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The just-drinks Analyst returns

Our in-house analyst is back, fresh from a raft of first-quarter results announcements. This month, Ian Shackleton runs the rule over the dr...

Pernod Ricard's Q3 2018 results - Preview

Tomorrow, Pernod Ricard releases a trading update, covering sales for the third quarter of its fiscal-2018. Here's a look at the events that...


Olly Wehring | 19 Apr 2018

In mid-April, Pernod Ricard reported its sales results for the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal-2018. A 9% rise in sales from the three months to the end of March helped the top-line grow by 6% in the year to date. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's performance in fiscal-2018 so far, in greater detail.


Ben Cooper | 6 Apr 2018

When it comes to sustainability, water is always near the top of the list for drinks companies. This month, sustainability commentator Ben Cooper considers recent efforts in this area by several sizeable drinks groups.


Andy Morton | 27 Mar 2018

In 2014, Diageo, the world’s biggest multi-category spirits producer, sent out a call to the world's growing pool of start-up tech companies. The Johnnie Waker and Smirnoff owner was offering a US$100,000 prize for disruptive innovations that could, as Diageo said at the time, solve no less than "our biggest business challenges".


Ian Shackleton | 27 Mar 2018

Our analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly consideration of the latest developments in the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian turns his attention to the saga at Conviviality, the possibility of the Coca-Cola system venturing into alcohol and tells us why Pernod Ricard makes him feel all warm and fuzzy.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.


Lucy Britner | 28 Sep 2017

In part one of this interview, the VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila unit, Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, explained the importance of 'The Tahona Society' bartender programme to the group's business, as well as brand Altos' place in the company's Tequila portfolio. In part two, we turn our attention to Pernod's Olmeca and Avión Tequila brands, as well as the effect of agave price fluctuations and the company's recently-acquired Del Maguey Mezcal.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 25 May 2018

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has added two new expressions to its Method and Madness series.


Andy Morton | 23 May 2018

Pernod Ricard's Malibu brand is to host a three-day beach sports tournament in Vietnam, featuring Grammy-nominee Nick Jonas and 30 social media influencers.


Lucy Britner | 23 May 2018

Pernod Ricard's Absolut unit has lined up a series of on-premise events, in partnership with DrinkUp London, as it looks to bring the brand's Swedish heritage to UK consumers.


Olly Wehring | 16 May 2018

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky division has lined up a limited edition iteration of the Royal Salute blended Scotch brand to coincide with this weekend's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


Olly Wehring | 16 May 2018

Pernod Ricard’s UK unit has launched a scented out-of-home marketing push for the group’s recently-released flavour extension of its Beefeater gin brand.


Olly Wehring | 8 May 2018

Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve


Andy Morton | 8 May 2018

A UK pub chain is handing out free Beefeater Pink G&Ts in a bid to drum up demand for Pernod Ricard's new gin extension.


Lucy Britner | 8 May 2018

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has released a limited edition, 32 year old single pot still Irish whiskey.


Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched the first cask strength whiskey under its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.


Andy Morton | 24 Apr 2018

Leading spirits producers appear to be abandoning Twitter as accounts for well-known brands including Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Gin and Diageo's Haig Club lie untouched for up to a year.


Olly Wehring | 19 Apr 2018

Pernod Ricard is the latest spirits multinational to benefit from the later timing of the Chinese New Year, posting a 9% rise in sales in its third quarter and a 6% lift in the first nine months of fiscal-2018.


Lucy Britner | 17 Apr 2018

Pernod Ricard has lined up the first Travel Retail-exclusive bottling of its Absolut vodka in three years.


Lucy Britner | 12 Apr 2018

Pernod Ricard has lined up a series of experiential marketing initiatives for its Olmeca Altos Tequila brand in the US.


Lucy Britner | 9 Apr 2018

Brown Brothers has become the latest firm to launch a Prosecco Spritz brand in Australia.


Lucy Britner | 6 Apr 2018

Pernod Ricard has rolled out a marketing campaign for its newly-launched Beefeater Pink brand.


Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2018

Drinks companies operating in the UK that are already braced for next month's sugar tax are facing further disruption after the Government announced plans to introduce a bottle-deposit return system in England.


Andy Morton | 27 Mar 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched its second Jameson-branded bitters as it continues to expand the Irish whiskey's portfolio.


Lucy Britner | 22 Mar 2018

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has released the latest limited edition single malt Scotch whisky under its The Glenlivet brand. 


Lucy Britner | 12 Mar 2018

An employee has died after an accident at Pernod Ricard's Irish whiskey distillery in Midleton, Co Cork.


Lucy Britner | 8 Mar 2018

Pernod Ricard has rolled out a limited edition bottle design for its Havana Club 3 Year Old rum. 


Lucy Britner | 5 Mar 2018

Pernod Ricard has appointed Sandrine Ricard to the newly-created position of head of sustainability & responsibility within its Chivas Bros unit. 


Lucy Britner | 2 Mar 2018

Pernod Ricard has released a new cuvée under its GH Mumm Champagne brand. Mumm 6 is named after the number of years the Champagne has spent on the lees. The company said the launch marks a "modern reinterpretation of the ageing process". 

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 SA - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Pernod Ricard SA - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnership

Marketline's Pernod Ricard SA Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestmen...

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Pernod Ricard Deutschland GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Germany)

Pernod Ricard Deutschland GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Germany)

The leading spirits player in Germany, Pernod Ricard will continue to focus on premiumisation, innovation and extension of its broad product portfolio in order to generate added value. Given German co...

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Pernod Ricard Denmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Pernod Ricard Denmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Pernod Ricard Denmark will seek growth through premiumisation. The company stated the positive performance it posted in 2016 was due to heavy investment and successful leveraging of its brand portfoli...

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