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.
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.
4 September 2012
Pernod Ricard has defended itself against charges levelled by an analyst last week, claiming that Diageo is seen as a more attractive investment vehicle, thanks to the latter's stronger activity in the M&A arena.
3 September 2012
Beam Inc has launched two of its Australian RTDs in a five-litre keg format ahead of the summer events season.
3 September 2012
Beam Inc's Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
31 August 2012
Diageo has overtaken Pernod as the investor's choice in European spirits because it is more likely to spend on acquisitions, an analyst has said.
30 August 2012
Pernod Ricard has a vast number of brands in its portfolio, many of which are performing well according to today's full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the top five, plus a few that blotted the copybook.
30 August 2012
Pernod Ricard has released its full-year numbers for 2011/12, boasting that the results represent the "best growth since 2007/08".
Product Launch - AUS/NZ: Pernod Ricard's Jameson Perfectly Crisp Cloudy Apple and Jameson Natural Ground Raw Cola
16 August 2012
Pernod Ricard's Jameson Perfectly Crisp Cloudy Apple and Jameson Natural Ground Raw Cola
13 August 2012
Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-edition bottle for its Irish whiskey brand Jameson in the travel retail market.
19 June 2012
These days, mergers and acquisitions appear to be the main ways to own a big spirits brand. Patience Gould, for one, misses the days of building a brand from scratch. Is nurture no more?
7 June 2012
New dessert flavours have boosted vodka's continung popularity in the US spirits market, while whiskey's resurgence continues unabated, according to an analyst's study of the country's fastest-growing spirits brands.
24 May 2012
Pernod Ricard's Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
27 April 2012
Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.
25 April 2012
Earlier this week, Harris Interactive released its annual study of brand health for beverages in the US.
24 April 2012
Pernod Ricard will release its third-quarter results on Thursday (26 April). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of March.
16 April 2012
Both Diageo and Pernod Ricard saw spirits sales in the US off-trade dip in volume terms in the first quarter, thanks in part to prise rises, according to recent figures.
15 March 2012
Pernod Ricard has launched a special edition bottle for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand in time for St Patrick's Day this weekend, in European travel retail.
14 March 2012
This month's management briefing looks at one of the toughtest areas in our - or any other - industry: The rebrand. In this four part-briefing, Richard Woodard looks in depth at all aspects of the mine-riddled process. Here, in part one, he looks at when the time is right to rebrand, and how to go about it.