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No Starting of Engines for Treasury

With Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co returning to Melbourne with an improved offer for Treasury Wine Estates, and the Australian wine company n...

When Companies Disagree

Unless it's you that is in the middle of the melee, there's nothing more thrilling than a good old street fight; be it in the playground, in...

Focus - Pernod Ricard's H1 performance

Today, Pernod Ricard released its half-year results, which showed single-digit drops in sales and net profits. Here is a closer look at the...

Analysis - Rival bids for Beam Inc unlikely

Suntory's proposed US$16bn takeover of Beam Inc is the first publicly-acknowledged attempt to buy the pure-play spirits company since it was...

Latest Interviews

Pernod's brand director for gin, JC Iglesias 25 Nov 2013

Andy Morton

JC Iglesias took over as brand director of Pernod Ricard's gin brand, Beefeater, in August this year after a switch from marketing the company's brown spirits portfolio in the US. In his first interview since taking on his new role, he tells just-drinks why he wants to take gin to a completely new market, what a wider Beefeater portfolio could do and that there really is a gin boom going on out there.


Interview - Pernod Ricard's deputy CEO & COO 30 May 2013

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring visited Beijing to cover Pernod Ricard's latest Capital Market Day. While there, Olly spoke to Alexandre Ricard, the company's deputy CEO & COO, in his first interview since it was announced he would become CEO of Pernod in 2015.

Latest News

Pernod Ricard's Tormore 14 Year Old, 16 Year Old 6 Mar 2014

Olly Wehring

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has launched Tormore 14 Year Old and Tormore 16 Year Old in France.


Pernod Ricard recruits Absolut GTR director 2 Jan 2014

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has appointed a replacement for the recently-departed director for Global Travel Retail at its The Absolut Co unit.


Former Seagram chief Edgar Bronfman Sr dies 23 Dec 2013

James Wilmore

The former head of drinks giant Seagram, Edgar Bronfman Sr, has died aged 84.


Tilaknagar confirms interest in IFP Agro brands 17 Dec 2013

Andy Morton

Tilaknagar Industries has confirmed it is looking at “certain brands” of IFB Agro, but added that no “conclusive” deal has been made.


Tequila Avion's Avion Tequila Stout 17 Dec 2013

Andy Morton

Tequila Avion has teamed up with the Heartland Brewery to produce another Tequila-infused beer.

Latest blogs

Pernod's US top man talks Christmas and cocktails 10 Dec 2013

James Wilmore

The US is an increasingly key battleground for global wine and spirits producers over the Christmas period. In an interview with Fox Business last week, Pernod Ricard's US chief, Brian Fry, revealed that the unit sells a third of its annual Champagne volumes between October and December.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 18 Nov 2013

James Wilmore

A round-up of the stories hitting the headlines on just-drinks last week

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