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Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 2015

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.


just The Preview - Pernod Ricard's Q3 & YTD 21 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard will report its third-quarter 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 March:


Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO - Part I 11 Feb 2015

This week sees Pernod Ricard switch its CEO, with Alexandre Ricard replacing Pierre Pringuet in the hot seat. With Pringuet retiring, just-drinks met up with him one last time to look back at his near 30-year career with the French wine and spirits group.


Remy, dead cats and the power of China's new year 23 Jan 2015

Has Remy Cointreau bitten off more than it can chew?


Focus - Remy Cointreau's YTD Performance by Brand 22 Jan 2015

Rémy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales but trends looked to improve as there was stabilisation in Asia-Pacific. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the nine months to the end of December.

Latest News

US drives Cognac export turnaround - figures 28 Aug 2015

Cognac exports have rebounded in the past year as North American growth outpaced ongoing declines in Asia, according to new figures.


Burgundy and Champagne achieve UNESCO status 6 Jul 2015

French wine regions Burgundy and Champagne have been added to UNESCO's line-up of World Heritage sites.


Asian interest keeps VinExpo attendance stable 30 Jun 2015

An increase in Chinese visitors made up for a decline in the number of Europeans at VinExpo this year as attendance at the wine show in Bordeaux remained steady.


Val d’Orbieu-Uccoar becomes Vinadeis 16 Jun 2015

French wine co-operative Val d’Orbieu-Uccoar has changed its name to Vinadeis as it eyes growth abroad and looks to build its brands.


VinExpo Preview - Part IV 12 Jun 2015

VinExpo throws open its doors this weekend as the wine - and spirits - world returns to Bordeaux for the French edition of the exhibition. In the lead up, we're running a series of daily previews highlighting a selection of companies and regional trade bodies at the week-long show.


VinExpo Preview - Part II 10 Jun 2015

VinExpo throws open its doors on Sunday as the wine - and spirits - world returns to Bordeaux for the French edition of the exhibition. In the lead up, we're running a series of daily previews highlighting a selection of companies and regional trade bodies at the week-long show.


VinExpo Preview - Part I 9 Jun 2015

VinExpo throws open its doors on Sunday as the wine - and spirits - world returns to Bordeaux for the French edition of the exhibition. In the lead up, we're running a series of daily previews highlighting a selection of companies and regional trade bodies at the week-long show.


Laurent-Perrier CFO to leave as FY profits climb 2 Jun 2015

Laurent-Perrier's newly-installed CFO is to step down after less than six months in the job, the company has revealed after posting a boost in full-year sales and profits.


NPD: Yvon Mau Fruity Touch, Frozen Rosé 6 May 2015

Freixenet-owned Yvon Mau will next month launch two wine-based flavoured drinks - Fruity Touch and Frozen Rosé, marking its entry in what the company describes as "a strong growth segment".


Pernod Ricard sees YTD recover as sales increase 23 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard has posted a healthy lift in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, with the later Chinese New Year providing a fillip to the third quarter.

Latest blogs

Electric cars keep Hennessy up with current trends 8 Apr 2015

It seems even 250-year-old Cognac houses want to be like Google these days.


Is pisco preparing to make some noise? 19 Feb 2015

Business is booming at copper pot still makers Chalvignac - you can tell from the loud noise coming from its factory floor in the French town of Jarnac-Champagne.


Blend it like Ballantine's? Pernod offers travellers interactive 'experience' 2 Jan 2015

With Travel Retail becoming increasingly important to drinks firms it's no surprise that the means to attract consumers are becoming more sophisticated.