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"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.

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 nation-wide in US as legal row rumbles on

1 Jun 2016

Bacardi is looking to bolster the presence of its version of Havana Club in the US, through a broader roll-out programme and a brand extension.

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.

Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club Tributo Collection - Product Launch

29 Feb 2016

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a super-premium, limited edition iteration of its Havana Club rum brand.

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.

Product Launch - The Bitter Truth's Cucumber Bitters

17 Aug 2015

Cocktail bitters company The Bitter Truth has added a cucumber bitters to its range.

On this day in drinks history - featuring AG Barr, Bacardi, Carlsberg

14 Aug 2015

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

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

3 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Pernod Ricard allays Havana Club shortage fears

30 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard has said the company will have enough Havana Club for its core German market even if the US drops an import ban on the rum brand.

Cuban government makes Havana Club plea to US

22 Jun 2015

The Cuban government has called on the United States to allow the Franco-Cuban Havana Club Holding to sell its product into America, claiming that the import ban continues to breach World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 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 - Enthusiasm abounds despite share hit for Pernod Ricard

5 Jun 2015

At the end of Pernod Ricard’s annual Capital Market Day conference this week, whispers around the cocktail bar were that the company's share price had fallen by more than 4% during the day.

Pernod Ricard on US starting blocks with Havanista - CEO

2 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard is hoping to be the first spirits company to market and sell Cuban rum in the US, should the country lift its trade embargo on Cuba.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's YTD Performance by Region

23 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 6% rise in sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a look at the performance of the company's 14 major spirits and Champagne brands in the year-to-date, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region:

Comment - Spirits - Will We Understand the Language of Rum?

21 Apr 2015

Gruppo Campari's decision to change the names of several rum brands in its Appleton Estate portfolio suggests that the segment may have stumbled on its own language. Does this mark the end of rum's reliance on the terminology used by Cognac and Scotch whisky? Richard Woodard delves deeper.

Pernod Ricard unveils new global ad campaign for Havana Club - video

20 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a new global push for its Havana Club rum JV, designed to highlight the "passion and unique spirit" of the brand and the Cuban people.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

10 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

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