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Why Diageo & LVMH's mooted move for Pernod Ricard won't wash - just-drinks thinks

18 Feb 2019

A couple of years ago, during a debate in London, former Diageo CEO Paul Walsh said that an acquisition was worth any price, provided you believed in what you were buying.

Where will Pernod Ricard look for growth in 2019-2021? - Focus

15 Feb 2019

Earlier this week, following the release of results for the first half of the current fiscal year, Pernod Ricard came to London to look both backwards and forwards. At the presentation, CEO Alex Ricard discussed the group's priorities for the three years starting in July 2019.

Pernod Ricard focuses on three-year plan as Elliott Management takes fresh swipe - industry data

8 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has brushed off another attack on its financial governance from activist investor Elliott Management Corp.

UFC entry to spirits ring has lessons for industry and its celebrity infatuation - Comment

8 Jan 2019

September was a big month for spirits and the combat sport known as mixed-martial arts, or MMA. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the biggest promoter in MMA, signed its first vodka partnership, with Nemiroff. A few days later Heaven Hill Brands came onboard with UFC through a partnership for its Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum.

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.

Which international whiskies segments will challenge Scotch's dominance? - Research in Focus

5 Nov 2018

The future looks overwhelmingly bright for the huge international whisky category, but stock constraints continue to hamper growth, especially for Japanese and Irish whisky brands. The new Global International Whisky Insights 2018 report from just-drinks and The IWSR highlights this continuation of a purple patch of growth for non-Scotch whisky, which has moved from volumes of 270m cases in 2013 to almost 315m cases in 2017.

Is Pernod Ricard poised for a bumper run-up to Christmas? - Q1 results data

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.

Pernod Ricard backs Jameson with US$175m expansion boost

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.

Jameson returns to UK TV screens with younger drinker push

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.

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.

"The consolidation of the spirits industry is not over" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard's CEO of EMEA & LatAm, Gilles Bogaert

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.

Pernod Ricard accused of curbing Wild Geese Irish whiskey supply

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.

Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Asia overview - Focus

11 Jun 2018

Last week, analysts, journalists and investors from around the world travelled to Shenzhen in China for Pernod Ricard's Capital Market Day. The group's management was keen to show why Asia is a "key engine" for growth and why China, in particular, remains an exciting prospect.

Spirits brands ditch Twitter as platform falls out of favour - survey

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.

Pernod Ricard's Q3 2018 results - Preview

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.

Pernod Ricard launches global Jameson campaign - video

1 Mar 2018

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

When spirits companies cut their marketing budgets, why not increase yours? - Comment

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.

Vodka stays "tough" in US, but Absolut investment remains in-line - Pernod Ricard

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.

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.

Momentum maintained by Pernod Ricard in H1 of fiscal-2018 - results

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.

Bacardi buys Patron - Where does Patron sit in Tequila and what does this mean for Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Gruppo Campari? - Analysis

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.

What can the spirits and wine industries learn from Pernod Ricard? - Comment

15 Jan 2018

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Pernod Ricard's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the takeaways for the wider spirits and wine industries.

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.

Pernod Ricard’s Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition - Product Launch

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.

As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its challenges - Focus

8 Nov 2017

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey.

Pernod Ricard Q1 fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data

19 Oct 2017

In mid-October, Pernod Ricard reported a near-6% rise in sales for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. The 5.7% lift in organic terms was hampered by ForEx, however, with sales on a reported basis coming in 2% up on the corresponding period a year earlier.  Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of September.

What are the growth prospects like for international whisk(e)y? - Research in Focus

26 Sep 2017

The robust growth of the huge international whisk(e)y category is set to continue in the coming years, driven by generational shifts, helpful cultural associations and the dominant (in volume terms) Indian whisky category. But, after hitting 307m cases in volume sales in 2016 and adding more than 46m cases over the past five years, growth will moderate slightly in the 2016-2021 period, reaching 350m-plus cases at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +2.9%.

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.

US starts to motor as sales climb for Pernod Ricard in FY fiscal-2017 - results

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.

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