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"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.

Who won in results season, how to read the warning signs and will UK beer ever stop consolidating? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Feb 2019

The just-drinks analyst returns! This month, Ian Shackleton runs his investor eye over the latest set of drinks companies' results. He also considers what to look out for before the flames take hold of a company and how the UK brewing category remains a consolidatory hotbed.

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.

How to spot a trend, how to create a trend - Interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, Part I

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.

On this day in drinks history - featuring Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, Nichols

18 Aug 2015

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Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's Scapa Skiren

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.

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just a Moment With ... Martin Jones from Artisan Source

30 Mar 2015

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

just a Moment With ... Chris Mason from William Grant & Sons

2 Mar 2015

In this week's quick-fire interview, we talk to Chris Mason, the MD of William Grant & Sons' operations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada.

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16 Feb 2015

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The just-drinks Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO, Pierre Pringuet - Part II

12 Feb 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.

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Constellation Brands eyes NPD with new chief growth officer role

15 Jan 2015

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

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just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit Pub Co

4 Nov 2014

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-drinks takes a look at what the Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator is getting for its money:

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26 Sep 2014

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Comment - Spirits - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

5 Aug 2014

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 long, hard look at just what the Japanese group got for its US$16bn.

just the Answer - Laurent Pillet, MD of Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa

6 Jun 2014

After 18 years in Latin America, Laurent Pillet moved to sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 to head up Pernod Ricard's operations in the region. At the French company's Capital Markets Day this week, just-drinks sat down with Pillet to discuss the past, present and future for Pernod in the region.

just Five Years Ago: Pernod Ricard readies sale of Tia Maria

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.

UK: Maxxium to give Snow Leopard vodka distribution boost

4 Jul 2013

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

Comment - Wine Needs Mavericks to Help it be Top Gun

4 Jun 2013

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

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