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Pernod Ricard expecting growth in '22 as fiscal Q1 slows sales slides - results data

22 Oct 2020

Pernod Ricard's Americas operations enjoyed the group's fiscal first quarter, although the company's total top-line has reported a mid-single-digit decline year-on-year.

Urban South Brewery gets packaging overhaul - Beer in the US data

25 Sep 2020

New Orleans-based Urban South Brewery has lined up new packaging for its core beer portfolio.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

17 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. The decline was slightly sharper than rival Diageo, which saw its top-line slide 8% over the same period. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Fourth-quarter slump undoes healthy H1 for Pernod Ricard in fiscal-2020 - results data

2 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has followed the wider trend of delivering slight growth in the first half of its fiscal-2020 before the coronavirus pandemic ravaged performance in H2.

Cocktail Courier unveils 12-serve margarita 'Party Can'

9 Jul 2020

A US cocktail delivery service has launched a resealable 'Party Can' that contains 12 RTD cocktail serves.

Former Jameson master distiller crosses Atlantic to join O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co

11 Jun 2020

The former master distiller for Pernod Ricard's Jameson brand, Brian Nation, is heading to the US to team up with newly-formed O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co.

Irish Distillers recruits internally for Jameson master distiller, appoints Kevin O'Gorman

10 Jun 2020

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit has announced a change of master distiller at its Midleton Distillery.

Pernod Ricard year-to-date 2020 - China into reverse, group sales down 2% - results data

23 Apr 2020

A marked slide in Asia has put an end to Pernod Ricard's sales growth in fiscal-2020, with nine-month sales going into reverse after a positive half-year.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

25 Mar 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. This month, we look at companies' efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Drinks firms tell staff to stay home as US, Europe coronavirus outbreaks spread

16 Mar 2020

Beverage companies in Europe and the US are moving to protect employees from an upsurge in coronavirus outbreaks by closing corporate offices and encouraging their staff to work from home.

Pernod Ricard invites UK Jameson consumers to 'Join In' - video

2 Mar 2020

The UK division of Pernod Ricard is planning a "multi-million-pound" advertising push behind its market-leading Jameson Irish whiskey brand in the run-up to St Patrick's Day.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data

13 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard has sounded a note of caution in its latest half-year results, with the coronavirus expected to hit sales in the group's fiscal-2020.

China e-commerce a "top priority" for Jameson - Pernod Ricard

12 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard is ramping up its e-commerce efforts for Jameson as the group looks to grow the Irish whiskey brand in China.

"Powers is the sleeping giant of Irish whiskey" - Interview - Irish Distillers global marketing director Brendan Buckley

11 Feb 2020

Brendan Buckley is the global marketing director for Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit, owner of the Jameson whiskey brand. As Irish whiskey continues to grow in popularity outside of its core US market, just-drinks spoke to Buckley about raising the awareness of Irish Distillers' other brands. He also talked about the recent success of rival whiskey Proper No. 12, fronted by mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, as well as moves to ramp up Jameson's e-commerce footprint.

Pernod Ricard offers consumers build-your-own Jameson in St Patrick's Day NFC activation

4 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has launched the 2020 iteration of the annual, limited-edition St Patrick's Day bottle for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.

What's coming up in dark spirits in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

14 Jan 2020

The dawning of a new decade will bring plenty of surprises, creativity and optimism. As we welcome 2020, then, what will be the first likely trends in dark spirits? Category commentator Neil Ridley takes a look.

Why spirits brand owners should embrace the cross-category trend - Comment

28 Nov 2019

Time was when spirits brands were sacred cows, held in such high esteem by their owners that they were kept in their categories and only allowed out to play with either flavour extensions or add-on iterations. Times have changed, though, and white spirits commentator Richard Woodard believes there is little - if anything - to be concerned about by letting your brand venture a bit further.

Kirin's Fourpure barrel-aged Jameson coffee stout Nightcap - Product Launch

26 Nov 2019

Kirin's London brewery, Fourpure Brewing Co, has teamed up with Jameson owner Pernod Ricard again to launch a 9%-abv barrel-aged imperial stout.

Sterling's bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod Ricard as Jameson is taken to the mat - Analysis

22 Nov 2019

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value of the pound. Overnight, production costs, relative to other currencies, dropped sharply for beverages made in the country.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data - just-drinks comments

17 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a slight lift in its latest three-month sales, with Asia struggling against a tough comparison.

Jameson Caskmates project hits New Orleans with Urban South Brewery

11 Oct 2019

The latest beers to be produced with assistance from Pernod Ricard's Jameson Irish whiskey brand have been unveiled.

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.

Major spirits brands dodge the US tariff bullet... for now - Analysis

7 Oct 2019

Last week, the US Government announced a list of imported European goods that from 18 October will be subject to extra tariffs. The list, which includes a range of spirits and liqueurs, was expected since the World Trade Organisation sided with the US in a long-running battle with the EU over aeroplane subsidies.

Distillers unite to condemn tariffs as US targets revealed

3 Oct 2019

Trade groups in the US and the EU have attacked a decision to impose a 25% tariff on European spirit drinks.

"We're looking for brands that can bring new growth opportunities to the group" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part I

17 Sep 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard reported its results for fiscal-2019, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the year rose by 6%, although the group's key US market came in flat. Earlier this month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with CFO Hélène de Tissot in London, following the company's presentation on its most recent performance. In part one of this exclusive two-part interview, we look at de Tissot's experiences in Asia and in the M&A arena, and discuss some of the macro-economic challenges facing the likes of Pernod.

Pernod Ricard’s Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Edition - Product Launch

30 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has partnered with the UK’s Fourpure Brewing Co to create a UK-only expression of its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in fiscal-2019? - results data

29 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a second consecutive quarter of slightly softening growth, with sales in the final three months of the group's fiscal-2019 rising by 5%.

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II

11 Jul 2019

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

Pernod Ricard's Jameson Triple Triple - Product Launch - Irish whiskey data

11 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched a triple-cask, triple-distilled Jameson Irish whiskey exclusively to the Travel Retail channel.

Pernod Ricard is back in Kentucky with Rabbit Hole Whiskey, but why did it ever leave? - Comment

14 Jun 2019

Ten years ago, Pernod Ricard sold Wild Turkey Bourbon to Campari Group. Today, as the French spirits group announces the purchase of Louisville's Rabbit Hole Whiskey, the question is not why the group has returned to the Kentucky Bourbon category, the real puzzle is, why did it exit in the first place?

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