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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.

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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.

Rémy Cointreau eyes recovery after Q4 bounceback 15 Apr 2015

Rémy Cointreau saw full-year sales decline by more than 6% in its most recent fiscal year, but the Rémy Martin Cognac brand bounced back, thanks to a late recovery in China.

Pernod Ricard signs up Diane Kruger for Martell 15 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard has secured the services of film actor Diane Kruger as Martell Cognac’s ambassador for the brand’s 300th anniversary celebrations this year.

Moet Hennessy sees Q1 sales flatline 14 Apr 2015

Moët Hennessy has seen its sales continue to struggle in the first quarter as issues in China remain.

Belvedere unveils executive team 14 Apr 2015

Belvédère, the French wine and spirits group, has appointed an executive team as it continues a strategic plan to turn around falling sales.

Camus agrees French tie-up with LEDA 9 Apr 2015

Camus Wines and Spirits has agreed a deal for Laubade et Domaines Associés (LEDA) to distribute some of its “premium” Cognac brands in France.

Rhone Valley FY exports hurt by UK, US decline 8 Apr 2015

Wine exports from France's Rhône Valley fell in both volume and value in 2014 as the region's sales in the UK and US suffered, latest figures have revealed.

Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne's So Sauternes 8 Apr 2015

The Château Bastor-Lamontagne, which produces the prestigious Sauternes appelation, has launched a special blend of the sweet Bordeaux white wine aimed at the apéritf and cocktail segment.

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.