France: Latest beverage news & analysis
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.
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.
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:
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.
The interim CEO of Remy Cointreau has admitted the company depends too much on sales in Asia and will instead seek a “geographical balance”.
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.
Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) is investing EUR30m in a new canning line at one of its production plants in France.
Belvédère has seen its year-to-date sales slide as a tough third-quarter hampered the group's progress.
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 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 is looking to boost its presence in Asia, beyond its core Nordic markets, by recruiting an export manager.
Laurent-Perrier has announced the departure of its CFO, Etienne Auriau.
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.
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 email@example.com or through just-drinks' social media.
Vranken-Pommery Monopole has seen its nine-month sales edge up, helped by on-going growth for its Champagne portfolio.
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.
The alcohol industry can sometimes skirt around the reason why people choose to drink.
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.
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