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Pernod Ricard expecting growth in '22 as fiscal Q1 slows sales slides - results data

22 Oct 2020

Pernod Ricard's Americas operations enjoyed the group's fiscal first quarter, although the company's total top-line has reported a mid-single-digit decline year-on-year.

Will Q3 bring an end to 2020's hangover, are the softs going hard and would Stock Spirits fancy a beer? - The just-drinks Analyst

20 Oct 2020

The timing of Ian Shackleton's latest consideration of the drinks industry couldn't be better. With the latest results season breaking all around us, who better to survey the situation than just-drinks' in-house analyst?

Ex-Pernod Ricard executives team up with Market Row Botanical Rum - Rum in the UK data

12 Oct 2020

Two former Pernod Ricard executives have reunited away from the company to bring a 'botanical rum' to market in the UK.

Seagram's Escapes offers support to black-owned businesses in latest US push

8 Oct 2020

Pernod Ricard-owned RTD brand Seagram's Escapes is inviting black-owned companies in the US to take part in its latest activation in the country.

Eastside Distilling names Janet Oak as chief branding officer

5 Oct 2020

Eastside Distilling has appointed a marketing executive who has worked with Pernod Ricard and Anheuser-Busch InBev to the role of chief branding officer.

Cafe Agave expands US presence for Spiked Cold Brew RTD line

2 Oct 2020

Cafe Agave has secured a listing with Walmart across the US for its namesake range of Spiked Cold Brew coffee-based alcoholic RTDs.

Pernod Ricard's Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style coffee liqueur - Product Launch

2 Oct 2020

The US division of Pernod Ricard has added a new flavoured variant to the group's Kahlúa coffee liqueur portfolio.

Seven Hills Italian gin adopts blockchain for consumer clarity

1 Oct 2020

Italian gin brand Seven Hills has unveiled new packaging, featuring the use of blockchain technology in a move to improve transparency about its production and ingredients for UK consumers.

Pernod Ricard buys into vermouth with Vermutería de Galicia stake purchase - Fortified wine in Spain data

29 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has made a vermouth play in Spain, buying majority control of St Petroni brand owner Vermutería de Galicia.

Diageo sets up UK direct-to-consumer Haig Club store

28 Sep 2020

Diageo has given the Haig Club Scotch whisky brand its own direct-to-consumer website in the UK as alcohol companies continue to ramp up their e-commerce presence post-coronavirus.

Pernod Ricard extends Corby Spirit & Wine tie-up to 2026

28 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has agreed a five-year extension to the deal that gives Corby Spirit & Wine control of its brands in Canada.

Absolut returns to US TV with presidential election-themed message - just-drinks comment

25 Sep 2020

The US division of Pernod Ricard has lined up a marketing push for Absolut vodka, with the brand's first TV spot in the country for three years set to encourage consumers to vote in November's presidential election.

Urban South Brewery gets packaging overhaul - Beer in the US data

25 Sep 2020

New Orleans-based Urban South Brewery has lined up new packaging for its core beer portfolio.

Pernod Ricard opens flagship China store in Shanghai

24 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has stepped up its direct-to-consumer plans with a new flagship spirits store in China.

Castle Brands readies Goslings Papa Seal 2020 ultra-premium rum

23 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard's Castle Brands division has lined up the second bottling from its Goslings rum brand's 'Papa Seal' series in the US.

Marussia Beverages adds Japanese gin 135°East to footprint

23 Sep 2020

Marussia Beverages has announced details of a sake-infused Japanese gin addition to its portfolio of wine and spirits brands.

Has Diageo opened the door to a takeover, will alcohol-free spirits really take off and is Anheuser-Busch InBev looking for a new leader? - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Sep 2020

In his latest just-drinks outing, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton ponders Diageo's next move, the opportunity (or otherwise) of 0%-abv spirits and the likelihood of a new CEO at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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

18 Sep 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.

Pernod Ricard eyes China store expansion as Martell boutique debuts in Shenzhen

18 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has said the inaugural boutique outlet for Cognac brand Martell, in Chinese border city Shenzhen, will be a model for other retail projects around the world.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

17 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. The decline was slightly sharper than rival Diageo, which saw its top-line slide 8% over the same period. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Pernod Ricard to scale up Absolut paper bottles "as soon as possible"

9 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard is looking to accelerate its distribution of new paper bottles, which are set for consumer trials before the end of the year.

Pernod Ricard's Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Finish blended Scotch whisky - Product Launch

9 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky division has made use of last year's production rules change to produce a seven-year-old iteration of its Ballantine's blended Scotch finished in Bourbon barrels.

Beam Suntory's On The Rocks purchase opens door to non-alc - Interview, CEO Albert Baladi

4 Sep 2020

For the CEO of one of the world's biggest spirits companies, Albert Baladi, has a lot of positive things to say about non-alcoholic cocktails.

Absolut boss Anna Malmhake bids farewell to Pernod Ricard

4 Sep 2020

The head of Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has left the group, just-drinks has learned.

Pernod Ricard recruits former PepsiCo executive in North America

4 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has completed its search for a chief commercial officer in North America, with former PepsiCo executive John Barrett set to move across this month.

Fourth-quarter slump undoes healthy H1 for Pernod Ricard in fiscal-2020 - results data

2 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has followed the wider trend of delivering slight growth in the first half of its fiscal-2020 before the coronavirus pandemic ravaged performance in H2.

Pernod Ricard brings The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve to the UK

2 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has given a UK launch to the first Glenlivet Scotch whisky expression to be finished in rum barrels. 

Pernod Ricard unveils first wine portfolio director in the UK

2 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard has appointed Lucy Bearman to a new leadership position created to spearhead the company's wine portfolio in the UK.

Why brewers should look to add distilling to their armoury - comment

27 Aug 2020

Category commentator Stephen Beaumont returns with his monthly fix of all things beer. Here Stephen considers the opportunity - and challenge - facing brewers who are thinking of entering the spirits arena.

Will Diageo earn its gin wings with Aviation? - comment

25 Aug 2020

As the dust starts to settle on Diageo's announced acquisition of Davos Brands and its Aviation American Gin flagship, spirits commentator Richard Woodard surveys the wider gin category and sees Diageo playing catch-up. Will the move for Aviation plug Diageo's gin gap?

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