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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 to Target Cognac's Mok Generation?

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:


just The Preview - Pernod Ricard's Q3 & YTD

Andy Morton | 21 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard will report its third-quarter numbers on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of March:


Cognac Rides the Recessionary Rollercoaster

Ben Cooper | 13 Aug 2014

A new report from just-drinks and The IWSR suggests the Cognac sector has been on something of a rollercoaster ride during the recent economically turbulent years.

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

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.


Pernod positive over premium spirits in Brazil

James Wilmore | 14 Dec 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.


Heineken calls time on John Smith's Grand National

Olly Wehring | 26 Nov 2012

Heineken has confirmed it will end the tie-up between its John Smith's bitter brand and the Grand National horse racing meeting in the UK.


China slowdown won't harm Cognac market - analyst

Andy Morton | 23 Nov 2012

China's Cognac market is slowing down but there is still plenty of room for growth, an analyst has said.

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