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Carlsberg partners with The Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard on 'paper' bottle

11 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard on a project to create the world's first 'paper' bottle for beverages.

Jameson Caskmates project hits New Orleans with Urban South Brewery

11 Oct 2019

The latest beers to be produced with assistance from Pernod Ricard's Jameson Irish whiskey brand have been unveiled.

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.

Pernod Ricard completes Castle Brands purchase

9 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has closed on its acquisition of US spirits company Castle Brands.

Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club Professional Editions C and D - Product Launch

9 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has added two new variants to its on-premise-only Havana Club Professional Edition range.

Major spirits brands dodge the US tariff bullet... for now - Analysis

7 Oct 2019

Last week, the US Government announced a list of imported European goods that from 18 October will be subject to extra tariffs. The list, which includes a range of spirits and liqueurs, was expected since the World Trade Organisation sided with the US in a long-running battle with the EU over aeroplane subsidies.

Pernod Ricard's Midleton Very Rare 2019 - Product Launch

4 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has launched the latest vintage of its Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey.

Could 'delocalisation' signal the death of provenance in spirits? - Editor's Viewpoint

3 Oct 2019

The role of provenance in marketing is widely prevalent in the spirits category - always by brands that have to be produced in a certain location, but also often by those that aren't tied by rules of definition.

Distillers unite to condemn tariffs as US targets revealed

3 Oct 2019

Trade groups in the US and the EU have attacked a decision to impose a 25% tariff on European spirit drinks.

Pernod Ricard joins edible packaging trend with glass-free cocktails

2 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a range of "glassless" cocktails that use edible packaging partly developed by Suntory Group's UK soft drinks unit.

Pernod Ricard to cut 190 jobs in France business consolidation

2 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard will look to restart growth in its struggling home market through a merger of its two business units in the country, and by cutting almost 200 jobs.

Pernod Ricard's Royal Salute The Treasured Blend - Product Launch

2 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched its first 25-year-old Royal Salute expression, The Treasured Blend.

Why vodka's US woes could soon be drowned out by success elsewhere - Comment

1 Oct 2019

For the established vodka brands, the US has long been the outstanding market, initially driving the category's metoric growth but now accounting for much of its volumes. As the country remains key for vodka brand owners, category commentator Richard Woodard believes the rest of the world is fast catching up.

Plain packaging threat to drinks on the rise - study

1 Oct 2019

An FMCG research company has significantly increased its estimated loss to the global drinks industry if plain packaging laws are extended to alcohol and full-sugar soft drinks.

Pernod Ricard’s J.P. Wiser Alumni Whisky The Captains Line - Product Launch

25 Sep 2019

Pernod Ricard's Canadian affiliate, Corby Spirit & Wine, will launch a third instalment of the Alumni Whisky Series: The Captains Line as a limited edition series.

"Not being in the American whiskey category has been something we wanted to change" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part II

19 Sep 2019

In the first part of our exclusive interview with Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot, we learned more about her experiences in Asia and in M&A. Here, in part two, de Tissot discusses Kentucky Bourbon, Castle Brands, Chinese whiskey and Pernod's wine operations.

Diageo confident on full-year performance, but tariff dangers loom

19 Sep 2019

Diageo has maintained its mid-single-digit sales growth forecast for the current fiscal year, but warned that "significant changes to global trade policy" could hamper performance in the 12 months to the end of June 2020.

"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.

US wine imports to Japan set for price cut as tariffs to be phased out - report

17 Sep 2019

Japan is to reduce the tariff rate on wine imported from the US as part of a new trade agreement due to be signed at the end of the month, according to local reports.

Pernod Ricard’s Tea & Wine tea-infused wines - Product Launch

16 Sep 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched a tea-infused wine range, made up of a mix of organic tea leaves blended in wine.

Pernod Ricard breaks new boundaries with Chinese malt whisky distillery - Comment

12 Sep 2019

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmark moment in brown spirits. Category commentator Neil Ridley considers whether Chinese whisky could become a contender to the other 'world whiskies'.

Proximo Spirits partners with UK artist Kojey Radical for limited-edition 1800 Tequila range

9 Sep 2019

Proximo Spirits has launched three limited-edition 1800 Tequila bottles in a collaboration with a UK artist.

Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater Blackberry - Product Launch

5 Sep 2019

Pernod Ricard is to launch another flavoured variant of its Beefeater gin brand. Almost six months after releasing a blood orange-flavoured expression, Beefeater Blackberry will launch as a limited edition.

Pernod Ricard adds to e-commerce footprint in Spain with Uvinum and Bodeboca buys

3 Sep 2019

Pernod Ricard has increased the size of its e-commerce presence in Spain, with the purchases of two start-ups in the country in the past year.

Global trade "uncertainty has notched up a little bit" - Pernod Ricard CEO

30 Aug 2019

The US/China trade row and Brexit have upped uncertainty in the alcohol industry, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard has warned, although the company is well-placed to absorb any risks.

Pernod Ricard’s Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Edition - Product Launch

30 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has partnered with the UK’s Fourpure Brewing Co to create a UK-only expression of its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.

Why Diageo's Cuban rum play isn't enough to save the category - Comment

29 Aug 2019

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. More than a quarter of a century after Pernod Ricard signed its Havana Club joint venture with state-owned Cuba Ron Corp, Diageo has followed suit. The group's Santiago de Cuba agreement, announced earlier this month, is one of the most eye-catching spirits deals of the year - but it shouldn't distract us from the huge challenges facing the rum category, says Richard Woodard.

Pernod Ricard's Chinese malt whisky distillery - just-drinks speaks to China MD Jean-Etienne Gourgues and Asia marketing head Tracy Kwan

29 Aug 2019

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard unveiled plans to build a malt whisky distillery near Mount Emei, one of China's four sacred Buddhist peaks. The distillery is expected to start production in 2021, with the first product set to be released in 2023. just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Pernod's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, and Asia VP of marketing Tracy Kwan by phone from Emei to hear more about the project.

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 delves deeper into Bourbon with US$223m Castle Brands purchase - American whiskey data

29 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard has made its second Kentucky Bourbon purchase in as many months, announcing an agreement to buy Castle Brands, the owner of Jefferson's Bourbon, for US$223m.

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