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Pernod released its H1 results todayFocus - Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region and brand

13 February 2014

Today, Pernod Ricard released its half-year results, which showed single-digit drops in sales and net profits. Here is a closer look at the company's performance by region and by brand.

US: Pernod Ricard, Diageo off-trade Scotch volumes soar - figures

29 October 2013

Pernod Ricard and Diageo's Scotch whisky brands continue to post surging volumes growth in the US off-trade, according to the latest AC Nielsen figures.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo ups Johnnie Walker Travel Retail volumes - Research

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.

S KOREA: Pernod Ricard blames lost Imperial sales on "experimenting"

20 September 2013

Pernod Ricard has blamed a drop in sales for its blended Scotch whisky in South Korea on consumer trends towards white spirits and single malt.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand

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.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Scotch Whisky

25 July 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of Scotch whisky winners.

UK: Pernod Ricard re-opens Glen Keith whisky distillery

17 June 2013

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit Chivas Brothers has officially re-opened a Speyside distillery, part of an on-going investment in whisky production that includes a new distillery to open next year.

just the Facts - World's Top 20 Most Valuable Drinks Brands

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:

just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

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'.

Comment - Spirits - Adding a Touch of Flavour to Scotch Whisky

25 March 2013

Earlier this month, Bacardi announced the launch of Dewar's Highlander Honey in the US. The move has ruffled feathers in Scotland, where the heritage and provenance of Scotch whisky is almost an obsession. Here's Ian Buxton with his take on the storm in a nosing glass.

Drinks Industry Logistics in the BRIC Markets - SWOT Analysis - Part III: India

12 March 2013

The penultimate part of this month's managment briefing, which looks at the logisitics landscape for drinks companies keen to get into the BRIC markets, considers the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in India.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region and brand

14 February 2013

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard released its half-year results, which showed single-digit rises in sales and net profits. Here is a closer look at the company's performance by region and by brand.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard backs short film in Chivas Regal push

29 January 2013

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal unit has teamed up with filmmaker Diego Luna to launch a short film, part of its global “Live with Chivalry” campaign.

AMERICAS: Pernod Ricard positive over premium spirits growth in Brazil

14 December 2012

Pernod Ricard has said that overall spirits growth in Brazil will be driven by the premium sector, particularly vodka and Scotch whisky, which will favour the company.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2012

18 October 2012

Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show to set up shop a month earlier in sunny September. Yet the prospect of chillier nights and a shower or two on the Croisette is unlikely to dampen the spirits of the 104 liquor exhibitors attending this year’s event. Indeed, all things considered, Joe Bates believes that the duty-free wine and spirit business is in pretty good shape.

UK: Pernod Ricard applies to build new Scotch distillery

18 October 2012

Pernod Ricard is looking to build a new malt whisky distillery in Scotland as part of its expansion plans in the country.

Research in Focus - Diageo's Johnnie Walker Just Keeps On Walking

12 October 2012

In a way it must be a bit galling for the undoubtedly talented number crunchers at the International Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR) that their carefully devised methodology for calculating the world's top performing spirit brand produces probably the same outcome as the intuitive guess of most industry professionals.

GLOBAL: Johnnie Walker heads IWSR/just-drinks rankings for second year

8 October 2012

Diageo Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker has retained its position as the number one brand on the latest IWSR/just-drinks Performance Brands rankings, published this month.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal The Chivas Brothers’ Blend

1 October 2012

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal The Chivas Brothers’ Blend

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Night Magnum

5 September 2012

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Night Magnum

Comment - Spirits - What makes a brand 'global'?

16 August 2012

How do you define a truly international brand? And does it matter. Can it be decided purely on volumes? Patience Gould digs out her atlas as she ponders the issue

UK: ASA rejects complaint over Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal Scotch whisky ad

6 July 2012

Pernod Ricard has escaped a sanction from the Advertising Standards Authority after the body rejected a complaint over an advert for Chivas Regal blended Scotch whisky.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard unveils major investment to boost Chivas Brothers production

30 May 2012

Pernod Ricard has committed to a GBP40m (US$62.2m) annual investment in Chivas Brothers to keep up with demand for its Scotch Whisky brands in emerging markets.

just the Facts - Scotch Whisky

28 May 2012

This week, Pernod Ricard is hosting members of the media and the analyst community in Scotland for two days as it presents a capital markets day on Wednesday (30 May). Ahead of the trip, just-drinks looks at the Scotch whisky market globally.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard lagging Diageo in Scotch despite China leadership - analyst

22 May 2012

Pernod Ricard's performance in the Scotch whisky category is being held back by its lack of presence in Latin America and Africa, while Diageo is reaping the rewards from its coverage in the growth markets, according to an analyst.

Comment - Spirits - Flavoured whisk(e)y: A Spirited Move

10 May 2012

Our whisk(e)y specialist, Ian Buxton, has had his head turned this month by a glut of flavoured whiskies. Or, 'spirit drinks', if you're a European.

CHINA: China opportunities for drinks firms "just beginning"

4 May 2012

Opportunities for international drinks firms in China are “just beginning” but companies should be equally aware of Far East companies eyeing opportunities in the West, according to industry experts.

just the Facts - The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend

25 April 2012

Earlier this week, Harris Interactive released its annual study of brand health for beverages in the US.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard takes Chivas Le Baron global

18 April 2012

Pernod Ricard has extended the partnership between its Chivas Regal blended Scotch brand and the founders of Le Baron nightclubs beyond travel retail to the off-trade.

US: Consumer feedback leads to Chivas Regal bottle change

11 April 2012

Pernod Ricard is set to change the 1.75-litre package format for its Chivas Regal 12 Year Old in the US.

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