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International whiskies on the tail of Scotch

The future looks overwhelmingly bright for the huge international whisky category, but stock constraints continue to hamper growth, especial...

Who could buy Brockmans Gin?

Brockmans Gin is reportedly up for sale, and could be set to go the same way as many of its gin start-up peers, snapped up by international...

Ian Shackleton | 23 Oct 2018

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, has some sage advice for those listed drinks companies out there who are sniffing around the cannabis sector. He also considers the growing importance of corporate governance, while preparing the ground for a lively few days of third-quarter results.

Andy Morton | 16 Oct 2018

Change happens slowly in the Global Travel Retail channel. At this month's Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, delegates were still discussing the same problems as two years ago - how to make money in a channel squeezed by the landlord/retailer/supplier model. The difference is, however, that two years ago, because of a backdrop of declining sales, there was a hardened sense in Cannes that "something needs to be done". This year, no such urgency exists. Global Travel Retail - right now - looks in pretty good shape.

Chris Losh | 11 Oct 2018

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and finds that the greater threat to success for the world's wine producers comes from within.

Lucy Britner | 11 Oct 2018

The last five years have seen a raft of drinks firms launch all kinds of venture capital funds, incubator units and start-up accelerators as they look to enter new categories or invest in new technologies.

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 | 29 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with seven leading cocktail bars, including three in Mexico, to give away free Havana Club cocktails in a new marketing drive.

Olly Wehring | 26 Oct 2018

Patrick Venning is set to vacate the role of global marketing director for several Scotch whisky brands at Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit, barely a year after assuming the role.

Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2018

Pernod has released another high-end Travel Retail exclusive expression for its Chivas Scotch whisky brand.

Lucy Britner | 22 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has lined up ten single cask whiskies from its The Glenlivet distillery.

Olly Wehring | 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.

Olly Wehring | 15 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has lined up a near-US$175m spend on its Irish whiskey production operations as the group tries to keep up with global demand for its Jameson brand.

Richard Woodard | 9 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a "living lab" tech hub for its Malibu and Kahlúa brands designed to showcase exploration of new technologies such as augmented reality and NFC.

Lucy Britner | 8 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has announced a collaboration between its Ballantine's blended Scotch whisky brand and street artist Felipe Pantone.

Olly Wehring | 5 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distilllers division is about to launch this year's expression under the Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey brand name.

Olly Wehring | 4 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard is set to run a longer-term global consumer marketing push for Chivas, highlighting the Scotch brand's blended positioning.

Olly Wehring | 3 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has unveiled the latest expression in the annual Distiller’s Cut series from its Monkey 47 German gin brand.

Lucy Britner | 1 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has lined up the oldest expression yet from its Chivas blended Scotch whisky, as part of the brand's tie-up with English football club Manchester United.

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2018

Remy Cointreau's focus on the higher-end of the spirits category will result in a pace of growth to outpace its bigger rivals over the next five years, an analyst has forecast.

Andy Morton | 18 Sep 2018

Pernod Ricard is to turn a London house into a tribute to the Porn Star Martini cocktail as part of an upcoming activation for the Absolut vodka brand.

Richard Woodard | 11 Sep 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched a nation-wide marketing activation for the Canadian whisky brand JP Wiser's in its home market.

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2018

Pernod Ricard is adding another new product to its coffee-driven spirits stable, this time through its Irish whiskey Jameson brand.

Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2018

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky division has released what it claims is a "challenger whisky" from its Allt-A-Bhainne distillery on Speyside.

Olly Wehring | 30 Aug 2018

The head of Pernod Ricard has called for greater clarity on the future business environment as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.

Olly Wehring | 30 Aug 2018

The UK division of Pernod Ricard is set to release the first television advert for Jameson in the country for seven years.

Olly Wehring | 30 Aug 2018

Pernod Ricard’s has lined up the roll-out of a pre-mixed espresso Martini that features its Kahlua coffee-based liqueur.

Olly Wehring | 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.

Olly Wehring | 28 Aug 2018

Pernod Ricard's New Zealand wine brand, Brancott Estate, has teamed up with the country's America's Cup sailing team for a worldwide sponsorship deal.

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

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

Company research

Pernod Ricard Groupe in Spirits (World)

Pernod Ricard Groupe in Spirits (World)

Pernod Ricard remains the second largest player in spirits globally, and enjoyed success in 2017 for some key brands, especially Jameson’s, which continues to lead Irish Whiskey. Acquisitions in Tequi...

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Country Profile: Spirits in Malaysia

Country Profile: Spirits in Malaysia

The Malaysian spirits sector is led by the whiskey category in value terms, while the gin & genever category is expected to register the fastest value growth during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets & supermark...

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Country Profile: Spirits in Spain

Country Profile: Spirits in Spain

The Spanish spirits sector is led by the whiskey category, while the tequila & mezcal category is expected to register the fastest growth in both value and volume terms during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets...

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