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Have international spirits companies finally got China right?- Comment

30 Apr 2019

Having witnessed international spirits brand-owners emerge from the Chinese roller-coaster in varying states of dizziness, category commentator Richard Woodard believes the likes of Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Remy Cointreau and Moet Hennessy are now sitting a little prettier in the front seats.

Senior marketing executive to step down at Chivas Brothers - just-drinks exclusive

26 Oct 2018

Patrick Venning is set to vacate the role of global marketing director for several Scotch whisky brands at Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit, barely a year after assuming the role.

Pernod Ricard pairs Ballantine's Scotch whisky with Felipe Pantone in True Music Series

8 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has announced a collaboration between its Ballantine's blended Scotch whisky brand and street artist Felipe Pantone.

Pernod Ricard lines up group general counsel switch

3 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard has announced a change of general counsel, with current incumbent Ian FitzSimons set to leave the company.

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.

Water – Why drinks companies must think global but act local - Sustainability Spotlight

6 Apr 2018

When it comes to sustainability, water is always near the top of the list for drinks companies. This month, sustainability commentator Ben Cooper considers recent efforts in this area by several sizeable drinks groups.

Pernod Ricard CFO moves to regional head role as Chivas chief steps down

8 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard has confirmed a raft of changes at its senior executive level, featuring a change of CFO and the pending departure of the head of the Chivas Brothers unit.

Brexit effect fails to move needle on Scotch production - Diageo

30 Nov 2017

Diageo has quelled speculation that it has moved to slow its production of Scotch whisky, in light of the UK's vote to leave the European Union last year.

Pernod Ricard gets green light for Scotch expansion

5 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has received planning permission to expand bottling facilities at its Kilmalid site, near Glasgow. 

Pernod Ricard goes global with The Glenlivet marketing push – video

22 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers division has announced the launch of a global marketing activation for its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Scotch workers call off strike threat as Pernod Ricard settles pay dispute

18 Aug 2017

Pernod Ricard has resolved strike action at one of its Scottish distilleries after agreeing to improved pay conditions.

Pernod Ricard prepares for talks as Chivas strikes suspended

14 Aug 2017

Pernod Ricard has averted further industrial action at one of its distilleries in Scotland after agreeing to more talks.

Pernod Ricard "disappointed" over Chivas strike action

7 Aug 2017

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has expressed disappointment over a decision by employees at one of its distilleries in Scotland to take strike action.

Pernod Ricard's Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition - Product Launch

5 Jun 2017

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has launched a "more delicate-flavoured" expression under its Royal Salute blended Scotch whisky brand.

Why is the spirits industry failing to push innovation beyond the top-end? - Comment

31 May 2017

This month, spirits commentator Ian Buxton considers an opportunity that - so far - has been missed by the category. For all its investment in cocktail competitions, he asks, why is the spirits industry failing to mass-produce the innovation it is so keen to encourage?

Spirits leads the latest invasion of Africa - Comment

3 Apr 2017

Last month, Diageo handed the microphone to the head of its operations in Africa. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton was among those of us who listened in.

Are Millennials too young for brown spirits? - Comment

15 Mar 2017

This month, just-drinks' brown spirits commentator, Ian Buxton, considers the sector's efforts to entice the Millennial consumer into the fray.

Pernod Ricard Q2 & H1 Fiscal-2017 results - Preview

7 Feb 2017

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its first-half and second-quarter results for 2016/17. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's activities in the three months to the end of December. 

Pernod Ricard pulls together Scotch bottling operations, closes Paisley site

2 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has announced plans to consolidate its whisky packaging and bottling footprint in Scotland, with one of its facilities in the west of the country set to close within three years.

Pernod Ricard's Longmorn 23 Year Old - Product Launch

12 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit, Chivas Brothers, has added a third expression to its Longmorn range, Longmorn 23 Year Old.

What have we learned from Scotch whisky's performance in 2016? - Comment

4 Oct 2016

This month, spirits commentator Ian Buxton ponders the conclusions bandied about following the publication of Scotch whisky export numbers for the first six months of 2016.

The UK Referendum - just-drinks Live Blog

24 Jun 2016

Yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum fell 52% in favour of the so-called 'Brexit'. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day on drinks industry reaction.

Are craft spirits friend or foe to big drinks companies? - Analysis

13 May 2016

Last night, the Davids and Goliaths of the spirits category gathered at the Worshipful Company of Distillers' City Debate in London to discuss whether the craft segment is a friend of global brands.

Pernod Ricard says no to 'Brexit'

13 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has joined rival Diageo in backing the campaign to keep Britain in the EU.

Diageo, SABMiller call for UK to stay in European Union

23 Feb 2016

The heads of UK-headquartered Diageo and SABMiller have signed a letter calling for the UK to remain in the European Union, ahead of June's referendum on the matter.

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - The Trophies - just the Winners

1 Dec 2015

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2015 awards. Here are the competition's trophy winners for this year.

Chivas Regal 12 gets packaging update

7 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division is set to release a “simplified” pack for the Chivas Regal 12-year-old Scotch whisky expression.

Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet leapfrogs William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich to top single malt pile

3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed to just-drinks that its Glenfiddich brand has been overtaken by Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.

just a While Ago - On 29 June in...

29 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

A "bumpy road" ahead for Scotch, says Chivas Brothers head

22 Jun 2015

Scotch whisky has a “bumpy road” ahead of it but the long-term outlook remains healthy, the head of Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers has said.

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