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Yealands Wine Group appoints Tiffani Graydon as CEO

12 Nov 2019

Yealands Wine Group has named a former Pernod Ricard senior manager as its new CEO.

Pernod Ricard launches Absolut bottle to support recycling

8 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched a new Absolut vodka bottle that urges consumers to recycle.

Pernod Ricard recruits externally for next North America CEO

8 Nov 2019

The CEO of Pernod Ricard's North American operations has called time on his 25-year career with the group.

Diageo joins Scotch whisky chase for new drinkers with global Johnnie Walker push - just-drinks comments

6 Nov 2019

Diageo has joined Pernod Ricard in targeting new Scotch whisky consumers as the company launches its latest Johnnie Walker campaign.

Craft gin brand saturation looms in UK - Pernod Ricard - Gin in the UK data

30 Oct 2019

The craft and high-end gin segment in the UK is at risk of a "shake-out" in the coming years, a Pernod Ricard executive has warned, with the boom set to continue for around two more years.

"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co

28 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.

The tariff war squib, Pernod Ricard's activist success and the latest round of drinks companies' results - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Oct 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, casts his eye this month over the escalating - or not - tariff row and its effect on spirits brand owners. Ian also has some warm words for Pernod Ricard and makes some cautiously upbeat sounds about the current results reporting season.

Pernod Ricard lines up "rare ingredient" white spirits range

21 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard is to launch a series of spirits containing "rare ingredients", starting with a caviar-infused vodka.

Why single malt Scotch must ignore its core consumer - Comment

17 Oct 2019

Despite drawing criticism from certain quarters, the single malt Scotch whisky category must continue to strive for greater inspiration and innovation if it is to maintain its current trajectory, argues Neil Ridley.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data - just-drinks comments

17 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a slight lift in its latest three-month sales, with Asia struggling against a tough comparison.

Why Canada will shape the rules for cannabis beverages - Comment

16 Oct 2019

Tomorrow is a big day for the cannabis beverage industry. After years of deliberations that eventually led to the federal legalisation of cannabis, edibles - as the digestible variants of cannabis products are known – will go on sale across Canada. This means that the cannabis beverage products companies have been working on in the lead up to October 17 will finally go on the shelves of dispensaries and other legal cannabis outlets in Canada.

Pernod Ricard rounds off gin team with new Beefeater brand chief

16 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has recruited internally for the next global brand director of its Beefeater gin brand.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019

16 Oct 2019

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.

Ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh resurfaces with Brockmans Gin - just-drinks comments

14 Oct 2019

UK gin producer Brockmans has welcomed a former CEO of Diageo to its board.

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal expands Manchester United deal with US-only expression

14 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has lined up a 13-year-old iteration of blended Scotch brand Chivas Regal in the US  as part of its partnership with English football team Manchester United.

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.

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