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Is Plymouth Gin the unluckiest spirits brand ever? - comment

23 Mar 2021

Our unaged spirits commentator is in gin again this month. Richard Woodard casts his eye over Plymouth gin, a brand with an enviable history - or an unfortunate one, depending on how you look at it.

Moet Hennessy buys into Jay-Z's Armand de Brignac Champagne

22 Feb 2021

Moët Hennessy has acquired a 50% holding in US rapper and entrepreneur Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter's Armand de Brignac Champagne brand.

"We have to be able to have honest dialogue" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy NA diversity & inclusion head Dr Atira Charles and Hennessy US senior VP Jasmin Allen

18 Feb 2021

In December, Moët Hennessy announced the appointment of Jasmin Allen to senior VP of the company's flagship Cognac brand in the US, followed swiftly by the hiring of Dr Atira Charles as head of diversity & inclusion in North America. The hires saw two women of colour take executive positions at one of the spirits industry's biggest names. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with both Allen and Charles to reflect on the issue of diversity in corporate America, a year of social unrest and the continued importance to brand identity of cultural resonance.

Moet Hennessy Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

17 Feb 2021

In late-January, Moët Hennessy reported a 14% slide in full-year sales from 2020. Here, just-drinks picks through the wine & spirits group's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global wine and spirits categories, more broadly.

Diageo receives Moet Hennessy's late US$220m dividend

28 Jan 2021

Diageo and LVMH have resolved their dispute over a delayed dividend payment from the jointly-owned Moët Hennessy business, totalling EUR181m (US$219.5m).

Moet Hennessy closes 2020 with Q4 sales drop - results data

27 Jan 2021

Moët Hennessy has failed to match the pace set by luxury spirits rival Remy Cointreau this month, posting declining sales from the final three months of last year compared to Remy's top-line jump.

Moet Hennessy readies Glenmorangie global push - video

11 Dec 2020

Moet Hennessy has unveiled a worldwide activation for its Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky brand, featuring a soundtrack by UK musician Michael Kiwanuka.

Moet Hennessy poaches Mars executive for Champagne unit lead

5 Nov 2020

Moët Hennessy has lined up a change at the head of its Moët & Chandon, Dom Perignon and Mercier Champagne business, with Mars executive Berta de Pablos-Barbier taking over.

Hennessy post Q3 growth as Moet Hennessy slows 2020 sales slide - results data

16 Oct 2020

Moet Hennessy enjoyed a much stronger third quarter of 2020, with the unit's sales slipping by only 3% as Cognac brand Hennessy bounced back into growth.

Moet Hennessy releases Frank Gehry-designed Hennessy XO bottle

28 Sep 2020

Moet Hennessy has unveiled a limited-edition bottle for Hennessy XO Cognac designed by architect Frank Gehry.

Moet Hennessy launches Belvedere vodka push, new malted rye expression - video

16 Sep 2020

Moet Hennessy is set to promote the Polish credentials of Belvedere rye vodka in a new global marketing activation while adding a new iteration to the vodka brand's portfolio.

Diageo Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

19 Aug 2020

In early-August, Diageo posted an 8% decline in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. A 4% top-line lift in the first half of fiscal-2020 was undone by the COVID-hit H2, when sales slumped by 23%. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

How the second quarter has played out, how the on-premise has been performing and how South Africa has stepped back from the brink - The just-drinks Analyst

18 Aug 2020

In his latest report from the investment front-line, just-drinks in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, reviews second-quarter performances, bemoans the troubled return after lockdown of the on-premise channel and cheers his recent predictions in South Africa.

Diageo presses Moet Hennessy for absent dividend payment

10 Aug 2020

Diageo has started proceedings against the parent company of Moet Hennessy, claiming it is still waiting on an expected dividend payment from last year.

Moet Hennessy shows resilience for LVMH in H1 - results

28 Jul 2020

Moet Hennessy was the best performing unit in luxury goods maker LVMH's H1 results despite a double-digit sales slide.

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

9 Jul 2020

In early-June, Brown-Forman posted a flat set of sales numbers for the 12 months to the end of April 2020. The top-line rise of 3% registered in the first nine months of fiscal-2020 was followed by a 10% dive in the final quarter of the year. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Remy Cointreau Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

3 Jul 2020

In late-April, Rémy Cointreau reported an 11.2% decline in full-year sales for the 12 months to the end of March 2020. The figures were skewed somewhat by Remy's strategy of winding down its 'Partner Brands' operations. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance over the last five years.

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet's Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project - Product Launch

1 Jun 2020

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has added a third expression to the 'Elgin Curiosity Range' of bottlings from its Glen Moray Scotch whisky brand.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2020

27 May 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. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Why post-COVID spirits consumers will be 'living in the moment' - comment

14 May 2020

As lockdown restrictions slowly start to ease in some markets, Neil Ridley considers how the post-COVID landscape is taking shape for spirits brand owners.

Coronavirus fails to extinguish China's appetite for luxury as lockdowns loosen - analysis

22 Apr 2020

In these times of uncertainty, I'm willing to guarantee one thing - the word of 2020 will be 'resilience'.

Moet Hennessy Q1 2020 - Sales fall 14% - results data

16 Apr 2020

Moet Hennessy has credited the US with tempering its double-digit sales decline in the first three months of 2020.

Moët Hennessy Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

19 Feb 2020

In late-January, Moët Hennessy reported a 6% increase in sales from 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the wine & spirits group's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global wine and spirits categories, more broadly.

Ex-Remy Cointreau CEO Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet set to join Diageo board

4 Feb 2020

Diageo has recruited another former senior executive at one of its spirits industry rivals to join the group's board of directors.

Moet Hennessy sales decelerate in Q4 as 2019 finishes up - results data

29 Jan 2020

Moet Hennessy has posted a slower rate of growth in the fourth quarter of last year, with Hennessy Cognac also seeing its performance decelerate towards the end of 2019.

Accolade Wines poaches from Treasury Wine Estates for new European marketing director

9 Dec 2019

Accolade Wines has unveiled a new European marketing director after the previous appointment left to join Moet Hennessy in South Africa.

How did Moet Hennessy perform in YTD 2019? - results data

10 Oct 2019

Moet Hennessy has seen the third quarter of this year generate an 8% lift in wine and spirits sales, a return to the high-single-digit level posted in the first three months of 2019.

Moet Hennessy lines up Glenmorangie Signet store in South Korea Travel Retail

11 Sep 2019

Moet Hennessy has announced a new Travel Retail activation for Highland single malt Scotch whisky brand Glenmorangie Signet.

Moet Hennessy to launch A$AP Ferg Hennessy cocktail kit

29 Jul 2019

Moet Hennessy, the wine & spirits arm of LVMH, is teaming up with hip-hop artist A$AP Ferg to release a Hennessy cocktail kit.

How did Moet Hennessy perform in H1 2019? - results data

24 Jul 2019

Moet Hennessy, the wines & spirits arm of luxury goods company LVMH, has praised Cognac performance in US and Asia for a solid increase in organic sales for the first half of the year.

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