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Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported results for the first half of its fiscal-2017. Group sales rose by 4% in the six months to the end of December, while net and operating profits were up similarly. Here, just-drinks considers Pernod's results on a by-region and -brand basis.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 16 Mar 2017

Last month, just-drinks spoke at length with Alex Ricard, the CEO of Pernod Ricard. In the first part of our exclusive interview, Ricard considered the group's recent performances in India and China. He also discussed the use of price both to grow sales and to drive premiumisation. Here, in part two, he looks at some of the group's more important brands, the strategy behind acquiring craft spirits companies, and the changes he has introduced to Pernod since becoming CEO two years ago.


Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2017

Last month, the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard, was in London to discuss the group's half-year results. just-drinks sat down with Ricard following the press conference to look at both the numbers for the first six months of fiscal-2017 and Ricard's tenure so far, since assuming the leadership in early-2015. In the first part of our exclusive two-part interview, Alex considers Pernod's positions in India and China and shares his thoughts on pricing and the role it plays in a company's approach to premiumisation.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 22 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard is set to roll out a new VS expression of its Martell Cognac brand in the US.


Andy Morton | 17 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard has deemed the current Travel Retail model unsustainable, calling for an end to the practice of retailers overbidding for airport concessions.


Olly Wehring | 16 Mar 2017

The head of Pernod Ricard has confirmed that he has introduced zero-based budgeting into the organisation, but flagged that the measure works on a "reallocation of resources" basis.


Andy Morton | 15 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard is to list calorie and alcohol content for all of its strategic brands online, stopping short of rival Diageo's plan to include the data on pack labels.


Lucy Britner | 15 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard's UK unit has lined up two RTD flavours for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand. 


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2017

The CEO of Pernod Ricard has countered suggestions that the group has been over-reliant on its Cognac portfolio in China.


Olly Wehring | 7 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard has unveiled the second iteration of Havana Club’s Tributo collection.


Lucy Britner | 7 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard has extended the recently-released lime variant of its Absolut vodka brand to the UK, as it looks to capitalise on what it claims is the growing popularity of citrus drinks in the country.


Lucy Britner | 23 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division has released a range of "experimental super premium whiskeys" from its Midleton distillery in Ireland. 


Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau are the best-placed spirits companies to appeal to Millennial consumers, according to a recent report.


Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard's local vodka project in Berlin is set to receive a distribution boost, in order to help the brand reach the wider German market.


Lucy Britner | 10 Feb 2017

The CEO of Pernod Ricard has said the company must stand its ground on Absolut's pricing in the US, in the wake of increasing pressure from the vodka category.


Lucy Britner | 9 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard has posted a 4% lift in half-year sales, as the group continues to see growth in the US, led by its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.


Lucy Britner | 8 Feb 2017

Michter's Distillery in Kentucky has lined up the release of the 2017 edition of its ten-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye. 


Lucy Britner | 8 Feb 2017

Bourbon, rye and Tennessee whiskey helped drive spirits exports from the US in 2016, according to new industry figures.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has confirmed a EUR10.5m (US$11.2m) investment in its main distillery in Ireland, as it looks to grow capacity at the facility.


Andy Morton | 19 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has updated the bottle for its Beefeater 24 gin expression in an attempt to differentiate it from other Beefeater iterations.


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.

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.

Company research

Pernod Ricard Austria GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Austria)

Pernod Ricard Austria GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Austria)

Pernod Ricard Austria is expected to continue to focus on offering premium quality spirits over the forecast period in order to meet the consumer demand for premium products, and thus move up to the l...

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Pernod Ricard Deutschland GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Germany)

Pernod Ricard Deutschland GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Germany)

Pernod Ricard’s strategy in Germany will continue to focus on premiumisation and innovation in order to generate added-value....

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Pernod Ricard Mexico in Alcoholic Drinks (Mexico)

Pernod Ricard Mexico in Alcoholic Drinks (Mexico)

Pernod Ricard’s strategy is to remain one of the leading players in sales of wine and spirits in the country....

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