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just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

Comment - Spirits - Adding a Touch of Flavour to Scotch Whisky

25 Mar 2013

Earlier this month, Bacardi announced the launch of Dewar's Highlander Honey in the US. The move has ruffled feathers in Scotland, where the heritage and provenance of Scotch whisky is almost an obsession. Here's Ian Buxton with his take on the storm in a nosing glass.

Drinks Industry Logistics in the BRIC Markets - SWOT Analysis - Part III: India

12 Mar 2013

The penultimate part of this month's managment briefing, which looks at the logisitics landscape for drinks companies keen to get into the BRIC markets, considers the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in India.

Research in Focus - Diageo's Johnnie Walker Just Keeps On Walking

12 Oct 2012

In a way it must be a bit galling for the undoubtedly talented number crunchers at the International Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR) that their carefully devised methodology for calculating the world's top performing spirit brand produces probably the same outcome as the intuitive guess of most industry professionals.

GLOBAL: Johnnie Walker heads IWSR/just-drinks rankings for second year

8 Oct 2012

Diageo Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker has retained its position as the number one brand on the latest IWSR/just-drinks Performance Brands rankings, published this month.

Comment - Spirits - What makes a brand 'global'?

16 Aug 2012

How do you define a truly international brand? And does it matter. Can it be decided purely on volumes? Patience Gould digs out her atlas as she ponders the issue

UK: ASA rejects complaint over Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal Scotch whisky ad

6 Jul 2012

Pernod Ricard has escaped a sanction from the Advertising Standards Authority after the body rejected a complaint over an advert for Chivas Regal blended Scotch whisky.

just the Facts - Scotch Whisky

28 May 2012

This week, Pernod Ricard is hosting members of the media and the analyst community in Scotland for two days as it presents a capital markets day on Wednesday (30 May). Ahead of the trip, just-drinks looks at the Scotch whisky market globally.

Comment - Spirits - Flavoured whisk(e)y: A Spirited Move

10 May 2012

Our whisk(e)y specialist, Ian Buxton, has had his head turned this month by a glut of flavoured whiskies. Or, 'spirit drinks', if you're a European.

just the Facts - The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend

25 Apr 2012

Earlier this week, Harris Interactive released its annual study of brand health for beverages in the US.

Comment - Diageo, Pernod Ricard Ten Years After Seagram

22 Dec 2011

Ten years on and the legacy of Pernod Ricard and Diageo's carve-up of Seagram is still being felt.

Research in Focus - 'The World’s Top Performing Spirits Brands' from The IWSR/just-drinks

19 Oct 2011

A new report incorporating the IWSR's spirits rankings and a just-drinks readership survey confirms Johnnie Walker’s status as the undisputed global brand leader in the spirits sector but also has some positive findings for brands such as Jack Daniel’s, Absolut and Captain Morgan.

GLOBAL: Diageo, Pernod Ricard dominate list of world's top performing brands

17 Oct 2011

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have dominated an inaugural list of the world's top performing spirits brands.

The PIGS Markets - Part I: Iberia (Spain & Portugal)

12 Apr 2011

Following on from his introduction to the woes of the PIGS markets, the first part of this month's management briefing sees Richard Woodard focus more sharply on Spain and Portugal.

The PIGS Markets - Part III: Greece

12 Apr 2011

In the final part of this month's management briefing, Richard Woodard rounds off his tour of the PIGS markets in Greece.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard launches Chivas Regal TV ad

11 Feb 2011

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers subsidiary has released globally a television advert for its Chivas Regal Scotch whisky brand.

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.

UK: Pernod Ricard’s Chivas sponsors BAFTA event

16 Dec 2009

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Scotch whisky has tightened its ties with the film world.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

30 Oct 2009

Here you can find the top ten stories published on just-drinks this week.

Product Launch - Chivas Regal Magnum, Christian Lacroix edition

30 Oct 2009

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with designer Christian Lacroix to launch a limited edition Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Magnum.

Analysis - Premium Scotch whisky on the rocks?

26 Oct 2009

Recent figures from drinks heavyweights Pernod Ricard and Diageo suggest that premium Scotch whisky sales are suffering in the economic dowturn.

Insight: Pernod Ricard lifts industry spirits

22 Oct 2009

Pernod Ricard's lower-than-expected sales slip and a plan to raise advertising spend have injected a dash of optimism into the drinks industry.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard reports Q1 sales dip

22 Oct 2009

Pernod Ricard has expressed confidence in the year ahead, despite reporting a 4% drop in like-for-like sales for its fiscal first quarter.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard "cautiously optimistic", analysts expect Q1 drop

21 Oct 2009

Pernod Ricard's head of distribution has said that signs of economic improvement in some markets give the industry a reason to be optimistic going forward.

GLOBAL: Chivas Brothers teams with Christian Lacroix for Chivas Regal bottling

16 Oct 2009

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has launched this year's limited edition bottling of its flagship Chivas Regal Scotch whisky brand.

UK: Chivas Brothers appoints gin brand director

8 Oct 2009

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and gin business of Pernod Ricard, has promoted Simon Burley to the position of brand director for Beefeater and Plymouth Gin in the UK.

US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine appoints marketing chief

22 Sep 2009

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has appointed Kevin George as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer.

In the Spotlight – Pernod Ricard

4 Sep 2009

French spirits group Pernod Ricard will need more than a few headache pills to deal with the tough period ahead. The world’s second largest spirits group, behind Diageo, predicted a tough fiscal 2010 this week, as the drinks market stagnates, the economy weakens, and it becomes the victim of a high debt load.

UK: Chivas Brothers updates Regal 12YO packaging

18 Aug 2009

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has updated the packaging of its Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Scotch whisky.

US: Pernod Ricard unveils added value packs

11 Aug 2009

Pernod Ricard USA has today (11 August) launched its off-premise value added pack (VAP) line up for the company’s core wine and spirit brands for the next season.




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