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Neil Ridley | 19 Jun 2018

Is the renaissance of Irish whiskey about to hit its first major bump along the emerald pathway? Neil Ridley looks at what can be learnt as the segment's popularity continues to rise.


Lucy Britner | 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.


Lucy Britner | 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.


Richard Woodard | 1 Jun 2018

Monday this week was Memorial Day in the US, a federal holiday in honour of those killed while serving in the country's armed forces. Thanks to a recent product launch from Diageo, consumers were also encouraged to raise a patriotic glass of vodka in their memory. But, can American Anthem make vodka great again? Richard Woodard is sceptical.

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.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2018

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV,  Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the head of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the first of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton sat down with Barré, a former Spain and Mexico CEO for Pernod, to discuss the African rum market, the potential opportunity in the US  and why negotiating with the Cuban Government is like dealing with European supermarkets.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 19 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard is testing a new glass for its Havana Club rum brand that allows time-poor consumers to purchase cocktails from their seats.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jul 2018

The former head of Pernod Ricard's Poland & Central European operations has been promoted to become the group's global marketing & commercial director.


Lucy Britner | 17 Jul 2018

The new head of Pernod Ricard's EMEA & LatAm reporting region has forecast that gin has the potential to become a globally-successful category.


Richard Woodard | 17 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard’s UK business will be under new leadership next year, with the appointment of David Haworth as managing director with effect from 1 January.


Richard Woodard | 17 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has appointed Darryn Hakof as its global marketing director, replacing Anne Tremsal, who becomes marketing director at Ricard and Pernod in Marseilles.


Richard Woodard | 16 Jul 2018

France-based Cider Supply Co has agreed distribution in mainland China for its Galipette cider brand with Shanghai-based beverage importer Craft Republic.


Andy Morton | 16 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard has opened a rooftop cocktail bar in Cognac, on the site of its Martell distillery.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2018

Bacardi has reaffirmed its claim to the rights for Havana Club, after the head of Cuba's rum operations attacked the company's long-standing claim on the brand.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard is to raise the price of its Havana Club portfolio in Cuba by as much as 15%, the rum brand's first increase in the country in years.


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.


Richard Woodard | 5 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard has unveiled plans to distribute 300,000 connected Malibu bottles across Europe this Summer as it ramps up the brand’s Internet of Things activation.


Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard has announced a change of general counsel, with current incumbent Ian FitzSimons set to leave the company.


Andy Morton | 2 Jul 2018

UK firm Ceder's Drinks has launched its namesake non-alcoholic gin in a partnership with Pernod Ricard that sees the French group's UK arm handle sales and marketing in the country.


Andy Morton | 2 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard has said it wants to show a more contemporary side to Scotch with the launch of a new Chivas Regal expression that targets the "high-energy, celebratory" occasion.


Richard Woodard | 28 Jun 2018

A "revolutionary" new bottle design from Champagne Mumm enables Champagne to be consumed in zero gravity, targeting the nascent space tourism industry.


Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2018

Pernod Ricard has played down reports claiming that its wines have been delayed at Chinese ports as part of wider pressure on Australian imports.


Andy Morton | 14 Jun 2018

Pernod Ricard has rebranded its Jacob's Creek Prosecco Spritz for a UK launch because it doesn't contain grapes from the Prosecco region of Italy.


Lucy Britner | 13 Jun 2018

The head of Pernod Ricard's operations in China has claimed that so-called 'new retail' is fast becoming a reality in the country.


Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2018

The head of Pernod Ricard's Asia unit has said the company has lined up new brands and marketing innovations around lower abv whisky, as it looks to catch up with the trend in the Korean market.


Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2018

Pernod Ricard has reported a return to growth for its Chivas brand in Asia, thanks to its repositioning of the whisky to connect with younger consumers in the region.


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2018

The head of Remy Cointreau has added her own weight to bullish industry sentiment on China's Cognac category, saying she expects strong growth for the category in the country over the coming year.


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched a new Absolut extension that is flavoured with fruit juice.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2016

At a media breakfast in London, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard gave an interesting response to a question he's no doubt asked a lot.


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

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