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International whiskies on the tail of Scotch

The future looks overwhelmingly bright for the huge international whisky category, but stock constraints continue to hamper growth, especial...

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day - Asia overview

Last week, analysts, journalists and investors from around the world travelled to Shenzhen in China for Pernod Ricard's Capital Market Day....


Lucy Britner | 18 Apr 2018

Tomorrow, Pernod Ricard releases a trading update, covering sales for the third quarter of its fiscal-2018. Here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of March for the group.


Richard Woodard | 27 Feb 2018

Spirits commentator Richard Woodard will have been relieved to see the back of The Winter Olympics last weekend. He now has the time to ponder companies' marketing spends... and to run his rule over Pernod Ricard's latest - somewhat risqué - activation for Absolut.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 23 Jan 2018

Earlier this week, Bacardi announced its intention to take full control of the Patron Tequila brand. The transaction, which should close before the end of June, sees the high-end Tequila segment leader enter the Bacardi stable. Here, just-drinks looks at the global Tequila category, Patron's position in it, and how the competition should be feeling today.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 17 Jul 2018

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard's former MD of finance, Gilles Bogaert, moved to head up the group's Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America division. just-drinks sat down with Bogaert at the company's Capital Markets Day in China to talk about the job transition, the future of M&A and how data has changed the business.


Olly Wehring | 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.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 18 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard is expecting a healthy first half of its fiscal-2019, with a double-digit lift in sales from its international brands in Q1 setting the scene.


Olly Wehring | 15 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has lined up a near-US$175m spend on its Irish whiskey production operations as the group tries to keep up with global demand for its Jameson brand.


Olly Wehring | 30 Aug 2018

The UK division of Pernod Ricard is set to release the first television advert for Jameson in the country for seven years.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2018

The owners of Irish whiskey company The Wild Geese are seeking damages from Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division for allegedly refusing to supply it with stock.


Andy Morton | 24 Apr 2018

Leading spirits producers appear to be abandoning Twitter as accounts for well-known brands including Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Gin and Diageo's Haig Club lie untouched for up to a year.


Lucy Britner | 1 Mar 2018

Pernod Ricard has unveiled the latest advertising campaign for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand. 


Olly Wehring | 14 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard has played down the recent slow performance of its Absolut vodka brand in the US, flagging other investment priorities in the country as well as the group’s geographical reach.


Olly Wehring | 8 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard has continued its healthy start to fiscal-2018, with sales in the first six months of the year recording a mid-single-digit rise.


Andy Morton | 30 Nov 2017

Irish whiskey innovation is showing no sign of slowing down, as Pernod Ricard unveils a new Jameson expression aged in beer barrels.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 31 Aug 2017

Pernod Ricard has reported a near-4% lift in full-year sales for fiscal-2017, with the US driving the growth at the top-line.


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2017

Strong growth in the US has helped drive solid nine-month sales for Pernod Ricard despite continued weakness for Absolut vodka.


Lucy Britner | 15 Mar 2017

Pernod Ricard's UK unit has lined up two RTD flavours for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand. 


Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau are the best-placed spirits companies to appeal to Millennial consumers, according to a recent report.


Lucy Britner | 9 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard has posted a 4% lift in half-year sales, as the group continues to see growth in the US, led by its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has confirmed a EUR10.5m (US$11.2m) investment in its main distillery in Ireland, as it looks to grow capacity at the facility.


Lucy Britner | 9 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has expanded its Jameson Caskmates Drinking Buddies programme to include seven US craft breweries.


Lucy Britner | 1 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has forecast a low single-digit lift in profits for the next fiscal year, as the company reported steady sales in fiscal-2016.


Lucy Britner | 11 Aug 2016

Pernod Ricard's Irish unit is to invest EUR11m (US$12.3m) in the redevelopment of its Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin, as it looks to capitalise on the growth of Irish whiskey. 


Lucy Britner | 1 Jun 2016

Pernod Ricard has restructured its Jameson Irish whiskey range and introduced new products as it looks to highlight the brand's wider offering in the category. 


Olly Wehring | 12 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has announced further details of the new structure of its operations in the US, a market that the group considers key to its medium-term goals.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

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