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Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look...

Coca-Cola Co Goes For Dasani Fizz

Following recent reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium water brand in the US, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at...

just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

SodaStream Ban Highlights Sorry State of Affairs

Ray Rowlands | 4 Feb 2014

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd reports on the recent controversy surrounding the SodaStream Super Bowl advert in the US and asks, who really gained from its rejection by the media?

Focus - Pernod Ricard's Q1 Performance

Andy Morton | 24 Oct 2013

Earlier today (24 October), Pernod Ricard released its sales and volumes figures for the 2013-14 first quarter. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of September by region and brand.

Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand

Olly Wehring | 29 Aug 2013

Earlier today (29 August), Pernod Ricard released its results for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the 12 months to the end of June.

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Champagne faces down critics

Richard Woodard | 20 Mar 2008

A delimited production area is both the main strength and weakness of a wine appellation, a guarantee of quality but a major obstacle to growth. Plans in Champagne, arguably the premier appellation of them all, to expand its production area have drawn severe criticism but Richard Woodard believes the criticism to be unfounded and borne at least in part out of envy.

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Pernod Ricard sends Martell Mumm PJ head to Asia

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard has announced a spate of executive changes that will see the chief of its Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet division move to head up operations in Asia.

Laurent-Perrier posts H1 profits, sales boost

Andy Morton | 3 Dec 2014

Laurent-Perrier has continued its strong start to the fiscal year as profits and sales climbed on demand from outside Europe and the performance of its Salon brand.

Laurent-Perrier CFO Etienne Auriau steps down

Olly Wehring | 5 Nov 2014

Laurent-Perrier has announced the departure of its CFO, Etienne Auriau.

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Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2014

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Laurent-Perrier Q1 sales up 9%

James Wilmore | 18 Jul 2014

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has seen a 9.1% lift in first-quarter sales, helped by demand outside Europe and currency movements.

Flat Q3 fails to lift Laurent-Perrier YTD sales

Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2014

Laurent-Perrier has posted flat sales in its fiscal third quarter, with year-to-date sales figures staying in the red.

Trinity unveils Liberty Wines distribution deal

Andy Morton | 3 Dec 2013

New Zealand winemaker Trinity Hill is to change UK distributor from Enotria to Liberty Wines.

Nestlé Waters nine-month sales stay stable

James Wilmore | 17 Oct 2013

Nestlé's Waters unit has reported a slight rise in nine-month sales as its Latin America and Asia regions performed strongly, Europe improved and North America held steady.

Nestlé Waters boss to step down

Andy Morton | 23 Sep 2013

The head of Nestlé's bottled water unit, John Harris, is to retire after 39 years with the company.

Pernod Ricard readies holiday packs

Olly Wehring | 19 Sep 2013

The US arm of Pernod Ricard has released full details of its gift pack offerings for the holiday season in the country.

Perrier Warhol tie-up extended to artwork comp

Olly Wehring | 5 Aug 2013

The US arm of Nestlé Waters has lined up a Perrier consumer competition that expands on its tie-up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to coincide with what would have been the artist's 85th birthday.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 26 Jul 2013

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Laurent-Perrier Q1 sales held back

James Wilmore | 22 Jul 2013

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has reported a double-digit drop in first-quarter sales and volumes but said demand outside Europe remains strong.

Laurent-Perrier lines up directorial switch

Olly Wehring | 9 Jul 2013

Laurent-Perrier has proposed a change to its board after one director resigned his position.

Pernod's Champagne head rails against discounts

Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2013

A Pernod Ricard Champagne regional head has branded heavy European discounting in the category “totally unacceptable”.

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Laurent-Perrier FY profits drop

James Wilmore | 3 Jun 2013

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has seen a slight rise in full-year sales due to demand outside Europe, but profits have dropped.

Tough Q3 brings Laurent-Perrier back to earth

Olly Wehring | 15 Feb 2013

Laurent-Perrier Group has seen slowing sales in its fiscal third quarter bring its year-to-date performance back in line with the same period a year ago.

Blackspots fail to hamper Pernod Ricard in H1

Olly Wehring | 14 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard has hailed a "good performance" in its H1, despite a "less buoyant environment" than the previous year.

Perrier gets Warhol-themed bottles for birthday

Stuart Todd | 5 Feb 2013

Nestlé Waters has lined up an Andy Warhol design for Perrier, to commemorate the water brand's 150th anniversary.

Champagne must adapt to survive downturn - study

Andy Morton | 18 Dec 2012

Champagne houses must find growth in Europe and continue expansion into new markets to survive the industry's downturn, a Champagne expert has said.

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