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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.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard's Q4 & FY 26 Aug 2014

Pernod Ricard will report its quarter four and full-year numbers on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of June:

Analysis - Remy's new CEO "a very good hiring" 11 Jun 2014

During last week's full-year results conference call, Remy Cointreau chairman & interim CEO François Hériard Dubreuil said he expected a new face to be sitting alongside him for the next call.

Remy Cointreau takes focus out of Asia 5 Jun 2014

The interim CEO of Remy Cointreau has admitted the company depends too much on sales in Asia and will instead seek a “geographical balance”.

Focus - Remy Cointreau's FY Performance by Brand 5 Jun 2014

Today (5 June), Remy Cointreau posted a significant drop in full-year sales and profits after a weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the 12 months to the end of March.

Latest News

Dalyac replaces Boulaire as Laurent-Perrier chair 25 Sep 2014

Laurent-Perrier has confirmed that Michel Boulaire is to step down as chairman, with Stéphane Dalyac moving in to replace him.

Energy drinks tax ruled discriminatory 22 Sep 2014

A tax on energy drinks in France has fallen foul of the country's Constitutional Council for a second time, but could be introduced in another form.

Shortage of Burgundy contributes to exports dip 18 Sep 2014

Burgundy growers suffered a 12% slump in export volumes in the first seven months of this year, latest figures show.

French wine, spirits exports slip 7% in H1 9 Sep 2014

Export sales of French wine and spirits fell by 7.3% in the first half of this year, according to latest figures.

Groupe Danone CEO to step down 3 Sep 2014

Groupe Danone has announced that its CEO is to step down from the role, with his deputy to take over.

Pernod Ricard set for CMO switch 29 Aug 2014

Pernod Ricard is to replace its CMO next year with the current head of its South Africa unit.

Pernod bemoans tough FY as sales, profits drop 28 Aug 2014

Pernod Ricard has reported a double-digit fall in full-year net profits as volumes of its headline brands dipped slightly.

Burgundy producer plans London float 27 Aug 2014

Burgundy wine producer Domaine Chanzy has confirmed it is planning to float between 20% and 30% of its capital on the London Stock Exchange by the end of year.

BCAP buys stake in Mähler-Besse 4 Aug 2014

Borie Casteja Animation Participations (BCAP) has joined the big league of Bordeaux traders in acquiring a majority stake in its counterpart, Mähler-Besse.

Remy Cointreau names liqueurs & spirits CEO 31 Jul 2014

Remy Cointreau has appointed a new head of its liqueurs & spirits division as it targets growth outside its core Remy Martin Cognac brand.

Latest blogs

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.

France's southern winegrowers vie for award - and respect 5 Jun 2014

Among the bustle of - in my opinion - a rejuvenated London Wine Fair yesterday was a competition to honour the best wines of France's Languedoc-Roussillon region.