The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

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Here are the most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

8. Analysis - No shopping spree for Pernod Ricard

It looks like the days of transformational acquisitions are behind Pernod Ricard. These days, the company is keener to maintain its investment grade rating than embark on a shopping spree.

7. just On Call - Pernod Ricard believes China potential still “huge”

Pernod Ricard has quantified its claim that China is showing signs of improvement, but conceded that growth will be driven by the more “affordable” SKUs in its spirits portfolio.

6. International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 146: Alcohol and the Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The large majority of prospective epidemiologic studies on the effects of alcohol consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke have shown a significant reduction in risk for moderate drinkers.

5. M&A Watch - Who's in the Running for Altia Corp?

Earlier this year, the Finnish Government announced plans to privatise Altia Corp, as part of its programme to raise funds for budget spending.

4. Comment - Short-term Pain at United Spirits, but Diageo Must Look to Future

Finally, after a near four-month delay United Spirits reported its full-year results today.

3. Comment - Spirits - Can Absolut's US Headache be Soothed by Elyx?

Late last month, in Pernod Ricard's full-year results, the spirits company flagged a tough time for Absolut vodka. Richard Woodard surveys the wreckage and considers the brand's future.

2. Focus - Pernod Ricard's Allegro cost-saving programme

As promised, Pernod Ricard provided further details behind its 'Allegro' cost-saving programme last week. The concept was first given an airing in February this year, and all we were given at the time were two numbers: EUR150m, three years.

1. Comment - Spirits - Diageo's Distill Ventures: One Year On

Last month, Diageo confirmed that it was upping the intake of its entrepreneur initiative project, Distill Ventures. Ian Buxton speaks to Frank Lampen, the unit's chief tasting officer, to learn how Distill Ventures is working out for the drinks giant.

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