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Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region, brand

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported results for the first half of its fiscal-2017. Group sales rose by 4% in the six months to the end of...

The BRIC Markets - Where are they now? - Comment

Since almost the turn of the Century, it's been all about the BRICs. Brazil, Russia, India and China have spent the last 16 years as the foc...


Lucy Britner | 20 Apr 2016

Following the release of its full-year results yesterday, Remy Cointreau's CFO has thrown down the gauntlet to other Cognac producers operating in the US. 


Ian Buxton | 1 Mar 2016

Considering the disparity of performances from Cognac brand owners in China, I've been looking at what's really happening within the country, and have been talking to some brands about their varying strategies and view of future prospects. First, let's look at the numbers.


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.


Ian Buxton | 28 Jul 2015

Ian Buxton has just returned from Cognac. Much as he expected to see a gloomy fug over the region, he was surprised by the upbeat air among its spirits producers.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2017

Last month, the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard, was in London to discuss the group's half-year results. just-drinks sat down with Ricard following the press conference to look at both the numbers for the first six months of fiscal-2017 and Ricard's tenure so far, since assuming the leadership in early-2015. In the first part of our exclusive two-part interview, Alex considers Pernod's positions in India and China and shares his thoughts on pricing and the role it plays in a company's approach to premiumisation.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jan 2017

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.

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Lucy Britner | 21 Apr 2017

The head of marketing for dark spirits at Pernod Ricard's UK unit has called for more innovation around entry-level Cognac. 


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2017

Strong growth in the US has helped drive solid nine-month sales for Pernod Ricard despite continued weakness for Absolut vodka.


Olly Wehring | 22 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard is set to roll out a new VS expression of its Martell Cognac brand in the US.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2017

The CEO of Pernod Ricard has countered suggestions that the group has been over-reliant on its Cognac portfolio in China.


Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker brand has consolidated its dominance of Global Travel Retail's spirits shelves, although Pernod Ricard's Absolut has been overtaken by Chivas Regal and Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's, according to figures from The IWSR.


Olly Wehring | 12 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has announced further details of the new structure of its operations in the US, a market that the group considers key to its medium-term goals.


Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 2016

Pernod Ricard has released a limited edition bottle for its Martell VS Cognac in the UK off-trade.


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard has said its Absolut brand is on course to stablise in the US despite continued double-digit sales falls for flavours.


Lucy Britner | 23 Sep 2015

Beam Suntory has said it aims to make Courvoisier the second biggest-selling Cognac brand in the world with the help of its new marketing campaign.


Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2015

The international spirits category in China has embarked on a “new normal”, according to Pernod Ricard, with lower-priced offerings set to drive future growth.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2015

Pernod Ricard has announced the departure of the managing director of its Asia Travel Retail division, Con Constandis.


Olly Wehring | 8 May 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.


Andy Morton | 17 Apr 2015

Remy Cointreau's Cognac brand Remy Martin has increased its WeChat followers by five-fold in two days after an advertising campaign on the Chinese social media platform.


Richard Woodard | 15 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard has secured the services of film actor Diane Kruger as Martell Cognac’s ambassador for the brand’s 300th anniversary celebrations this year.


Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard has announced a spate of executive changes that will see the chief of its Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet division move to head up operations in Asia.


Andy Morton | 20 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard's Cognac brand Martell is marking its 300th anniversary this year. Last week, Andy Morton visited Martell's biggest distillery, Gallienne, in Cognac to speak with Martell brand ambassador Hugo Gallimard and check out the mood ahead of a year of celebrations.


Olly Wehring | 20 Feb 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.


Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2015

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


Andy Morton | 26 Sep 2014

Pernod Ricard has opened the order book on a limited edition Martell Cognac that comes with a EUR10,000 price tag.


Olly Wehring | 6 Jun 2014

Pernod Ricard will focus on promoting its Martell Cognac brand more broadly around the world, as slowing growth for the category in China continues.


Andy Morton | 10 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard has launched a special edition in its Martell Cordon Bleu range.


Olly Wehring | 10 Dec 2013

Pernod Ricard has readied a global television advert for its Martell Cognac brand.

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