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Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

9 Oct 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Why Diageo's Cuban rum play isn't enough to save the category - Comment

29 Aug 2019

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. More than a quarter of a century after Pernod Ricard signed its Havana Club joint venture with state-owned Cuba Ron Corp, Diageo has followed suit. The group's Santiago de Cuba agreement, announced earlier this month, is one of the most eye-catching spirits deals of the year - but it shouldn't distract us from the huge challenges facing the rum category, says Richard Woodard.

What will Diageo's Cuban rum JV mean for Pernod Ricard and Bacardi? - Comment

14 Aug 2019

Last year, I spoke to Juan Gonzalez, the head of Cuba's state-owned rum company, Cuba Ron. It was one of the most entertaining afternoons of my life.

Diageo follows Pernod Ricard with Cuban rum joint-venture

12 Aug 2019

Diageo's European arm has formed a distribution joint-venture with Cuba's Government, mirroring a similar agreement for rival Pernod Ricard on the Caribbean island.

Pernod Ricard's Havana Club Tributo 2019 - Product Launch

25 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard's Havana Club International unit has released this year's edition of the Havana Club Tributo rum.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

8 Jan 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2018. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in its fiscal-2018? - results data

29 Aug 2018

A slight slowing in growth during the fourth quarter has failed to stop Pernod Ricard posting a 6% rise in organic sales from its latest fiscal full-year.

Pernod Ricard eyes on-premise sales boost with time-saving Havana Club glass

19 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard is testing a new glass for its Havana Club rum brand that allows time-poor consumers to purchase cocktails from their seats.

"Havana Club is a kind of rebel brand. It is important to protect that" - just-drinks meets Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré

12 Jul 2018

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV,  Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the head of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the first of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton sat down with Barré, a former Spain and Mexico CEO for Pernod, to discuss the African rum market, the potential opportunity in the US  and why negotiating with the Cuban Government is like dealing with European supermarkets.

"Havana Club belongs to Cuba" - just-drinks meets Cuba Ron Corp president Juan Gonzalez

12 Jul 2018

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV, Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the president of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the second of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton went to Cuba Ron's Havana HQ to speak to Gonzalez, who has led the state-run entity for the last eight years. During their time together, Gonzalez talked about the Government's relationship with Pernod, its hopes of an end to the US trade embargo and why he believes that Cuban rum does not belong to Bacardi.

Bacardi counters Cuba Ron claim on Havana Club

12 Jul 2018

Bacardi has reaffirmed its claim to the rights for Havana Club, after the head of Cuba's rum operations attacked the company's long-standing claim on the brand.

Pernod Ricard lines up Cuba price rise for Havana Club

12 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard is to raise the price of its Havana Club portfolio in Cuba by as much as 15%, the rum brand's first increase in the country in years.

Pernod Ricard redesigns Havana Club Añejo Especial, pushes Cuba Libre serve

4 Jun 2018

Pernod Ricard has repackaged its Havana Club Añejo Especial rum as it looks to communicate production methods alongside the expression's Cuban heritage.

Pernod Ricard lines up limited edition Havana Club 3 Year Old bottle 'By Hand'

8 Mar 2018

Pernod Ricard has rolled out a limited edition bottle design for its Havana Club 3 Year Old rum. 

Pernod Ricard's Havana Club Tributo 2018 - Product Launch

28 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard has rolled out this year's Havana Club Tributo edition, with the latest iteration finished in smoky whisky casks.

Pernod Ricard half-year fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data

8 Feb 2018

In early-February, Pernod Ricard reported a 5.1% lift in sales for the six months to the end of December. The top-line had to deal with a strong US dollar, however, with reported sales coming in flat for the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region - as well as the numbers behind its main brands - in the first half of the group's fiscal-2018.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data

15 Jan 2018

At the end of August, Pernod Ricard released results from its most recent fiscal year, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the period were up by almost 4% on the corresponding period a year earlier, breaking the EUR9bn barrier for the first time. Here, industry commentator Richard Woodard considers Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years and looks at what lessons the wider wine and spirits industries can learn from the group's recent history.

Latest Havana Club flare-up sees Bacardi challenge Pernod Ricard dig

10 Jan 2018

Bacardi has accused Pernod Ricard of "perpetuating a lie" in the latest round of the pair's spat over the Havana Club rum brand.

Bacardi, Diageo weather storm, as Pernod Ricard braces for Hurricane Irma

8 Sep 2017

Bacardi and Diageo have been weighing the impact of Hurricane Irma, as the storm moves on through the Caribbean, towards Florida.

Pernod Ricard bemoans "muted" industry approach to pricing

5 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard has expressed concern at the need to improve its group price/mix balance, after five of its six largest international brands posted negatives in the latest fiscal year.

Pernod Ricard fiscal-2017 by brand and region - results data

31 Aug 2017

In late-August, Pernod Ricard posted results for its fiscal-2017. Sales in the 12 months to the end of June increased by almost 4% year-on-year, as operating profits rose by just over 3%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the wine and spirits group's figures for the period by brand and by region.

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?

Why craft owes more to multinational brands than we're made to think - Comment

18 May 2017

In wanting to trumpet their credentials, craft spirits brands still owe much to the bigger, more-established brands in the segments. Richard Woodard believes beating up the big boys leaves craft brands open to charges of biting the hand that feeds them.

Travel Retail's race to remain relevant - IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview

23 Mar 2017

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But, this year's exhibition marks the end of an era. Joe Bates reports.

"The obsession needs to be about top-line growth, but efficiency needs to be part of your habits" - Interview, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard - Part II

16 Mar 2017

Last month, just-drinks spoke at length with Alex Ricard, the CEO of Pernod Ricard. In the first part of our exclusive interview, Ricard considered the group's recent performances in India and China. He also discussed the use of price both to grow sales and to drive premiumisation. Here, in part two, he looks at some of the group's more important brands, the strategy behind acquiring craft spirits companies, and the changes he has introduced to Pernod since becoming CEO two years ago.

"I feel that this is my company" - Interview, Bacardi CEO-in-waiting Mahesh Madhavan- Part I

7 Mar 2017

Earlier this week, Bacardi unveiled its CEO succession plan that will see Mahesh Madhavan, the current regional president for Asia, Middle East & Africa, become regional president for Europe ahead of replacing Mike Dolan in April next year. In the first of just-drinks' exclusive two-part interview, Olly Wehring speaks to Madhavan about his career to-date, and looks at the mechanics of the succession plan.

"How do we make Bacardi relevant to Millennial consumers?" - Interview, Bacardi CEO-in-waiting Mahesh Madhavan - Part II

7 Mar 2017

In this, the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with Bacardi's next CEO, Mahesh Madhavan, shares his thoughts on the group's spirits portfolio and tells us what he believes he will inherit when he takes the top job next year.

Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club Tributo 2017 - Product Launch

7 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard has unveiled the second iteration of Havana Club’s Tributo collection.

Pernod Ricard H1 Fiscal-2017 - results data

9 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported results for the first half of its fiscal-2017. Group sales rose by 4% in the six months to the end of December, while net and operating profits were up similarly. Here, just-drinks considers Pernod's results on a by-region and -brand basis.

"The worst thing you can do in luxury is send inconsistent brand messages" - Interview Tareef Shawa, Pernod Ricard luxury & customer relationship management director

12 Jan 2017

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.

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