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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.

"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.

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.

"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.

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 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.

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.

"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 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.

Pernod Ricard cheers US move to ease Cuban rum restrictions

17 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has welcomed a move by the US government to relax rules around bringing Cuban rum back to the US. 

Pernod Ricard wins Ron Matusalem 'Cuba' rum legal fight

16 Aug 2016

Pernod Ricard has blocked an attempt by the owner of rum brand Ron Matusalem to trademark the phrase 'Matusalem The Spirit Of Cuba Libre' in Australia.

Pernod Ricard launches Absolut, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute in Cuba

17 Jun 2016

Pernod Ricard will roll out several brands in Cuba, as it looks to capitalise on the country's growing tourism trends.

Bacardi takes Havana Club row back to US court

15 Mar 2016

Bacardi has updated its US legal filing from 2004 against Pernod Ricard over the Havana Club trademark in the country.

Bacardi ups ante in US Havana Club row

1 Feb 2016

Bacardi has filed a Freedom of Information Act request in the US, after the country's authorities granted licence for Pernod Ricard to renew its registration of the Havana Club trademark in the country.

Bacardi expresses "shock" at latest Havana Club move in US

18 Jan 2016

Bacardi has attacked the US authorities for granting licence for Pernod Ricard to renew its registration of the Havana Club trademark in the country, with Bacardi maintaining that it is "the legitimate owner of the brand".

Pernod Ricard granted US Havana Club trademark rights

18 Jan 2016

Pernod Ricard's Cuban JV partner has renewed its registration of the Havana Club trademark in the US following the granting of a "specific licence" from the country's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

The battle continues for Pernod Ricard in the US and China - Analysis

28 Aug 2015

Earlier this year, at its annual Capital Market Day presentations, Pernod Ricard earmarked the US and China as must-win "battlegrounds".

Sustainability in Spirits - Part II - Greater focus on agriculture supply chains

25 Aug 2015

Agricultural supply chains are an increasing area of focus for spirits companies, owing to the high proportion of the environmental footprint they represent and an increasing need to address pressing social issues, notably relating to living and working conditions among agricultural communities in the developing world.

Pernod Ricard's FY fiscal-2015 - just the Preview

25 Aug 2015

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of June:

Untapped premiumisation offers spirits growth potential - Research in Focus

24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.

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