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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.

Why Diageo & LVMH's mooted move for Pernod Ricard won't wash - just-drinks thinks

18 Feb 2019

A couple of years ago, during a debate in London, former Diageo CEO Paul Walsh said that an acquisition was worth any price, provided you believed in what you were buying.

Where will Pernod Ricard look for growth in 2019-2021? - Focus

15 Feb 2019

Earlier this week, following the release of results for the first half of the current fiscal year, Pernod Ricard came to London to look both backwards and forwards. At the presentation, CEO Alex Ricard discussed the group's priorities for the three years starting in July 2019.

Pernod Ricard focuses on three-year plan as Elliott Management takes fresh swipe - industry data

8 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has brushed off another attack on its financial governance from activist investor Elliott Management Corp.

Pernod Ricard uses ink from racist placards to fuel new Absolut campaign - video

4 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard's new global Valentine's Day campaign for the Absolut vodka brand includes limited-edition bottles made with ink extracted from racist and anti-LGBT+ hate signs.

What will be Pernod Ricard's priorities for the years ahead? - Analysis

18 Jan 2019

As part of just-drinks' deep-dive into the trends that have driven Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years, news & insights editor Andy Morton considers the areas that will be important for the group in the coming years.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

8 Jan 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2018. 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.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2018

21 Dec 2018

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

Why spirits brands lists warn that the Chinese are coming - Comment

6 Nov 2018

This month, our white spirits commentator has been looking at lists. Lots and lots of lists. His findings, from a spirits perspective, suggest we should keep one eye on China's baijiu producers - and not merely for competitive purposes.

Is Pernod Ricard poised for a bumper run-up to Christmas? - Q1 results data

18 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard is expecting a healthy first half of its fiscal-2019, with a double-digit lift in sales from its international brands in Q1 setting the scene.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in its fiscal-2018? - results data

29 Aug 2018

A slight slowing in growth during the fourth quarter has failed to stop Pernod Ricard posting a 6% rise in organic sales from its latest fiscal full-year.

Where should vodka look for growth in the years to come? - Research in Focus

20 Aug 2018

The global vodka market continues to send mixed messages, with volume increases among higher-priced products offset by heavy declines in the traditional nations of Russia and Eastern Europe.

"The consolidation of the spirits industry is not over" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard's CEO of EMEA & LatAm, Gilles Bogaert

17 Jul 2018

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard's former MD of finance, Gilles Bogaert, moved to head up the group's Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America division. just-drinks sat down with Bogaert at the company's Capital Markets Day in China to talk about the job transition, the future of M&A and how data has changed the business.

Middle-class Millennials, working with Tencent and using Big Data – Pernod Ricard's operations in China - Focus

12 Jun 2018

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its ambition to double the size of the imported spirits sector in the country by 2025.

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Asia overview - Focus

11 Jun 2018

Last week, analysts, journalists and investors from around the world travelled to Shenzhen in China for Pernod Ricard's Capital Market Day. The group's management was keen to show why Asia is a "key engine" for growth and why China, in particular, remains an exciting prospect.

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Juice Edition - Product Launch

8 Jun 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched a new Absolut extension that is flavoured with fruit juice.

Pernod Ricard partners with London Cocktail Week organiser for Absolut Midsommar

23 May 2018

Pernod Ricard's Absolut unit has lined up a series of on-premise events, in partnership with DrinkUp London, as it looks to bring the brand's Swedish heritage to UK consumers.

Spirits brands ditch Twitter as platform falls out of favour - survey

24 Apr 2018

Leading spirits producers appear to be abandoning Twitter as accounts for well-known brands including Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Gin and Diageo's Haig Club lie untouched for up to a year.

Pernod Ricard's Q3 2018 results - Preview

18 Apr 2018

Tomorrow, Pernod Ricard releases a trading update, covering sales for the third quarter of its fiscal-2018. Here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of March for the group.

When spirits companies cut their marketing budgets, why not increase yours? - Comment

27 Feb 2018

Spirits commentator Richard Woodard will have been relieved to see the back of The Winter Olympics last weekend. He now has the time to ponder companies' marketing spends... and to run his rule over Pernod Ricard's latest - somewhat risqué - activation for Absolut.

Vodka stays "tough" in US, but Absolut investment remains in-line - Pernod Ricard

14 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard has played down the recent slow performance of its Absolut vodka brand in the US, flagging other investment priorities in the country as well as the group’s geographical reach.

Pernod Ricard half-year fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data

8 Feb 2018

In early-February, Pernod Ricard reported a 5.1% lift in sales for the six months to the end of December. The top-line had to deal with a strong US dollar, however, with reported sales coming in flat for the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region - as well as the numbers behind its main brands - in the first half of the group's fiscal-2018.

Absolut gets dressing down in latest ad - video

6 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched an online advert globally for Absolut, highlighting the vodka brand’s provenance and environmental credentials.

What can the spirits and wine industries learn from Pernod Ricard? - Comment

15 Jan 2018

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Pernod Ricard's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the takeaways for the wider spirits and wine industries.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data

15 Jan 2018

At the end of August, Pernod Ricard released results from its most recent fiscal year, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the period were up by almost 4% on the corresponding period a year earlier, breaking the EUR9bn barrier for the first time. Here, industry commentator Richard Woodard considers Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years and looks at what lessons the wider wine and spirits industries can learn from the group's recent history.

Pernod Ricard lines up Absolut Uncover bottles 

13 Dec 2017

Pernod Ricard's Global Travel Retail unit has launched limited edition packs for its Absolut vodka brand as it looks to capitalise on the festive season. 

UK's Advertising Standards Authority bans Pernod Ricard's Absolut Facebook ad

22 Nov 2017

Pernod Ricard has been told to avoid using actors who look under 25, after complaints were made against an Absolut advert in the UK.

Pernod Ricard Q1 fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data

19 Oct 2017

In mid-October, Pernod Ricard reported a near-6% rise in sales for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. The 5.7% lift in organic terms was hampered by ForEx, however, with sales on a reported basis coming in 2% up on the corresponding period a year earlier.  Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of September.

Pernod Ricard lines up 'hyper local' Absolut Truth campaign in New York

18 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard has launched a new campaign for its Absolut vodka brand in New York City. 

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