Latest Insights

China Cognac rebounds, but will it last? 22 Jan 2016

Has it happened? Has China's Cognac market finally bottomed out?


Remy's YTD performance by brand - Focus 21 Jan 2016

In a trading update today, Remy Cointreau posted an 8% lift in reported sales for the nine months to the end of December. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the year-to-date.


A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis 27 Nov 2015

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan. 


Remy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview 24 Nov 2015

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.


Pernod doesn't need China for Q1 growth - analysis 23 Oct 2015

It has been more than a year since Cognac makers such as Pernod Ricard stopped estimating how long it will be before their China markets turn around. The downturn has lasted far longer than these companies expected, and yesterday Pernod's CFO Gilles Bogaert risked little when he predicted that this fiscal year in the country is likely to be similar to the previous one.

Latest News

Q1 sales slide, but Marie Brizard upbeat on 2016 11 May 2016

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has seen its sales fall in the first three months of this year, although the group maintains its target of "significant" profit growth in 2016.


Marie Brizard exits continuation plan in France 18 Apr 2016

The French unit of Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has exited its 'continuation plan' in the country, following the clearance of an unspecified amount of debt.


Grands Chais de France launches Belles Eaux wines 15 Apr 2016

Alsace-based wine company Les Grands Chais de France (GCF) is to launch a range of wines following the purchase of Château Belles Eaux in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.


French launch attacks on "cheap" Spanish wine 7 Apr 2016

Spanish road tankers carrying bulk shipments of wine from the country have been attacked by French growers from the Languedoc region, protesting against what they claim are "cheap imports" from counterparts in both Spain and Italy.


Innis & Gunn creates French JV with Diego Zamora 5 Apr 2016

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has partnered with Spain's Grupo Diego Zamora to create a joint venture, which will handle their combined portfolios in France.


Marie Brizard settles Chamarre wine dispute 21 Mar 2016

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' Moncigale wine subsidiary has reached agreement in its legal disagreement with the liquidators of French wine group Chamarré.


Marie Brizard makes early debt repayment 18 Mar 2016

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits is set to take another step along its road to recovery, as it completes an early debt repayment in its domestic market.


French wine growers challenge Chilean TdF tie-up 4 Mar 2016

The organisers of the Tour de France have met with wine growers in the country who are unhappy at the race's sponsorship deal with Concha y Toro's Chilean wine brand, Cono Sur.


Moet Hennessy sees China rebound in strong FY 3 Feb 2016

LVMH's wines & spirits unit, Moet Hennessy, has posted a healthy leap in full-year profits as sales in China rebounded in the second half of last year.


Pernod consolidates France HR department 26 Jan 2016

In a further step to merge its back office operations, Pernod Ricard will consolidate its Ricard and Pernod human resources divisions in France from 1 April.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Tax Free World Association - Day one: Cruise ships and Rudy Giuliani 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Exhibition. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.