14 February 2014
We all know by now that, if you're working for an international spirits company and the Chinese market is a big deal for you, then you haven't been sleeping too well for the past year or so.
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.
6 February 2014
Pernod Ricard has lined up this year's St Patrick's Day bottle for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.
15 January 2014
Bourbon, blended American whiskies and Irish whiskey were the only spirits sub-categories to see volume growth in the US on-trade in 2013 as clear spirits lagged, according to latest figures.
21 November 2013
Volumes of Diageo’s Bourbon brand Bulleit have risen by 71% in the US on-trade in the year-to-date, according to latest figures.
6 November 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.
29 October 2013
The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.
24 October 2013
Earlier today (24 October), Pernod Ricard released its sales and volumes figures for the 2013-14 first quarter. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of September by region and brand.
9 October 2013
Diageo's renewed focus on its Don Julio Tequila brand in the US is producing solid growth in the on-trade, with opportunities to expand further, according to latest figures.
19 September 2013
The US arm of Pernod Ricard has released full details of its gift pack offerings for the holiday season in the country.
12 September 2013
Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.
10 September 2013
Last week, Irish Distillers held an event to showcase its EUR100m (US$132m) investment in its Midleton Distillery, near Cork. What hopes does the Pernod Ricard subsidiary have for Irish whiskey? Can it build on the category's renaissance and break out of its niche? just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore talks to the CEO of Irish Distillers, Anna Malmhake.
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.
14 August 2013
Pernod Ricard has launched a limited edition range of bottles for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand in the global travel retail channel.
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 world whisk(e)y winners.
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:
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.
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'.
25 April 2013
This morning (25 April), Pernod Ricard released its year-to-date and third-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region and brand.
2 April 2013
This weekend marked the fifth anniversary of Pernod Ricard's acquisition of Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand. A lot has changed since those heady days of 2008, so how does the race for - and purchase of - V&S look today? Chris Mercer takes a closer look.
28 February 2013
What do Bacardi, Diageo and Pernod Ricard have in common? Aside from the obvious, Ian Buxton proffers that they share the same problem when it comes to Bourbon, and that's their lack of it.
21 February 2013
Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new TV and digital ad initiative in the US for its Jameson Irish whiskey 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.
14 February 2013
Pernod Ricard has hailed a "good performance" in its H1, despite a "less buoyant environment" than the previous year.
12 February 2013
Midleton Single Pot Still single cask range
11 February 2013
Pernod Ricard will report its second-quarter and half-year numbers on Thursday (14 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the Paris-headquartered group has fared in the three months to the end of December:
22 January 2013
A new year, a new commentator. Taking the baton for white spirits, we welcome back just-drinks' former deputy editor, Chris Mercer, to cast his watchful eye over all things white. This month: Vodka.
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.
26 November 2012
A new whiskey distillery in Ireland - the first in 47 years - is set to officially start production this week.
23 November 2012
Pernod Ricard's Jameson Irish Whiskey brand has passed the 4m cases mark in the past year, with one-quarter sold in the US.