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just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-dr...

Comment - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

It's been three months since Suntory completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a...


James Wilmore | 27 Nov 2013

Five years ago this month, reports started to emerge that Pernod Ricard was looking to offload its coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria.


Chris Losh | 4 Jun 2013

How can the wine industry shake-off its navel-gazing, elitist image? Embrace the unusual and the revolutionary, argues Chris Losh


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2012

Pernod Ricard will release its first-quarter results on Thursday (25 October). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of September.


Richard Woodard | 26 Jan 2012

When Pernod Ricard said last week that it is updating the packaging for - and raising the price of - Plymouth Gin, there was a run on tonic water at Richard Woodard's local shop. It's taken a while, but the brand is back, and Woodard would like to celebrate.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 2 Dec 2015

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.


Olly Wehring | 30 Mar 2015

This week, we speak to the founder of wine and spirits management consultancy Artisan Source, and just-drinks subscriber, Martin Jones.

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Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

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Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a no-age statement expression from its Scapa brand as it ups its focus on the small, fully-manual Orkney distillery.


Olly Wehring | 25 Jun 2015

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James Wilmore | 15 Jan 2015

Constellation Brands has appointed a former Beam Inc executive as its chief growth officer, a newly-created role.


Olly Wehring | 12 Jan 2015

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Olly Wehring | 17 Dec 2014

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James Wilmore | 4 Jul 2013

Maxxium is taking on the UK distribution of Edrington's luxury vodka brand Snow Leopard, the company announced today (4 July).


James Wilmore | 16 Apr 2013

William Grant & Sons has promoted one of its senior executives to the role of managing director and president of its US division.


Olly Wehring | 6 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard is set to start work on a visitor centre at its Beefeater distillery in London.


Andy Morton | 6 Dec 2012

Diageo is to expand the role of one of its management team to cover the post of an HR colleague who will depart for the auto industry.


Olly Wehring | 20 Aug 2012

Patrick Ricard, the chairman and former CEO of Pernod Ricard, has died aged 67.

Company research

The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Pernod Ricard

The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Pernod Ricard

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Spirit & Liquor Producers (Global) - Industry Report

Spirit & Liquor Producers (Global) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s Spirit & Liquor Producers (Global) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the Spirit & Liquor Producers (Global) sector in 2013. The report is split into two sections and us...

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