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just the Facts - Pernod Ricard FY at-a-glance

2 Sep 2010

Pernod Ricard reports its full-year results today (2 September). Here, just-drinks brings you the key numbers at-a-glance.

just the Preview – Pernod Ricard Q3

27 Apr 2010

Pernod Ricard is set to release details of sales in its third quarter on Thursday (29 April). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the firm in the three months to the end of March.

CUBA: Sales volumes slip in 2009 for Havana Club

16 Apr 2010

Pernod Ricard's Cuban rum joint venture, Havana Club International, has posted a slight dip in full-year volume sales of its namesake brand, in what the firm has described as a “resilient performance”.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

9 Apr 2010

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

US: Pernod Ricard readies appeal against Bacardi Havana Club ruling

7 Apr 2010

Pernod Ricard has said it plans to appeal this week's Havana Club legal ruling against the firm in the US.

US: Bacardi claims latest Havana Club round

7 Apr 2010

Bacardi has claimed a legal victory in its long-running row with Pernod Ricard over the Havana Club trademark in the US.

Review of the Year 2009 - Spirits

22 Dec 2009

Like the other sectors of our industry, the economy cast a shadow over the spirits category in 2009. The aftershocks of the downturn spread around the world, with Scotland appearing to be the epicentre. Olly Wehring looks at the last 12 months for Diageo, Pernod Ricard et al.

just the ten - Top Interviews of 2009

21 Dec 2009

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Today, it's the Top Ten Most Read Interviews of 2009.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Pernod Ricard ups Havana Club Maximo presence

17 Nov 2009

Pernod Ricard has extended the travel retail presence of its Havana Club ultra premium rum variant, Máximo Extra Añejo.

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.

just the facts – Disputes between drinks firms

20 Aug 2009

In 1996, Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co, a leading beverage producer in China, began a joint venture with Danone Group to form five new subsidiaries.

FRANCE/SPAIN: Pernod Ricard still confident in Havana Club row

27 Jul 2009

Pernod Ricard has said it “remains confident” despite a decision by Spain's Supreme Court to hear the company's row with Bacardi over Havana Club.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

24 Jul 2009

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

SPAIN: Supreme Court to hear Bacardi Havana Club appeal

22 Jul 2009

Spain's Supreme Court is to hear an appeal by Bacardi for the rights to the Havana Club rum trademark in the country.

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard expects flat FY sales, profits growth

17 Jul 2009

Pernod Ricard has said that it expects like-for-like sales to be broadly flat for its fiscal full-year, but operating profits will hit guidance thanks to lower advertising spend.

CUBA: Havana Club Añejo 7 Años gets global makeover

11 May 2009

Havana Club International has unveiled a revamp of the packaging for its seven-year-old Havana Club rum variant.

just the answer – Havana Club International

9 Apr 2009

Already a growth spirits category, the rum sector is unquestionably made all the more interesting for the presence of Havana Club. In this month’s just the answer, Olly Wehring spoke with Marc Beuve-Méry, managing director of Havana Club International, about denominations of origin for rum, the US embargo on Cuban rum and the ensuing trademark battle between Pernod Ricard and Bacardi over the Havana Club brand.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

3 Apr 2009

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

CUBA: Pernod Ricard warns of "aggressive" tactics over Havana Club

2 Apr 2009

Pernod Ricard has said it is “disappointed” by this weeks ruling against its Havana Club joint venture partner in the US, and warned that it will “aggressively prevent any unauthorised use” of the Havana Club trademark.

US: Bacardi hails "watershed moment" in Havana Club legal row

31 Mar 2009

The US District Court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Cuban co-owners of Havana Club International claiming the country acted illegally in terminating its US trademark rights for the namesake rum brand.

CUBA: Havana Club upbeat on Obama Cuba overtures

27 Feb 2009

The head of Pernod Ricard's joint rum venture in Cuba has said he is more optimistic of seeing an end to the country's row with the US, following last year's election of Barack Obama as president.

CUBA: Pernod Ricard, Bacardi Havana Club row rumbles on

26 Feb 2009

The chief of Havana Club International, Pernod Ricard's joint venture with the Cuban government, has said that there is still no end in sight in the company's long-running legal row with Bacardi.

FRANCE: Pernod confirms guidance as H1 sales, profit rise

13 Feb 2009

Pernod Ricard has said that it is on course to meet full-year profit guidance, after reporting a 13% rise in net sales and a 5% increase in net profit for its fiscal first half.

UK: Pernod Ricard adds to Havana Club offering in UK

6 Nov 2008

Pernod Ricard has added to its Havana Club rum portfolio in the UK.

Focus - Luxury spirits growth tipped to withstand downturn

7 Oct 2008

Financial doom and despond may currently pervade the world of high-flying corporate executives but, Ian Buxton writes, spirits marketers expect high-priced, ultra-premium brands to continue their strong growth. The current environment may prompt financial movers and shakers to take a stiff drink, but it will apparently still be a reassuringly expensive one.

UK: Pernod hints at spirits brands sale

24 Jul 2008

Pernod Ricard has hinted it may sell off more spirits brands following its successful takeover of Absolut vodka owner Vin & Sprit.

FRANCE: Slower Q4 but FY sales still up at Pernod Ricard

24 Jul 2008

A weak dollar saw Pernod Ricard sales slip by 3% in its fourth quarter, the French wine and spirits giant has said in its full-year results.

CUBA: Havana Club extends global ad campaign

11 Jul 2008

Havana Club is extending its ‘El Culto a la Vida’ global campaign with new TV and print advertising creatives. The campaign, which was unveiled at the end of May, covers a range of the Havana Club expressions.

CORRECTION: CUBA: Havana Club and Bacardi USA

29 Feb 2008

An Apology: A story ran on just-drinks earlier this week regarding Havana Club without Bacardi’s comments. We apologise to Bacardi for failing to give the company the immediate right to reply on this matter. Bacardi released the following statement to just-drinks today (28 February), which we are happy to run in full.

Spotlight - Movers and shakers target rum category

28 Feb 2008

Recent deals by both Diageo and Edrington underline the growth potential major spirits companies see in the premium rum market. Jessica Harvey examines the latest moves in the context of a growing and vibrant international spirits category.

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