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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.

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”.

Latest News

Monin to invest EUR30m in doubling capacity 24 Nov 2014

French syrup maker Monin has confirmed plans to invest EUR30m (US$37.2m) in doubling its production capacity, in response to strong international sales growth.

CCE to spend EUR30m on France canning line 17 Nov 2014

Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) is investing EUR30m in a new canning line at one of its production plants in France.

Belvedere sales slip in year-to-date 17 Nov 2014

Belvédère has seen its year-to-date sales slide as a tough third-quarter hampered the group's progress.

just a Look Around - Tiffon Cognac House - video 11 Nov 2014

Last week, just-drinks was treated to a tour of Cognac house Tiffon, in the French town of Jarnac. While there, we caught up with the firm's CEO Jan Braastad.

Lanson BCC targets final push after YTD sales slip 11 Nov 2014

Lanson BCC Group has described its final quarter of the year as “decisive” after a weak third-quarter pushed down year-to-date sales.

Cognac producer Tiffon eyes Asia boost 7 Nov 2014

Cognac producer Tiffon is looking to boost its presence in Asia, beyond its core Nordic markets, by recruiting an export manager.

Laurent-Perrier CFO Etienne Auriau steps down 5 Nov 2014

Laurent-Perrier has announced the departure of its CFO, Etienne Auriau.

Bumper Provence harvest to relieve supply pressure 31 Oct 2014

The 2014 harvest in France's Provence wine-growing region will see a rise of around 11% on last year, relieving supply pressures in serving strong domestic and export markets, according to a trade body.

LIVE BLOG: TFWA 2014 Cannes - Mon 27 Oct 2014

The 30th Tax Free World Association exhibition is underway in Cannes. just-drinks reporter Andy Morton is there to keep you informed in this live blog as he meets top management from the Travel Retail sector and attends industry events. Get in touch at or through just-drinks' social media.

Vranken-Pommery Monopole sees YTD sales inch up 27 Oct 2014

Vranken-Pommery Monopole has seen its nine-month sales edge up, helped by on-going growth for its Champagne portfolio.

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.