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Untapped premiumisation offers spirits potential

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...

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...

Comment - How Cognac Views the China Storm

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.

Comment - How to Target Cognac's Mok Generation?

Andy Morton | 21 May 2015

You might not know international superstar Karen Mok, but I do. I used to wake up to her every morning.

Preview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific

Joe Bates | 7 May 2015

Ahead of next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, Joe Bates surveys the Travel Retail landscape in the region.

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

Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat

Andy Morton | 6 May 2015

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.

Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO - Part II

Olly Wehring | 12 Feb 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.

Latest News

Beam Suntory targets number 2 spot for Courvoisier

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.

“New normal” sees Pernod target premium in China

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.

Pernod Ricard shuffles executive pack

Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2015

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

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

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.

Remy boosts WeChat profile with Cognac push

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.

Pernod Ricard signs up Diane Kruger for Martell

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.

Pernod Ricard sends Martell Mumm PJ head to Asia

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.

Pernod's Martell Gallienne distillery - video

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.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

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.

just a While Ago - On 13 February in...

Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2015

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

Pernod Ricard's Martell Premier Voyage

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.

Pernod Ricard looks beyond China for Martell

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.

Martell Cordon Bleu Tribute to Cellar Masters

Andy Morton | 10 Feb 2014

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

Pernod launches latest Martell global TV ad

Olly Wehring | 10 Dec 2013

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

Pernod, Diageo off-trade US Scotch volumes soar

Andy Morton | 29 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard and Diageo's Scotch whisky brands continue to post surging volumes growth in the US off-trade, according to the latest AC Nielsen figures.

Product Launch - US: Martell Caractare

James Wilmore | 15 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard’s Martell Caractare

Pernod Ricard readies holiday packs

Olly Wehring | 19 Sep 2013

The US arm of Pernod Ricard has released full details of its gift pack offerings for the holiday season in the country.

Blackspots fail to hamper Pernod Ricard in H1

Olly Wehring | 14 Feb 2013

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

Pernod set to snap up Le Maine au Bois

Olly Wehring | 12 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard has lined up the purchase of Cognac producer Le Maine au Bois.

Pernod looks to buy Le Maine au Bois in Cognac

Olly Wehring | 8 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard has announced that it has begun discussions to buy Cognac producer Le Maine au Bois.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 8 Feb 2013

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

Martell looks to 'Rise Above' in new ad

Olly Wehring | 14 Jan 2013

Pernod Ricard has launched a global; marketing campaign for its Martell Cognac brand.

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