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Pernod Ricard warns of volumes hit from Martell production safety measures

1 Apr 2020

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Martell, will have to rely on existing stocks as coronavirus safety measures impact production.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 - Best in Show, Best of Class

1 Apr 2020

Earlier this week, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition announced the results from this year's judging. Here are the Best in Show and Best of Class awards winners.

Pernod Ricard braces for coronavirus hit as China on-premise shuts down

17 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard has said it expects the coronavirus outbreak to shave 2% off the group's overall year-end sales as on-premise outlets in the worst-hit areas will stay closed until the end of June.

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.

Hennessy agrees NBA sponsorship in North American sport first

10 Feb 2020

Moet Hennessy has secured 'official spirit' status for its Hennessy Cognac brand with the National Basketball Association in the US.

Pernod Ricard returns to online talk show activation for Martell - video

9 Dec 2019

Pernod Ricard has broadcast the second "interactive talk show" for its Martell Cognac brand.

Pernod Ricard signs baijiu distribution partnership with Wuliangye

18 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard is to distribute the Chinese white spirit baijiu in South-East Asia after signing a partnership with Wuliangye, one of China's leading producers.

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.

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.

"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.

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%.

Pernod Ricard Asia CEO calls for calm on China XO Cognac prices, cools social credit fears

4 Jun 2019

Pernod Ricard's Asia-Pacific head has warned the Cognac industry against using an XO age-change as an excuse for introducing rapid price increases in China.

Have international spirits companies finally got China right?- Comment

30 Apr 2019

Having witnessed international spirits brand-owners emerge from the Chinese roller-coaster in varying states of dizziness, category commentator Richard Woodard believes the likes of Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Remy Cointreau and Moet Hennessy are now sitting a little prettier in the front seats.

Conor McGregor threatens Pernod Ricard's ambitions in Elliott Management Corp fight - Analysis

23 Apr 2019

While always of significance, Pernod Ricard's quarterly results announcements have taken on even greater importance since activist investor Elliott Management Corp started running the rule over the company's financial performance five months ago. Having staunchly refuted Elliott's criticisms that it is lagging rivals such as Diageo, Pernod's results releases have become a chance for the French group to underscore its financial rigour.

"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard

19 Feb 2019

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.

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.

What will be Pernod Ricard's priorities for the years ahead? - Analysis

18 Jan 2019

As part of just-drinks' deep-dive into the trends that have driven Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years, news & insights editor Andy Morton considers the areas that will be important for the group in the coming years.

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.

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.

Why the usual vodka suspects will have to sit out the short-term in the US - Comment

2 Oct 2018

What are the prospects for vodka in the category's vital US market? Spirits commentator Richard Woodard takes us back, to look forwards.

Small-batch offers way forward for Cognac in Asia Travel Retail - TFWA 2018

2 Oct 2018

Global spirits companies are turning to little-known Cognac brands to lure Asian consumers in the Global Travel Retail channel, as younger drinkers increasingly seek heritage and authenticity in the category.

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.

Middle-class Millennials, working with Tencent and using Big Data – Pernod Ricard's operations in China - Focus

12 Jun 2018

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its ambition to double the size of the imported spirits sector in the country by 2025.

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.

Martell Blue Swift heads to UK

29 May 2018

Pernod Ricard is bringing the Blue Swift iteration of its Martell Cognac brand to the UK off-premise channel.

Moet Hennessy Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data

26 Mar 2018

In late-January, LVMH, the parent company of Moet Hennessy, released its - and its business units' results for 2017. The wine and spirits division saw its sales in the 12 months increase by 7% on the year prior. Here, just-drinks considers Moet Hennessy's performance over the last five years.

What can the spirits and wine industries learn from Moet Hennessy? - Comment

26 Mar 2018

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

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.

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