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Battle continues for Pernod Ricard in US and China

Earlier this year, at its annual Capital Market Day presentations, Pernod Ricard earmarked the US and China as must-win "battlegrounds"....

Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported operating profits within its guidance for fiscal-2015, although the Absolut brand was hit by an impair...

Are we kidding ourselves over craft spirits?

Richard Woodard | 1 Oct 2015

This month, Richard Woodard drills down into the perceived threat of craft spirits and finds more than just a load of small-scale brand names to worry about.

What have craft spirits ever done for us?

Ian Buxton | 22 Sep 2015

Much has been made of the effect that the rise of the craft spirits segment has had on the broader spirits category. Ian Buxton, however, believes that effect isn't quite as powerful as some have previously feared.

Why consumers don't care about vodka's provenance

Richard Woodard | 25 Aug 2015

This month, Richard Woodard considers the marketing opportunity - or lack thereof - of provenance when it comes to marketing in the vodka segment.

Pernod Ricard's FY fiscal-2015 - Preview

Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2015

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of June:

Latest Interviews

Making consumers the centre of your business

Lucy Britner | 6 Oct 2015

Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard outlined plans to shift the "heart" of its business from its brands to its consumers. Speaking at his first of the company's annual Capital Markets Day briefings, new CEO Alex Ricard told analysts and journalists that consumers "don't think in categories" any more. But, what does this consumer-centralisation mean, and how does a company go about it? One of Pernod's executive team charged with implementing changes is global business development director Conor McQuaid. just-drinks spoke to McQuaid to get a better idea of Pernod's consumer-centric company strategy.

Interview - Walsh Whiskey Distillery founder

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

It's almost two years since Walsh Whiskey Distillery sold a stake to Italy's Illva Saronno, resulting in a healthy cash injection that is funding the construction of a new distillery for the Carlow-based Irish whiskey producer. Earlier this month, just-drinks met Walsh Whiskey's founder, Bernard Walsh, to talk about the category in general and the future for Walsh in particular.

Latest News

Former Pernod Ricard exec joins Wakefield Wines

Olly Wehring | 5 Oct 2015

Wakefield Wines has appointed Adrian Atkinson, formerly of Pernod Ricard, to head up its operations in Europe.

NPD - Chivas 18 Ultimate Cask Collection

Lucy Britner | 1 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard is to introduce a series of whiskies into the Travel Retail channel under the Chivas 18 Ultimate Cask Collection banner.

NPD - The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Cask Finish

Andy Morton | 1 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky unit, Chivas Brothers, has launched its first peated-style Glenlivet since the 1980s.

This week in spirits & wine

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.

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.

Pernod Ricard launches Absolut RTD in Australia

Lucy Britner | 23 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a vodka-based RTD under the Absolut brand in Australia. 

Pernod partners Absolut Elyx with water charity

Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has partnered its Absolut Elyx iteration in the US with non-profit organisation Water for People.

Pernod unveils Irish whiskey micro-distillery

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard unit Irish Distillers, which owns the Jameson brand, has opened a micro-distillery to experiment with new styles of Irish whiskey.

Battle against harmful drinking continues

Lucy Britner | 15 Sep 2015

The CEO of Diageo has said there is "still more work to be done" to address harmful drinking around the world.

Pernod Ricard to raise EUR500m from note placement

Lucy Britner | 15 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard is set to raise EUR500m (US$566.5m) through the issue of a set of fixed-rate notes.

2014 profits rise despite sales dip at Wm Grant

Olly Wehring | 14 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has posted a lift in profits for 2014, despite a double-digit slide in sales in the period.

Pernod readies latest gentlemen's Chivas Regal

Lucy Britner | 14 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has rolled out the latest instalment in its Chivas Regal 'Made for Gentlemen' series.

just the week in Spirits and Wine

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 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.

Ballantine's 12 turns blue in Pernod redesign

James Jordan | 10 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has added a blue label to its Ballantine's 12 Year Old blended Scotch whisky as part of a packaging overhaul.

Royal Salute The Eternal Reserve

James Jordan | 9 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has lined up the launch of an extension of its Royal Salute blended Scotch brand.

NPD - Pernod Ricard's Jameson Caskmates

Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a Jameson Irish whiskey extension that is part-aged in stout-seasoned barrels.

Rademon Estate starts Irish whiskey production

Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2015

Rademon Estate Distillery is to join the growing ranks of Irish whiskey makers after laying down its first casks for a small-batch malt.

Pernod readies design festival Perrier-Jouet pack

Olly Wehring | 8 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has secured a partnership with Austrian design duo Mischer'Traxler to launch a limited expression of its Perrier-Jouët Champagne in the UK in time for this month's London Design Festival.

Diageo's Johnnie Walker plummets out of IWSR list

Andy Morton | 7 Sep 2015

LVMH's Hennessy Cognac has taken top spot in the IWSR's 2014 World Class Brands as previous chart-topper Diageo's Johnnie Walker dropped to 34th.

Chivas Regal 12 gets packaging update

Olly Wehring | 7 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division is set to release a “simplified” pack for the Chivas Regal 12-year-old Scotch whisky expression.

just the week in Spirits and Wine

Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 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.

The Glenlivet leapfrogs Glenfiddich

Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed to just-drinks that its Glenfiddich brand has been overtaken by Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Latest blogs

Hennessy's time capsule is for the ages

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Cognac brand Hennessy is trumpeting a virtual time capsule, making a parallel between it and a barrel of Cognac.

A meaty Malbec? Pernod Ricard uncorks Graffigna 'London Steak Awards'

James Wilmore | 6 Mar 2015

Perhaps because it's a Friday and I'm a bit hungry, but Pernod Ricard's idea to launch a 'London Steak Awards' backed by its Argentinian wine brand Graffigna seems like clever marketing.

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