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Analysis - Pernod Ricard's Jameson, Martell opportunity

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.

Focus - 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.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard readies Jameson St Patrick's Day bottle

6 February 2014

Pernod Ricard has lined up this year's St Patrick's Day bottle for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.

US: Bourbon boom marches on in on-trade, as vodka dips

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.

US: Diageo's Bulleit sees rapid on-trade growth - 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.

UK: Pernod Ricard details UK strategy makeover

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.

Comment - Spirits - Irish Whiskey: Set to Cause a Rattle & Hum?

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.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

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.

US: Diageo's Don Julio sees on-trade growth - figures

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.

US: Pernod Ricard readies Champagne, spirit holiday packs

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.

The just-drinks Interview - Anna Malmhake, Irish Distillers' CEO - Part II

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.

The just-drinks Interview - Anna Malmhake, Irish Distillers' CEO - Part I

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.

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.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Pernod Ricard targets eight cities with Jameson push

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.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y

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.

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:

The just-drinks Interview - Alexandre Ricard, Pernod Ricard's deputy CEO & COO

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.

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'.

just The Facts - Pernod Ricard's YTD results

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.

Comment - Spirits - Pernod Ricard and Absolut: Five Years On

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.

Comment - Spirits - Filling The Bourbon Hole

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.

US: Pernod Ricard launches latest Jameson ad spot

21 February 2013

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new TV and digital ad initiative in the US for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.

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.

FRANCE: China, France blackspots fail to hamper Pernod Ricard in H1

14 February 2013

Pernod Ricard has hailed a "good performance" in its H1, despite a "less buoyant environment" than the previous year.

Product Launch - EUROPE: Pernod Ricard's Midleton Single Pot Still single cask range

12 February 2013

Midleton Single Pot Still single cask range

just the Preview - Pernod Ricard Q2 & H1

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:

Comment - Spirits - Vodka Can Go Far

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.

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.

IRELAND: New Irish whiskey distillery to start production this week

26 November 2012

A new whiskey distillery in Ireland - the first in 47 years - is set to officially start production this week.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard's Jameson Irish Whiskey hits 4m annual case sales

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.

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