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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...


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:


Can drinks companies do direct sales?

Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2015

Grupo Modelo has become the latest company to cut out the middle man when it comes to delivering alcohol to consumers' homes.


Untapped premiumisation offers spirits potential

Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.

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 - Havana Club MD

James Wilmore | 8 Apr 2015

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.

Latest News

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.


William Grant continues with Glenfiddich refresh

Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has continued with its global refresh of the packaging for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky range.


“New normal” sees Pernod target premium in China

Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2015

The international spirits category in China has embarked on a “new normal”, according to Pernod Ricard, with lower-priced offerings set to drive future growth.


Pernod Ricard keen to stem Absolut US declines

Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has admitted that it needs to improve its marketing of Absolut in the US to connect with Millenial consumers as craft vodka continues to take share.


Corby's FY suffers from US focus

Andy Morton | 28 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard's Canadian affiliate Corby Spirit & Wine has blamed an inventory build-up ahead of a push into the US for a drop in sales and profits.


One-offs hit FY bottom-line for Australian Vintage

Olly Wehring | 28 Aug 2015

Australian Vintage has posted a lift in full-year sales although profits were dented by a brace of one-offs.


Pernod Ricard "in line" after full-year results

Olly Wehring | 27 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard has reported operating profits within its guidance for fiscal-2015, although the Absolut brand was hit by an impairment charge in the period.


India overtakes France for Pernod Ricard

Lucy Britner | 27 Aug 2015

India has overtaken France to become Pernod Ricard's third largest market.


Pernod Ricard releases social medial guide

Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard's UK arm has released a social media guide for its off-trade customers.


NPD - Pernod Ricard's Stoneleigh Wild Valley wines

Lucy Britner | 24 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard has released two wines fermented with wild yeast under its New Zealand wine brand, Stoneleigh.


Corby Spirit and Wine teams up with Shazam

Lucy Britner | 20 Aug 2015

Canadian distributor Corby Spirit and Wine has partnered with mobile app Shazam to enable consumers to "interact with brands".


Alcohol body seeks talks on S Africa law changes

Andy Morton | 19 Aug 2015

South Africa's alcohol trade body has offered to work with the government over proposed changes to alcohol laws that include lowering the minimum drinking age.


NPD - The Bitter Truth's Cucumber Bitters

Lucy Britner | 17 Aug 2015

Cocktail bitters company The Bitter Truth has added a cucumber bitters to its range.


On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the week in - Spirits and Wine

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 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.


Diageo, Pernod rebound despite fresh yuan drop

Andy Morton | 13 Aug 2015

Leading spirits producers' share prices rallied today despite another devaluation in China's currency, that hit stocks yesterday.


China devaluation may hamper margins - analyst

Andy Morton | 12 Aug 2015

China's devaluation of its currency could squeeze profit margins for Scotch producers and other country-of-origin drinks makers, an analyst has warned.


ABD's Officer's Choice speeds past Smirnoff

Andy Morton | 10 Aug 2015

Allied Blenders & Distillers Officer's Choice has remained the world's fastest-growing spirits brand in terms of volumes added, beating four other whiskies to the title, according to recent figures.


Jacob's Creek wine maker retires

Lucy Britner | 6 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard's chief wine maker for Australia is to retire in June 2016.


just a While Ago - On 28 July in...

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Pernod launches pomegranate whisky drink

Lucy Britner | 28 Jul 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a pomegranate-flavoured whisky drink under the Imperial label, in Korea.

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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