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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

Bordeaux braced for biggest wine harvest since 200 23 Dec 2016

Hit by a succession of small wine harvests in recent years, Bordeaux's 2016 crop is set to be the biggest since 2009, easing pressure on the region’s stocks considerably.


Sazerac buys Domaine Breuil de Segonzac Cognac 23 Dec 2016

The Sazerac Co has book-ended a year that started with the purchase of Southern Comfort and Tuaca with the acquisition of Cognac producer Domaine Breuil de Segonzac.


CMA CGM aims for China with bottled water play 22 Dec 2016

French maritime shipping giant CMA CGM is moving into the bottled water market with the creation of a joint-venture company in partnership with the Société des Eaux Minérales d’Ogeu.


Marie Brizard tightens distribution loose ends 7 Dec 2016

Marie Brizard has provided further details on its plans to consolidate route-to market in several of its key countries.


Bordeaux wine scam sees estate owner jailed 4 Nov 2016

French customs officers have dismantled a wine trafficking ring in the Bordeaux region that focused on passing off lower grade products as wines with as 'appellation d'origine contrôlée' (AOC).


Laurent-Perrier dismisses sale speculation 2 Nov 2016

Laurent-Perrier has distanced itself from reports claiming that the Champagne brand's major stakeholders are considering a sale. 


PepsiCo combines Paris sales forces with Danone 20 Oct 2016

PepsiCo has pooled its beverages sales forces in France with Danone Waters in the out-of-home food channel.


AdVini adds Burgundy's Maison Champy to portfolio 20 Oct 2016

French wine group AdVini has expanded its presence in Burgundy with the purchase of Maison Champy.


Castel Frères to invest US$112m in modernisation 7 Oct 2016

Castel Frères has unveiled a EUR100m (US$111.8m) project to modernise production, bottling and storage facilities at its headquarters in Blanquefort, near Bordeaux.


French wine falls, spirits rise in H1 exports 21 Sep 2016

The exports of spirits and of still wine from France headed in opposite directions in the first six months of this year, according to recently-released figures.

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.