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Pernod Ricard names ex-PepsiCo, Walt Disney VP as North America CMO

16 Jun 2020

The North America division of Pernod Ricard has appointed a former PepsiCo and Walt Disney executive as CMO in a senior staffing shake-up at the unit.

Diageo's Haig Club RTD range - Product Launch

10 Jun 2020

Diageo has thrown the Haig Club Scotch whisky brand into the RTD category.

Pernod Ricard lines up Absolut Rainbow limited-edition bottle

2 Jun 2020

Pernod Ricard has partnered with an LGBT rights charity to create a new Absolut vodka bottle in Canada.

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's canned cocktails & hard seltzer - Product Launch

1 Jun 2020

Brown-Forman has launched a range of RTD cocktails under the Jack Daniel's brand, including a hard seltzer.

Pernod Ricard rolls out Absolut campaign to support UK artists

29 May 2020

Pernod Ricard has asked ten UK artists to create a new Absolut vodka bottle, and will document the process for a new social media marketing campaign.

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Vodka Sodas, Absolut Cocktails - Product Launch

21 May 2020

Pernod Ricard has launched two new Absolut sparkling RTDs - a range of vodka sodas and a range of canned cocktails.

Crystal Head Vodka hitches wagon to LGBT+ with limited-edition Pride bottle

14 May 2020

Globefill is lining up the annual release of a limited edition pack offering for its Crystal Head Vodka brand.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

25 Mar 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. This month, we look at companies' efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data

13 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard has sounded a note of caution in its latest half-year results, with the coronavirus expected to hit sales in the group's fiscal-2020.

What's coming up in white spirits in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

28 Jan 2020

Rounding off our category previews for the year ahead is Richard Woodard, who runs his customarily expert eye over what we can expect to see in the white spirits space.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

Sterling's bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod Ricard as Jameson is taken to the mat - Analysis

22 Nov 2019

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value of the pound. Overnight, production costs, relative to other currencies, dropped sharply for beverages made in the country.

"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co

28 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data - just-drinks comments

17 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a slight lift in its latest three-month sales, with Asia struggling against a tough comparison.

Pernod Ricard rounds off gin team with new Beefeater brand chief

16 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has recruited internally for the next global brand director of its Beefeater gin brand.

Carlsberg partners with The Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard on 'paper' bottle

11 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard on a project to create the world's first 'paper' bottle for beverages.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

9 Oct 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Why vodka's US woes could soon be drowned out by success elsewhere - Comment

1 Oct 2019

For the established vodka brands, the US has long been the outstanding market, initially driving the category's metoric growth but now accounting for much of its volumes. As the country remains key for vodka brand owners, category commentator Richard Woodard believes the rest of the world is fast catching up.

"We're looking for brands that can bring new growth opportunities to the group" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part I

17 Sep 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard reported its results for fiscal-2019, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the year rose by 6%, although the group's key US market came in flat. Earlier this month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with CFO Hélène de Tissot in London, following the company's presentation on its most recent performance. In part one of this exclusive two-part interview, we look at de Tissot's experiences in Asia and in the M&A arena, and discuss some of the macro-economic challenges facing the likes of Pernod.

Pernod Ricard signs bottle deal with Ardagh for Absolut

19 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard's The Absolut Co has agreed its largest supplier arrangement, signing a ten-year extension with packaging group Ardagh for its namesake vodka brand.

Pernod Ricard to sponsor three-continent music festival with Boiler Room

3 Jun 2019

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with music festival organiser Boiler Room to run events later this year in Europe, North America and Africa.

Pernod Ricard breaks gif landmark with Absolut vodka animations

10 May 2019

Gifs for Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka have hit 1.5bn views as the brand increasingly uses the digital animations to reach new consumers.

Have international spirits companies finally got China right?- Comment

30 Apr 2019

Having witnessed international spirits brand-owners emerge from the Chinese roller-coaster in varying states of dizziness, category commentator Richard Woodard believes the likes of Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Remy Cointreau and Moet Hennessy are now sitting a little prettier in the front seats.

Conor McGregor threatens Pernod Ricard's ambitions in Elliott Management Corp fight - Analysis

23 Apr 2019

While always of significance, Pernod Ricard's quarterly results announcements have taken on even greater importance since activist investor Elliott Management Corp started running the rule over the company's financial performance five months ago. Having staunchly refuted Elliott's criticisms that it is lagging rivals such as Diageo, Pernod's results releases have become a chance for the French group to underscore its financial rigour.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in Q3 & YTD fiscal-2019? - results data

18 Apr 2019

Pernod Ricard has seen the third quarter of its current fiscal year deliver a slower rate of growth than the first half, although, the group professed to being satisfied with its "diversified" sales drivers.

Pernod Ricard gives Absolut Elyx pack makeover - category data

27 Mar 2019

Pernod Ricard is poised to launch a revamped bottle for the Elyx expression of its Absolut vodka brand.

Why white spirits should follow brown and play the 'brand home' card - Comment

26 Mar 2019

While many brown spirits brand owners have made hay from creating 'homes' for their brands, the white spirits category may be missing a trick. Richard Woodard explains.

The end for ZBB, the end of the wine & spirits combo and the end of provenance - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Mar 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers whether the Brazilian approach to business has had its day, whether Pernod Ricard will finally follow its spirits peers out of the wine category,  and whether global trade wars will dent the concept of provenance.

From cannabis to carbs - Ten innovation trends for 2019 - focus

21 Feb 2019

Earlier this month, GlobalData presented on what it believes will be the 'Ten Innovation Trends to Watch in 2019'. Here, just-drinks outlines the trends to watch for the drinks industry.

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