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just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-dr...

Comment - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

It's been three months since Suntory completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a...


just Five Years Ago: Pernod readies Tia Maria sale

James Wilmore | 27 Nov 2013

Five years ago this month, reports started to emerge that Pernod Ricard was looking to offload its coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria.


'Wine Needs Mavericks to Help it be Top Gun'

Chris Losh | 4 Jun 2013

How can the wine industry shake-off its navel-gazing, elitist image? Embrace the unusual and the revolutionary, argues Chris Losh


just The Preview - Pernod Ricard Q1

Andy Morton | 22 Oct 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.


Plymouth Gin: West is Best

Richard Woodard | 26 Jan 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.

Latest Interviews

just a Moment With ... Artisan Source

Olly Wehring | 30 Mar 2015

This week, we speak to the founder of wine and spirits management consultancy Artisan Source, and just-drinks subscriber, Martin Jones.


Interview - William Grant & Sons

Olly Wehring | 2 Mar 2015

In this week's quick-fire interview, we talk to Chris Mason, the MD of William Grant & Sons' operations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada.

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Constellation appoints chief growth officer

James Wilmore | 15 Jan 2015

Constellation Brands has appointed a former Beam Inc executive as its chief growth officer, a newly-created role.


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Maxxium to give Snow Leopard UK distribution boost

James Wilmore | 4 Jul 2013

Maxxium is taking on the UK distribution of Edrington's luxury vodka brand Snow Leopard, the company announced today (4 July).


William Grant & Sons appoints new US chief

James Wilmore | 16 Apr 2013

William Grant & Sons has promoted one of its senior executives to the role of managing director and president of its US division.


Pernod Ricard to build Beefeater visitor centre

Olly Wehring | 6 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard is set to start work on a visitor centre at its Beefeater distillery in London.


Diageo to extend HR manager's role

Andy Morton | 6 Dec 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.


Pernod Ricard chairman dies

Olly Wehring | 20 Aug 2012

Patrick Ricard, the chairman and former CEO of Pernod Ricard, has died aged 67.


Pernod Ricard releases Beefeater London bottle

Olly Wehring | 7 Jun 2012

Pernod Ricard has lined up a London-centric bottling of its Beefeater gin brand.


SPI Group switches global commercial director

Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 2011

SPI Group has replaced its global commercial director.


Accolade Wines targets Asia Pacific

Olly Wehring | 2 Aug 2011

Accolade Wines has turned its attention to Asia Pacific, with the creation of a commercial general manager role for the region.

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