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Battle continues for Pernod Ricard in US and China

Earlier this year, at its annual Capital Market Day presentations, Pernod Ricard earmarked the US and China as must-win "battlegrounds"....

Pernod Ricard's FY fiscal-2015 - Preview

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three month...


Untapped premiumisation offers spirits potential

Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.


just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.


Enthusiasm abounds despite Pernod share hit

Lucy Britner | 5 Jun 2015

At the end of Pernod Ricard’s annual Capital Market Day conference this week, whispers around the cocktail bar were that the company's share price had fallen by more than 4% during the day.


Focus - Pernod's YTD Performance by Region

Andy Morton | 23 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 6% rise in sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a look at the performance of the company's 14 major spirits and Champagne brands in the year-to-date, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region:

Latest Interviews

Interview - Havana Club MD

James Wilmore | 8 Apr 2015

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.


Interview - Pernod Ricard's deputy CEO & COO

Olly Wehring | 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.

Latest News

NPD - The Bitter Truth's Cucumber Bitters

Lucy Britner | 17 Aug 2015

Cocktail bitters company The Bitter Truth has added a cucumber bitters to its range.


On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 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.


Pernod Ricard allays Havana Club shortage fears

Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard has said the company will have enough Havana Club for its core German market even if the US drops an import ban on the rum brand.


Cuba makes Havana Club plea

Keith Nuthall | 22 Jun 2015

The Cuban government has called on the United States to allow the Franco-Cuban Havana Club Holding to sell its product into America, claiming that the import ban continues to breach World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.


Pernod Ricard on US starting blocks with Havanista

Lucy Britner | 2 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard is hoping to be the first spirits company to market and sell Cuban rum in the US, should the country lift its trade embargo on Cuba.


Pernod Ricard unveils Havana Club ad campaign

Richard Woodard | 20 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a new global push for its Havana Club rum JV, designed to highlight the "passion and unique spirit" of the brand and the Cuban people.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 10 Apr 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.


just a While Ago - On 2 April in...

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just a While Ago - On 31 March in...

Olly Wehring | 31 Mar 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just a Look Around - Havana Club Distillery -video

James Wilmore | 5 Mar 2015

Last week, just-drinks was given a tour of Havana Club's San José distillery as part of a five-day trip as guests of the company. Here, Sergio Valdez, Havana Club's export manager, provides the commentary:


Pernod Ricard's Havana Club Union

James Wilmore | 26 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a new premium expression of its Havana Club rum brand in collaboration with Cuban cigar producer Cohiba.


just a While Ago - On 12 February in...

Olly Wehring | 12 Feb 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just a While Ago - On 7 January in...

Olly Wehring | 7 Jan 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


“Absolutely no question” of Bacardi return to Cuba

Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 2014

The president of Bacardi has reiterated the company's intention to return to its native Cuba once the US embargo of the country is lifted.


Pernod Ricard's The Essence of Cuba flavourings

Andy Morton | 7 Oct 2014

Pernod Ricard has launched a range of four cocktail flavourings for use in Havana Club Añejo 7 Años cocktails.


Pernod Ricard revamps Havana Club 15 bottle

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard is to update the packaging for the 15-year-old expression of its Havana Club brand.


Pernod Ricard details UK strategy makeover

Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2013

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard is looking to re-focus its strategy, as it aims to cement its position as the second-largest premium spirits company in the country.


Cuba Ron's Ron Cubay, Carta Blanca Extra Viejo

Stuart Todd | 9 Oct 2013

Cuba Ron's Ron Cubay, Carta Blanca Extra Viejo


Pernod Ricard revamps Havana Club Añejo Especial

James Wilmore | 15 Aug 2013

Pernod Ricard is re-launching its Havana Club Añejo Especial rum expression next month with new packaging and a new recipe in a bid to attract whisky drinkers.


Diageo begins Shark Tooth rum production in Russia

Eugene Vorotnikov | 19 Jun 2013

Diageo is accelerating its expansion into Russia's rum market with the launch of a domestically-produced version of value brand Shark Tooth.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 18 May 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

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