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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.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard FY profits creep up

2 Sep 2010

Pernod Ricard has reported net profits up by 1% for its fiscal full-year after seeing better drinks sales in the second six months.

CANADA: Corby Distilleries FY profits fall on charge

31 Aug 2010

Pernod Ricard's subsidiary in Canada, Corby Distilleries, has reported a drop in full-year earnings amid ongoing weak consumer demand for the firm's products.

Comment - Spirits - Hine-Sight's Fine Sight

27 Jul 2010

It must be madness, but Richard Woodard is in buying mood. Considering the state of the world's finances, his timing could be well off. But only Hine-sight will show whether he is a genius, or a fool...

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard confirms business reshuffle

26 Jul 2010

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the creation of a premium wines business division, while the drinks giant's managing director for distribution is to step down.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard ups FY profits forecast

22 Jul 2010

Pernod Ricard's operating profits rose by more than expected in the group's most recent fiscal year, as emerging markets drove a recovery in like-for-like sales in the second six months.

GLOBAL: Travel retail spirits, wine sales shrink in '09

16 Jul 2010

Global travel retail wine and spirits sales were hit hard by the economic downturn in 2009, dropping 9.3% to reach 22.7m nine-litre cases, according to figures released by International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR).

GLOBAL: Multinational spirits suffer as domestics thrive in 2009 - Research

8 Jul 2010

Multinational spirits brands bore the brunt of a tough 2009, as local brands benefited from the economic downturn, according to recent research.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard celebrates DFS Galleria birthday with Absolut gift pack

28 Jun 2010

Pernod Ricard has lined up a travel retail exclusive promotion for its Absolut vodka brand with retailer DFS Galleria.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard to pay dividend

25 Jun 2010

Pernod Ricard has said it plans to pay an interim cash dividend of EUR0.61 (US$0.75) per share for its current fiscal year, to the end of June.

Product Launch - UK: Pernod Ricard's Absolut Pears – miniature pack

13 May 2010

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka original, Absolut Pears – miniature pack

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Pernod Ricard's Absolut Berri Acai

7 May 2010

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Berri Acai

In the Spotlight – Pernod Ricard Q3

30 Apr 2010

Shares in French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard increased 2.43% to EUR64.52 (US$85.40) yesterday (29 April) as the firm raised its profit guidance on the back of a rebound in third-quarter sales.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard sales rebound in Q3

29 Apr 2010

Pernod Ricard has raised its profits guidance after strong demand for Cognac in Asia and a pick-up in the Americas helped the firm's sales to rebound in its fiscal third quarter.

just the Preview – Pernod Ricard Q3

27 Apr 2010

Pernod Ricard is set to release details of sales in its third quarter on Thursday (29 April). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the firm in the three months to the end of March.

US: Pernod Ricard, Russian Standard settle Stolichnaya row

9 Apr 2010

Pernod Ricard and Russian Standard have settled their legal differences over Pernod's former vodka brand, Stolichnaya.

Focus - Brown-Forman holds back on China

12 Mar 2010

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have spent much of the last year talking up China's thirst for premium spirits, but some of their smaller rivals are happy to leave the 'big two' to fight it out in the country - for now.

The just-drinks Interview - Pernod Ricard's MD of Finance

11 Mar 2010

Late last month, Gilles Bogaert, the recently-appointed managing director of finance - CFO, if you will - for Pernod Ricard came to the UK to look over the company's most recent set of figures. While in the country, Olly Wehring took the opportunity to grill Bogaert about the last six months for Pernod, how the downturn has affected the company, and what Pernod would do if - when? - the bargains come knocking.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard plans bond issue

10 Mar 2010

Pernod Ricard has said it plans to raise extra finance by launching a Euro-denominated bond.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard H1 profits dip, holds guidance

18 Feb 2010

Pernod Ricard has reported falls in profits and sales for its fiscal half-year, but the French drinks group maintained full-year guidance.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard sells Nordic drinks assets

15 Feb 2010

Pernod Ricard has moved a step closer to its EUR1bn (US$1.36bn) asset disposals target by agreeing to sell several assets in Sweden and Denmark, including drinks brands, to Altia.

Product Launch – US: Pernod Ricard's Absolut Berri Acai

3 Feb 2010

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Berri Acai

SWEDEN: Pernod Ricard to double Absolut vodka production capacity

22 Jan 2010

Pernod Ricard subsidiary The Absolut Company has received the green light from authorities to double production capacity as it looks to rebuild growth for its namesake vodka brand.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard H1 sales dip

14 Jan 2010

Pernod Ricard has reported a 3% drop in like-for-like sales for its fiscal half-year.

US: William Grant gives Stolichnaya cap upgrade

6 Jan 2010

William Grant & Sons has readied an updated bottle cap for SPI Group's Stolichnaya vodka brand in the US.

Review of the Year 2009 - Spirits

22 Dec 2009

Like the other sectors of our industry, the economy cast a shadow over the spirits category in 2009. The aftershocks of the downturn spread around the world, with Scotland appearing to be the epicentre. Olly Wehring looks at the last 12 months for Diageo, Pernod Ricard et al.

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