 2013
Pernod Ricard is set to start work on a visitor centre at its Beefeater distillery in London.
6 December 2012
Diageo is to expand the role of one of its management team to cover the post of an HR colleague who will depart for the auto industry.
22 October 2012
Pernod Ricard will release its first-quarter results on Thursday (25 October). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of September.
20 August 2012
Patrick Ricard, the chairman and former CEO of Pernod Ricard, has died aged 67.
7 June 2012
Pernod Ricard has lined up a London-centric bottling of its Beefeater gin brand.
26 January 2012
When Pernod Ricard said last week that it is updating the packaging for - and raising the price of - Plymouth Gin, there was a run on tonic water at Richard Woodard's local shop. It's taken a while, but the brand is back, and Woodard would like to celebrate.
18 January 2012
Beam Inc's acquisition of Cooley Distillery puts Irish whiskey entirely in the hands of drinks industry 'big hitters' and looks set to spur an unprecedented level of investment in the category.
22 December 2011
Ten years on and the legacy of Pernod Ricard and Diageo's carve-up of Seagram is still being felt.
4 October 2011
Fortune Brands has turned itself into a standalone spirits company named Beam Inc. Here, just-drinks brings you stats on the company's sales and profits for wine and spirits since 2003.
25 August 2011
SPI Group has replaced its global commercial director.
2 August 2011
Accolade Wines has turned its attention to Asia Pacific, with the creation of a commercial general manager role for the region.
21 July 2011
Southern Wine & Spirits of America has lined up two appointments for its North American Spirits & Wine Brokerage (NASW) division.
14 March 2011
Terlato Wine Group has created the position of president at its Terlato Wines International division.
10 March 2011
February's Wehring interview comes ten days late, due to the early arrival of Wehring Junior shortly after our editor returned from France, where he was granted 30 minutes with the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet. In their time together, Pringuet discusses the first six months of Pernod's fiscal 2011, as well as Absolut, China and war-chests.
20 January 2011
A down-in-the-dumps Richard Woodard is a Richard Woodard best-avoided. But, the spirits giants of this world can bring him out of his stupor. And, all it would take is a little bit of spending.
3 December 2010
Moet Hennessy has confirmed a change of leadership at its US unit.
25 November 2010
Stock Spirits Group has announced another change of CFO, its second in less than a year.
18 October 2010
Pernod Ricard has been shunting Lindauer towards the exit door for some time, so a move to Lion Nathan and Indevin should not be surprising.
27 July 2010
It must be madness, but Richard Woodard is in buying mood. Considering the state of the world's finances, his timing could be well off. But only Hine-sight will show whether he is a genius, or a fool...
1 July 2010
While our paths have crossed on an almost monthly basis over the last six years, just-drinks has never interviewed the chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit, Christian Porta. So, when Olly Wehring was invited to the official opening of The Glenlivet's distillery extension last month, he took the opportunity to finally pin Porta down for a chat on all things Chivas.
22 June 2010
Pernod Ricard has announced a global name-change for its New Zealand wine brand, Montana.
20 May 2010
Foster’s Wine Estates has appointed master sommelier Fred Dame as its vice president of luxury sales.
16 April 2010
Earlier this week police in the UK arrested two people in connection to a suspected GBP3m wine investment scam dealing in Australian wine. The operation, codenamed Operation Iceman, has seen a total of eight people arrested in the operation. Here we take a look at other drinks scams.
15 March 2010
Diageo has lined up the launch of a consumer competition on Facebook for its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand.
11 March 2010
Late last month, Gilles Bogaert, the recently-appointed managing director of finance - CFO, if you will - for Pernod Ricard came to the UK to look over the company's most recent set of figures. While in the country, Olly Wehring took the opportunity to grill Bogaert about the last six months for Pernod, how the downturn has affected the company, and what Pernod would do if - when? - the bargains come knocking.