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Laurent-Perrier saw its sales improve very slightly in Q3FRANCE: Flat Q3 fails to lift Laurent-Perrier YTD sales

13 February 2014

Laurent-Perrier has posted flat sales in its fiscal third quarter, with year-to-date sales figures staying in the red.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - SodaStream Ban Highlights Sorry State of Affairs

4 February 2014

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd reports on the recent controversy surrounding the SodaStream Super Bowl advert in the US and asks, who really gained from its rejection by the media?

Review of the Year 2013 - Part IV: Wine

23 December 2013

The final just-drinks management briefing of the year takes a look back at the last 12 months in the global drinks industry. The penultimate chapter in this five-part briefing reviews 2013 for wine.

UK: Trinity Hill unveils Liberty Wines distribution deal

3 December 2013

New Zealand winemaker Trinity Hill is to change UK distributor from Enotria to Liberty Wines.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Coca-Cola Co Goes For Dasani Fizz

5 November 2013

Following recent reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium water brand in the US, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at what arch rival Coca-Cola Co is up to in the country’s bottled water market.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

24 October 2013

Earlier today (24 October), Pernod Ricard released its sales and volumes figures for the 2013-14 first quarter. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of September by region and brand.

SWITZ: Nestlé Waters nine-month sales stay stable as Europe recovers

17 October 2013

Nestlé's Waters unit has reported a slight rise in nine-month sales as its Latin America and Asia regions performed strongly, Europe improved and North America held steady.

GLOBAL: Nestlé Waters boss to step down

23 September 2013

The head of Nestlé's bottled water unit, John Harris, is to retire after 39 years with the company.

US: Pernod Ricard readies Champagne, spirit holiday packs

19 September 2013

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

Focus - Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand

29 August 2013

Earlier today (29 August), Pernod Ricard released its results for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the 12 months to the end of June.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - PepsiCo to enter Premi'Om' Water Market?

6 August 2013

This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd follows up on the reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium brand into the burgeoning US bottled water market next year, in an attempt to accelerate its diversification away from its struggling carbonates business.

US: Nestle Waters ups Perrier Warhol tie-up with artwork competition

5 August 2013

The US arm of Nestlé Waters has lined up a Perrier consumer competition that expands on its tie-up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to coincide with what would have been the artist's 85th birthday.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

26 July 2013

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

FRANCE: Tough comp's see Laurent-Perrier Q1 sales struggle

22 July 2013

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has reported a double-digit drop in first-quarter sales and volumes but said demand outside Europe remains strong.

FRANCE: Laurent-Perrier lines up directorial switch after resignation

9 July 2013

Laurent-Perrier has proposed a change to its board after one director resigned his position.

Exclusive - GLOBAL: Champagne discounts "killing the drink", warns Pernod Ricard exec

21 June 2013

A Pernod Ricard Champagne regional head has branded heavy European discounting in the category “totally unacceptable”.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

7 June 2013

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

FRANCE: Laurent-Perrier FY profits drop, but non-Europe sales positive

3 June 2013

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has seen a slight rise in full-year sales due to demand outside Europe, but profits have dropped.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

Round-Up - NPD: Bottled Water’s Success Inspires a New Generation of CSDs

26 March 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile at Datamonitor introduces us to the concept of "bottled water-plus". Could this be the saviour for the carbonated soft drink industry?

FRANCE: Tough Q3 brings Laurent-Perrier back to earth in YTD

15 February 2013

Laurent-Perrier Group has seen slowing sales in its fiscal third quarter bring its year-to-date performance back in line with the same period a year ago.

FRANCE: China, France blackspots fail to hamper Pernod Ricard in H1

14 February 2013

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

just the Preview - Pernod Ricard Q2 & H1

11 February 2013

Pernod Ricard will report its second-quarter and half-year numbers on Thursday (14 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the Paris-headquartered group has fared in the three months to the end of December:

GLOBAL: Nestle Waters turns to Andy Warhol for Perrier's 150th anniversary

5 February 2013

Nestlé Waters has lined up an Andy Warhol design for Perrier, to commemorate the water brand's 150th anniversary.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part III: Bottled Water

21 December 2012

The third in our five-part review of 2012 sees Ben Cooper consider how the last 12 months have treated the bottled water category.

FRANCE: Champagne makers must adapt to survive downturn - study

18 December 2012

Champagne houses must find growth in Europe and continue expansion into new markets to survive the industry's downturn, a Champagne expert has said.

AMERICAS: Pernod Ricard positive over premium spirits growth in Brazil

14 December 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.

FRANCE: Laurent-Perrier rues bad harvest as H1 profits slide

5 December 2012

Laurent-Perrier has posted a sharp fall in H1 net profits as a poor harvest and a rise in brand investment cut into margins.

Sustainability in Wine - Part II: Corporate Leadership

26 November 2012

Part two of this four-part management briefing on environmental sustainability in the wine sector looks at how the larger players play their part.

FRANCE: No "major" M&A for Pernod Ricard - analyst

26 October 2012

Pernod Ricard remains unlikely to be involved in any "major" M&A activity while its concentrates on delevergaing, according to an analyst.

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