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Andy Morton | 16 Oct 2018

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Ian Shackleton | 28 Jun 2018

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In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering embers of SABMiller and offers sympathies to CEOs dealing with rejected salary requests.


Andy Morton | 19 Apr 2018

Remy Cointreau dropped a solid set of full-year results yesterday - sales for the 12 months were up 7%. But management at the self-styled luxury alcohol company appear concerned that these gains – fuelled by continuing increases for Cognac as it revives in Asia – may not last the distance.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 5 Dec 2017

Earlier this year, just-drinks met up with the head of Rémy Cointreau's Mount Gay rum brand, Raphaël Grisoni. During our time together, Grisoni described Mount Gay's position within the French group, highlighted the challenges facing the rum category and suggested the end is nigh for umbrellas in cocktails.


Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2017

Last month, the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard, was in London to discuss the group's half-year results. just-drinks sat down with Ricard following the press conference to look at both the numbers for the first six months of fiscal-2017 and Ricard's tenure so far, since assuming the leadership in early-2015. In the first part of our exclusive two-part interview, Alex considers Pernod's positions in India and China and shares his thoughts on pricing and the role it plays in a company's approach to premiumisation.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 23 Nov 2018

Tax increases in Belgium have altered the country's drinking habits and shrunk Remy Cointreau's sales in the country by a third over the past two years, the company's CEO has said.


Andy Morton | 5 Nov 2018

Remy Cointreau is to give all buyers of its Louis XIII Cognac decanters instant access to an online private members club by way of a contactless chip.


Olly Wehring | 2 Nov 2018

Remy Cointreau has launched the first iteration in a new series from its St-Remy French brandy brand. French Chardonnay Cask is the first expression in the 'Cask Finish Collection', a range of limited edition bottlings from the brandy.


Andy Morton | 19 Oct 2018

Remy Cointreau said it expects sales for its non-Cognac brands to pick up pace in the second half of its fiscal year thanks to marketing campaigns including one focused on the 70th anniversary of the Margarita cocktail.


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 | 25 Sep 2018

Remy Cointreau has launched a new Mount Gay rum that has been aged in peated Scotch whisky casks.


Olly Wehring | 20 Aug 2018

Remy Cointreau-owned Westland Distillery is lining up the launch of the third iteration of the Garryana series of single malt US whiskies.


Andy Morton | 20 Jul 2018

Cognac drove first quarter sales for Remy Cointreau as the category continued to show strong growth for the French luxury spirits producer.


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2018

The head of Remy Cointreau has added her own weight to bullish industry sentiment on China's Cognac category, saying she expects strong growth for the category in the country over the coming year.


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2018

More than 3,000 hectares of Cognac vines were almost totally destroyed by violent hailstorms at the end of last month, the spirit's trade organisation has said.


Andy Morton | 6 Jun 2018

Rémy Cointreau has appointed a new distributor for the Baltic states


Lucy Britner | 16 May 2018

Remy Cointreau's Cognac unit has announced a tie-up with a drinks channel in the UK, as it looks to drive the mixability of its Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac.


Andy Morton | 10 May 2018

Remy Cointreau is to relaunch its Bruichladdich Distillery's Port Charlotte Islay single malt Scotch whisky range in new packaging.


Andy Morton | 18 Apr 2018

Remy Cointreau is banking on the US craft world's embrace of brandy to raise consumer perception of the spirit, and boost sales of its overhauled St Remy brand.


Olly Wehring | 18 Apr 2018

 A bumper final quarter has sped up Remy Cointreau's slowing growth earlier this year, resulting in sales from fiscal-2018 rising by just over 7%.


Olly Wehring | 11 Apr 2018

Remy Cointreau has announced details of a global marketing campaign for its namesake orange-flavoured liqueur, along with a redesign of the Cointreau logo.


Lucy Britner | 4 Apr 2018

Remy Cointreau has announced a raft of leadership changes, scheduled to take place from 1 June. 


Andy Morton | 12 Mar 2018

Roust Inc has dropped Remy Cointreau as its distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg.


Lucy Britner | 23 Jan 2018

Remy Cointreau has unveiled a one-off nine-litre decanter for its Louis XIII high-end Cognac brand.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jan 2018

Tough comparatives in the third quarter have proved a drag on Remy Cointreau's fiscal-2018 sales growth, although Remy Martin's top-line maintained its year-to-date double-digit sales rise.


Lucy Britner | 18 Jan 2018

Russian Standard brand owner Roust Group has outlined plans to bring its full Global Travel Retail operations in-house.


Olly Wehring | 2 Jan 2018

Remy Cointreau has completed its latest share buyback programme, shoring up just over half the number of shares it had originally lined up for purchase.

Latest blogs

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.


James Wilmore | 16 Jun 2014

Here's what happened on just-drinks last week, featuring a brouhaha over beer ingredients, Scotch and the independence question, and our global gin report.

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Country Profile: Spirits in Germany

Country Profile: Spirits in Germany

The spirits sector in Germany is led by the brandy category in value terms in 2017. The gin & genever category is expected to register the fastest growth in both value and volume terms during 2017-202...

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