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The just-drinks Analyst - 2017 forecasts

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?...

Sipsmith and spirits players’ fight to cover craft

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Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rainbow might not yield the only pot of gold.  


Ian Shackleton | 2 Dec 2016

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.


Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.


Ian Buxton | 29 Nov 2016

One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' change of ownership, Ian Buxton asks if the country's distillers are in danger of over-stating Irish whiskey's prospects.

Latest Interviews

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.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2016

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 16 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has introduced a new Absolut vodka flavour to the US market.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jan 2017

China's thirst for top-end Cognac is returning, according to Pernod Ricard's luxury & customer relationship management director. 


Lucy Britner | 10 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard's Travel Retail EMEA unit has launched an online reservation and collection service for its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand. 


Andy Morton | 5 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the launch date for its internet-connected home spirits dispenser, three years after the company unveiled a prototype.


Andy Morton | 19 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard has hailed an Australian court's decision to dismiss a claim of copyright infringement against its Jacob's Creek wine brand.


Lucy Britner | 13 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard has said a Facebook advert for its Absolut vodka brand in South Korea has attracted largely positive reactions, despite reports from several news outlets of a backlash from consumers.


Lucy Britner | 12 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard has launched its first non-chill filtered Cognac. 


Lucy Britner | 9 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard is set to re-enter the Bourbon market, through the purchase of a majority share in West Virginia-based Smooth Ambler Spirits Co.


Lucy Britner | 8 Dec 2016

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said a 'soft' blended Scotch whisky market has lead to a decrease in sales of the company's used barrels.


Lucy Britner | 7 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard's UK unit has rolled out an online cocktail coach as it looks to capitalise on seasonal drinking. 


Andy Morton | 6 Dec 2016

Ratings firm Moody's has handed Diageo victory in a credit run-off against spirits rival Pernod Ricard.


Lucy Britner | 28 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has appointed nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt to the position of "chief entertainment officer" for its GH Mumm Champagne house.


Lucy Britner | 22 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has released the second edition of its Signature Oak range - Ballantine’s 21-Year-Old American Oak. The first - Ballantine’s 21 Year Old European Oak - was released in October last year. 


Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has launched a new Martell Cordon Bleu expression, Martell Cordon Bleu Intense Heat, which is aged in barrels with higher levels of charring on the inside.


Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has poached a head winemaker for its white & sparkling Jacob's Creek wines from Treasury Wine Estates.


Olly Wehring | 2 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has announced plans to consolidate its whisky packaging and bottling footprint in Scotland, with one of its facilities in the west of the country set to close within three years.


Olly Wehring | 20 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has posted a slight lift in first-quarter sales, with healthy performances in the Americas and Europe partly offset by ForEx impacts.


Lucy Britner | 17 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has welcomed a move by the US government to relax rules around bringing Cuban rum back to the US. 


Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2016

A wider-availability of ultra-premium baijiu in China brought on by the country's anti-corruption crackdown could help boost sales abroad, a new report has said.


Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

A brand's strength is likely to protect beverage companies from a Unilever-style stand-off with UK off-premise retailers, an analyst has told just-drinks.


Olly Wehring | 13 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has given its Malibu coconut-flavoured rum brand another technological tool in the UK, this time producing a cup for the on-premise that uses the 'Internet of Things'.


Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

Mainstream vodka brands including Diageo's Smirnoff and Pernod Ricard's Absolut have strong growth potential in emerging markets, a new report has said.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2016

At a media breakfast in London, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard gave an interesting response to a question he's no doubt asked a lot.


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

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