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Remy, dead cats and the power of China's new year 23 Jan 2015

Has Remy Cointreau bitten off more than it can chew?

Focus - Remy Cointreau's YTD Performance by Brand 22 Jan 2015

Rémy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales but trends looked to improve as there was stabilisation in Asia-Pacific. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the nine months to the end of December.

just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride 23 Dec 2014

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt it owed. Since then, the firm - which has Bruce Willis as a minority shareholder - has endured a roller coaster of fortunes in its bid to stay afloat.

Focus - Remy Cointreau's H1 Performance by Brand 16 Oct 2014

Remy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales after another weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the six months to the end of September.

Allegro: The shape of things to come at Pernod? 29 Aug 2014

When a company announces a cost-savings programme, you can guarantee it will get its own headline. When the programme is given a name by the company, the headline gets that little bit louder. But when the company announcing the programme is French, then start polishing those lightbulbs.

Latest News

Remy moves Chapoulaud-Floquet into CEO seat 28 Jan 2015

Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet has officially taken over as Remy Cointreau's CEO and revealed a shake-up for the French group's management team.

Remy eases declines as China hints at recovery 22 Jan 2015

Remy Cointreau's sales continued to drop in its year-to-date but declines slowed and Q3 Cognac shipments to Greater China rose.

Online wine retailer faces liquidation 14 Jan 2015

The Commercial Court of Paris has ordered the liquidation of on-line wine trader Heracles, which owns the website

Ex-Pernod exec to join Laurent-Perrier as CFO 12 Jan 2015

Laurent-Perrier has appointed Pernod Ricard's international treasury director as its new CFO.

Jus de Fruits d'Alsace boosts bottling capacity 6 Jan 2015

Jus de Fruits d'Alsace (JFA), the France-based fruit and vegetable juice producer, is investing EUR15m (US$17.9m) in a new PET bottling line at its production plant at Sarre-Union.

Belvédère to sell assets, streamline portfolio 16 Dec 2014

Belvédère, the France-based wine and spirits group, is to offload its production assets in Poland and strip down its portfolio as part of a new strategic plan to turnaround falling sales.

La Martiniquaise parent buys on-line wine trader 10 Dec 2014

The Compagnie Financière Européenne de Prises de Participation (COFEPP), which owns French spirits group La Martiniquaise, has extended its footprint in the wine retail segment with the acquisition of for an undisclosed sum.

Burgundy producer wins appeal over pesticide order 8 Dec 2014

A French biodynamic wine producer who was fined for refusing to use pesticide to protect his vines has won an appeal to overturn his conviction, according to reports.

Marnier Lapostolle quells sale talk 5 Dec 2014

The Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle, producer of Grand Marnier, has said there are “no plans” to sell the company, following press speculation of a possible deal.

Laurent-Perrier posts H1 profits, sales boost 3 Dec 2014

Laurent-Perrier has continued its strong start to the fiscal year as profits and sales climbed on demand from outside Europe and the performance of its Salon brand.

Latest blogs

Blend it like Ballantine's? Pernod offers travellers interactive 'experience' 2 Jan 2015

With Travel Retail becoming increasingly important to drinks firms it's no surprise that the means to attract consumers are becoming more sophisticated.

Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 2014

Does Pernod Ricard have something to hide? In a press conference after the release of full-year results today, only a quarter of the 100 minutes were given over to questions from journalists.

Champagne instead of anti-depressants? 5 Jun 2014

The alcohol industry can sometimes skirt around the reason why people choose to drink.