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Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Pernod Ricard's Absolut Orient Apple

5 May 2011

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Orient Apple

LUXEMBOURG/US: SPI Group co-owner steps down

20 Apr 2011

One of SPI Group's two shareholders has quit the Luxembourg-based owner of the Stolichnaya vodka brand.

US: Diageo readies US consumer golf tournament for Ketel One

15 Apr 2011

Diageo is set to run a golf tournament in the US for the Ketel One vodka brand.

Product Launch - SWEDEN: Pernod Ricard's Absolut Svea

13 Apr 2011

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Svea

The Wehring Interview - Pernod Ricard

10 Mar 2011

February's Wehring interview comes ten days late, due to the early arrival of Wehring Junior shortly after our editor returned from France, where he was granted 30 minutes with the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet. In their time together, Pringuet discusses the first six months of Pernod's fiscal 2011, as well as Absolut, China and war-chests.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard refinances debt with bond issue

10 Mar 2011

Pernod Ricard has refinanced a portion of its debt by completing a EUR1bn (US$1.38bn) bond issue.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard comfortable with wine business

8 Mar 2011

Pernod Ricard has said that it is comfortable with the disparity in profits between its wine and spirits divisions, amid wine asset sales at some of the firm's major competitors.

RUSSIA: Russian Standard volumes rise in 2010

2 Mar 2011

Russian Standard will spend up to US$10m to upgrade its newly-acquired Buinsky Spirit Distillery as it looks to build on a rise in volume sales in 2010.

Comment - So, what is Pernod Ricard's position on M&A?

23 Feb 2011

Is it a case of cultural differences, or is Pernod Ricard playing a bit coy on its attitude to mergers and acquisitions?

just On Call - China to become Pernod Ricard's number two market

17 Feb 2011

Pernod Ricard's CEO has said that China's thirst for Cognac and Scotch whisky will soon see it overtake the drinks giant's native France to become its second largest market in 2011.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard Q2 & H1

16 Feb 2011

Pernod Ricard will report results for its fiscal second quarter and first half tomorrow (17 February). Here, just-drinks brings you highlights of the company's news in the three months to the end of December.

just On Call - Pernod Ricard plots more drinks launches

28 Jan 2011

Pernod Ricard's CEO, Pierre Pringuet, has said that the company has a "full pipeline" of new drinks being prepared for launch in 2011.

Comment - Spirits - Bye-Bye Caution, Hello Buy?

20 Jan 2011

A down-in-the-dumps Richard Woodard is a Richard Woodard best-avoided. But, the spirits giants of this world can bring him out of his stupor. And, all it would take is a little bit of spending.

In the Spotlight - Pernod Ricard is an early toast in 2011

14 Jan 2011

Pernod Ricard's increased advertising spend is set to pay dividends in 2011, but will debt shackle the French group to the sidelines when it comes to M&A?

Review of the Year 2010 – Spirits

21 Dec 2010

Our penultimate part of the 2010 review of the year affords our spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, to look back at the last 12 months for his specialised subject.

Comment - Spirits - Vodka: Ain't Supposed to be Good, Supposed to be Bought

17 Dec 2010

The spirits industry, like all sectors in the drinks world, has its fair share of snobbery between categories. The current black sheep is vodka. But, Richard Woodard argues, the clear spirit that tastes of nothing has done more to draw consumers into spirits than it is given credit for.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard declares dividend

10 Nov 2010

Pernod Ricard's shareholders have approved a cash dividend of EUR1.34 (US$1.84) per share for the drinks firm's most recent fiscal year.

Update - Pernod Ricard's bold spirit bodes well - analysts

21 Oct 2010

Analysts believe that Pernod Ricard's unusually bold guidance on full-year profits growth is a significant vote of confidence in the global spirits sector's powers of recovery.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Pernod Ricard's Absolut Watkins

21 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Watkins

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard Q1

20 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard will report results for its fiscal first quarter tomorrow (20 October). Here, just-drinks brings you highlights of the company's news in the three months to the end of September.

Comment - Pernod Ricard calls time on Lindauer

18 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard has been shunting Lindauer towards the exit door for some time, so a move to Lion Nathan and Indevin should not be surprising.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2010

14 Oct 2010

We're back in Cannes next week for the TFWA World Exhibition. Ahead of the six-day travel retail trade fair, Joe Bates sets the scene on the channel, and looks at what we can expect to see in the hall.

TRAVEL RETAIL: International spirits strengthen hold in travel retail - research

12 Oct 2010

International spirits brands upped their dominance of the travel retail channel last, according to recent research.

US: Pernod Ricard appoints spirits SVP

6 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard has promoted Marty Crane to the position of senior vice president of spirits in the US.

just On Call - Pernod Ricard "open" to more disposals

7 Sep 2010

Pernod Ricard has said it will consider disposing of more drinks assets, but has ruled out acquisitions as it seeks to focus on cutting net debt.

US: Pernod Ricard announces holiday pack offerings

7 Sep 2010

Pernod Ricard has released its line-up of value-added pack offerings for the holiday season in the US.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard director Comollie resigns

6 Sep 2010

Pernod Ricard has announced that Jean-Dominique Comolli has resigned from its board of directors.

In the Spotlight - Pernod Ricard is an acquired taste

3 Sep 2010

Ongoing thirst for key drinks brands has ensured that Pernod Ricard is entering its new fiscal year with some strong sales momentum, but investors are edgy on the firm's bottom line. just-drinks examines the market reaction to the group's full-year numbers.

Comment - Pernod Ricard full of brown spirits

2 Sep 2010

Pernod Ricard may have disappointed the market, but, in Jameson and Martell, the drinks giant has found two brands that have expanded its reach and made a mockery of weak consumer confidence.

just the Facts - Pernod Ricard FY at-a-glance

2 Sep 2010

Pernod Ricard reports its full-year results today (2 September). Here, just-drinks brings you the key numbers at-a-glance.

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