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Pernod Ricard 's first-half results - Preview

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its half-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three month...

Alcohol intake and women's mortality risk

Recent research followed more than 6,000 women in a population-based cohort in an area of southern Sweden. The results of the follow-up were...

Will value-sharing in Travel Retail become reality

There is future growth aplenty on offer in the Travel Retail channel, but a new report suggests a reappraisal of the traditional relationshi...

Ten things to know about spirits in the US

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drin...

Latest Interviews

Interview William Grant's chief commercial officer 4 Dec 2015

Olly Wehring

In the second part of this week's just-drinks interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, discusses the growing role played by craft spirits, the group's core markets and future targets, and the thinking that allowed The Glenlivet to overtake Glenfiddich as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Interview William Grant's chief commercial officer 2 Dec 2015

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with Simon Hunt, the chief commercial officer at William Grant & Sons, in a restaurant just around the corner from the company's global headquarters in west London. Before looking at the group's footprint, strategy, brands, what-have-you, editor Olly Wehring has one question he is desperate to ask.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine 12 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Brown-Forman plans Jack Daniel's expansion 12 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Brown-Forman has announced plans to build two new barrel houses and modify bottling facilities at its Jack Daniel's distillery, in an investment worth US$140m. 

Jagermeister announces Electronic Dance Music push 12 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Jägermeister has partnered with Live Nation in the US to sponsor a series of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals in the country, in a bid to build brand loyalty among target consumers.

French wines, spirits reverse exports fall in 2015 12 Feb 16

Stuart Todd

French wines, spirits reverse exports fall in 2015 - figures

Pernod Ricard targets US through unit, exec switch 11 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has upped its focus on the US spirits market, through a "simplification" of its regional structure in the Americas, and has readied a raft of executive switches that sees several changes of divisional leader.

Half-year sales lift for Pernod Ricard 11 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has reported a high single-digit rise in sales in its first half, with the earlier Chinese New Year benefiting its second quarter.

Latest blogs

Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.

Reynier takes on Irish whiskey with credit in the bank 9 Dec 15

Andy Morton

Does this picture, taken today, show a turning point in the history of Irish whiskey?

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