Pernod Ricard will again sell its brands through French retailer E. Leclerc after the two groups settled a year-long dispute over prices.

Drinks brands including Jameson, Malibu, Absolut and Clan Campbell have been absent from Leclerc stores since February last year, the only exception being litre bottles of Ricard pastis. Leclerc refused to accept price increases on the brands, even though its competitors accepted the rises, according to Pernod Ricard. 

“An agreement has been reached with Leclerc and this dispute has been settled," a Ricard spokesperson told just-drinks today (11 January). The spokesperson declined to give specific details.