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just a While Ago - On 20 November in...

20 Nov 2014

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

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2014

23 Oct 2014

There should be a celebratory atmosphere in Cannes when this year’s TFWA World Exhibition kicks off on Sunday (26 October). After all, it’s the trade show’s 30th anniversary this year and organiser TFWA is putting on a number of events to mark the occasion, most notably a mass Charity Run along the Cannes Croisette.

Sustainability in Spirits - Part I: Better Together

22 Sep 2014

The first part of this month's management briefing on sustainability in the spirits sector sees Ben Cooper flag the importance of collaboration - both internal and external - among companies and trade associations.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Analysis - Diageo dips in Q3 as China still chokes

17 Apr 2014

“Disappointing” was how one analyst group described Diageo's trading update today. That sentiment has since been reflected on the London Stock Exchange.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

27 Jan 2014

The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.

Analysis - Pernod Ricard Q2/H1 Results

6 Jan 2014

Is the stage set for Pernod Ricard to return to a healthier level of growth this year? One analyst believes so, although another has forecast that the company still has a way to go.

Analysis - The Departure of Remy Cointreau's CEO

3 Jan 2014

As one would expect, yesterday's news that Remy Cointreau's CEO, Frederic Pflanz, has stepped down after just three months in the role hit the French company's share price this morning.

Review of the Year 2013 - Part IV: Wine

23 Dec 2013

The final just-drinks management briefing of the year takes a look back at the last 12 months in the global drinks industry. The penultimate chapter in this five-part briefing reviews 2013 for wine.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

13 Dec 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

FRANCE: Rémy Cointreau issues FY warning after H1 profits drop

26 Nov 2013

Rémy Cointreau has warned of a double-digit fall in full-year operating profits as a Cognac slowdown in China hit its half-year results.

just The Preview - Rémy Cointreau's Q2 & H1

25 Nov 2013

Remy Cointreau will release its consolidated second-quarter and half-year results tomorrow (26 November). The group reported first-half sales figures last month. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the six months to the end of September.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

22 Nov 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

FRANCE: Remy Cointreau hands staff share windfall in M&A "absence"

20 Nov 2013

Remy Cointreau has handed out shares worth EUR20.3m (US$27.4m) to its staff because of a lack of upcoming acquisitions.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Rémy Cointreau's St-Rémy with French Honey

15 Nov 2013

Rémy Cointreau has launched what it claims is "one of the world's first honey-flavoured French liqueurs" into global Travel Retail.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua's Flor de Caña Centenario 25

12 Nov 2013

Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua has launched a Travel Retail-exclusive expression of its Flor de Caña rum.

FRANCE: Russian Standard hands Zubrówka distribution to Lixir

8 Nov 2013

Russian Standard acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation has appointed Lixir to distribute its Polish vodka brand Zubrówka across France.

FINLAND: Altia Corporation CEO "extremely happy" with Larsen Cognac inventory

6 Nov 2013

The CEO of Altia Corporation has said he is “extremely happy” with the inventory of Larsen Cognac, though admitted previous owner Rémy Cointreau did keep some stock for itself.

US: Pernod Ricard, Diageo off-trade Scotch volumes soar - figures

29 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard and Diageo's Scotch whisky brands continue to post surging volumes growth in the US off-trade, according to the latest AC Nielsen figures.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Rémy Cointreau's Rémy Martin Coupe Shanghai 1903

18 Oct 2013

Rémy Cointreau has released a new Cognac that harks back to Shanghai's time as “the Pearl of the Orient”.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2013

17 Oct 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.

FRANCE: Q2 drags Remy Cointreau H1 sales further down

17 Oct 2013

A tough second quarter has sent Remy Cointreau's half-year sales further into the red.

Analysis - M&A landscape still looking good in spirits

10 Oct 2013

Campari, Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau are all well-placed to play parts in the M&A arena, although Pernod and Remy may be the quieter speculators going forward.

UK: Islay to get ninth Scotch whisky distillery

20 Sep 2013

A new whisky distillery is set to be built on the western Scottish island of Islay.

FINLAND: Altia meets with staff over wine production switch

13 Sep 2013

Altia is seeking to relocate its wine production from Denmark to Finland after demand in northern Europe failed to meet the company's expectations.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Rémy Cointreau gives Mount Gay Black Barrel global launch

12 Sep 2013

Rémy Cointreau has extended the launch of Mount Gay expression Black Barrel to global Travel Retail.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Rémy Cointreau's Bruichladdich Distillery Octomore 6.1

5 Sep 2013

Rémy Cointreau's Islay distillery, Bruichladdich, has released the latest edition in its Octomore range.

FRANCE: Rémy Cointreau finalises Larsen Cognac sale

2 Sep 2013

Rémy Cointreau has completed the sale of Larsen Cognac to Finland's Altia Corporation, eight months after it acquired the brand.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Rémy Cointreau's Metaxa 5 Stars Deeper Roots

7 Aug 2013

Rémy Cointreau has released another summer-edition Metaxa exclusively to Greek travel retail.

just On Call - Emerging market bumps fail to quell Diageo optimism

31 Jul 2013

The slowdown in Brazil and ongoing challenges in Asia Pacific made their presence felt in Diageo's full-year results, although the company has maintained its medium-term guidance.





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