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Chappellet Vineyard recruits internally for sales chief

9 Apr 2020

Chappellet Vineyard has promoted its national sales manager to director of sales.

What impact will COVID-19 have on drinks M&A? - comment

7 Apr 2020

Several weeks into COVID-19's appearance and its rapid spread in the US, the virus's impact on the beverage alcohol industry and related merger and acquisition activity is starting to come into focus. Some commentators have covered in detail the epidemic's impact on particular beer, wine and spirits brands and sales channels, notably the dramatic shift towards off-premise sales at the expense of everything else. Unaddressed is what this means for the current M&A environment and aspiring buyers and sellers during what looks to be a year of continued market volatility.

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.

Coronavirus impact "temporary" - Campari Group

27 Mar 2020

An evaluation of the impact from the coronavirus outbreak is premature, according to Campari Group, but the effect will be certainly be felt in the short term.

Pernod Ricard secures full control of Monkey 47 gin

26 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard has upped its majority holding in Monkey 47, taking full ownership of the German high-end gin brand.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

25 Mar 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. This month, we look at companies' efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Why there must be more to your spirits brand than provenance and quality - Part II - comment

24 Mar 2020

Earlier this month, category commentator Richard Woodard set the cat among the spirits pigeons when he argued that there's more to a successful spirits brand than the traditional cues. Richard returns to our pages here with... more of the same.

Pernod Ricard prepares for profits slump in fiscal-2020 - trading update - comment

24 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard has revised its outlook for the current fiscal year, with operating profits expected to tumble by around 20%.

More drinks firms pledge industry support amid coronavirus outbreak

24 Mar 2020

A raft of drinks companies have joined the movement to support the trade and communities struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chivas divides US$1m Venture fund between finalists

24 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky unit Chivas is set to divide the prize fund for its startup support initiative among the finalists.

Bacardi, Pernod Ricard, Amber Beverage Group move to boost hand sanitiser production

20 Mar 2020

Three more drinks companies have joined the growing number of brand owners helping to produce hand sanitiser to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

What the stock market free-fall means for the drinks industry today and tomorrow, and PepsiCo's hopes to become a rock star - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Mar 2020

As stock markets go into meltdown, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, is here to walk us through the madness. This month, Ian looks at what the coronavirus effect will be for listed drinks companies, as well as considering the longer-term fall-out. He also turns his attention to PepsiCo's recent acquisition in the energy drinks area.

Diageo, Accolade Wines staff join growing number of drinks employees working from home

17 Mar 2020

Alcohol producers continue to close offices and encourage remote working as travel restrictions in place to combat coronavirus widen.

Drinks firms tell staff to stay home as US, Europe coronavirus outbreaks spread

16 Mar 2020

Beverage companies in Europe and the US are moving to protect employees from an upsurge in coronavirus outbreaks by closing corporate offices and encouraging their staff to work from home.

Pernod Ricard acquires equal share in Italicus aperitivo

12 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard has added aperitivo Italicus to its portfolio in a 50/50 partnership with the brand's owner.

Pernod Ricard’s Absolut Passionfruit - Product Launch

12 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard’s Absolut Passionfruit - Product Launch

Is Scotch whisky ditching evolution for revolution? - comment

10 Mar 2020

Following the emergence of two new Mexican spirit-influenced blended Scotch whiskies last week, our dark spirits columnist, Neil Ridley looks at how continued innovation can potentially bring new consumers into a weary category.

Pernod Ricard buys into gin again, takes stake in Japan's Ki No Bi

5 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard has made another investment in the gin category, this time acquiring a minority holding in the owner of Japanese high-end brand Ki No Bi.

Pernod Ricard’s Redbreast 27 Year Old Irish whiskey - Product Launch

5 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers unit has released the oldest permanent expression to date in its Redbreast Irish whiskey series.

Gonzalez Byass's Domecq Manzanilla Sherry - Product Launch - Fortified Wine in the UK data

4 Mar 2020

The UK division of Gonzalez Byass has added a country-exclusive Manzanilla Sherry to its stable.

US consumers mixing hard seltzers with spirits - Pernod Ricard CEO

3 Mar 2020

Some consumers in the US are fueling the hard seltzer boom by mixing the alcoholic sparkling water with alcohol in the country's on-premise, according to the head of Pernod Ricard.

Pernod Ricard releases Tequila-finished Chivas Scotch whisky

3 Mar 2020

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has launched a Tequila-finished Scotch whisky as part of a new four-strong range from the Chivas blended Scotch brand.

Pernod Ricard invites UK Jameson consumers to 'Join In' - video

2 Mar 2020

The UK division of Pernod Ricard is planning a "multi-million-pound" advertising push behind its market-leading Jameson Irish whiskey brand in the run-up to St Patrick's Day.

Pernod Ricard flags "under-developed" market for premium gin in US

28 Feb 2020

The US still has a way to go to catch the strong performances of higher-end gin in countries such as the UK and Spain, Pernod Ricard has admitted.

Pernod Ricard's Malibu Splash RTD - Product Launch

28 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard has launched a a flavoured malt beverage range under its Malibu brand in the US.

Pernod Ricard reveals carbon-neutral Scotch distillery plan

27 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard is to turn one of its Scotch whisky distilleries into a carbon-neutral site.

Coronavirus to cut Diageo FY sales by up to US$422m - trading update

26 Feb 2020

The coronavirus outbreak will knock up to GBP325m (US$422m) off Diageo's full-year sales, the company has forecast.

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

25 Feb 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.

Diageo's Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon - Product Launch

25 Feb 2020

Diageo has launched a Sicilian lemon-flavoured Gordon's as the company continues to expand the gin brand's portfolio.

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.

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