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Where are all the female CEOs? Ask again in 2029 - Comment

29 Jan 2019

Last year saw a raft of CEOs from global drinks firms announce their intentions to either move on or retire. As the stories unfolded, it became clear that those of us hoping for more female leaders in the industry would potentially have to wait another ten years.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

8 Jan 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2018. 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.

From Diageo's Distill Ventures to Coca-Cola Amatil X - the just-drinks guide to incubator units, venture capital funds and start-up initiatives

11 Oct 2018

The last five years have seen a raft of drinks firms launch all kinds of venture capital funds, incubator units and start-up accelerators as they look to enter new categories or invest in new technologies.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in its fiscal-2018? - results data

29 Aug 2018

A slight slowing in growth during the fourth quarter has failed to stop Pernod Ricard posting a 6% rise in organic sales from its latest fiscal full-year.

Pernod Ricard half-year fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data

8 Feb 2018

In early-February, Pernod Ricard reported a 5.1% lift in sales for the six months to the end of December. The top-line had to deal with a strong US dollar, however, with reported sales coming in flat for the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region - as well as the numbers behind its main brands - in the first half of the group's fiscal-2018.

Momentum maintained by Pernod Ricard in H1 of fiscal-2018 - results

8 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard has continued its healthy start to fiscal-2018, with sales in the first six months of the year recording a mid-single-digit rise.

Pernod Ricard bemoans "muted" industry approach to pricing

5 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard has expressed concern at the need to improve its group price/mix balance, after five of its six largest international brands posted negatives in the latest fiscal year.

What do the new IWSR figures tell us about global spirits trends? - Analysis

6 Jul 2017

Analysts at Exane BNP Paribas have dug deep into latest IWSR figures to uncover the emerging trends in global spirits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at some of the prevailing winds currently on show.

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15 Jun 2015

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just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 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.

Editor's Viewpoint - No Starting of Engines for Treasury Wine Estates

4 Aug 2014

With Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co returning to Melbourne with an improved offer for Treasury Wine Estates, and the Australian wine company not slamming the door this time, the future for Treasury looks pretty sealed down.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

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.

Review of the Year 2013 - Part IV: Wine

23 Dec 2013

The final just-drinks management briefing of the year takes a look back at the last 12 months in the global drinks industry. The penultimate chapter in this five-part briefing reviews 2013 for wine.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard launches latest Martell TV ad push - video

10 Dec 2013

Pernod Ricard has readied a global television advert for its Martell Cognac brand.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard's Olmeca Altos calls tune on Tequila education - video

25 Nov 2013

Pernod Ricard has enlisted a French rock band to educate consumers on its Olmeca Altos agave Tequila brand.

Sustainability in Wine - Part I - Wine's Footprint and the Focus on the Vineyard

18 Nov 2013

This month's just-drinks management briefing focuses on environmental sustainability in the global wine sector. In part one, Ben Cooper considers the production chain, from grape to glass.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard unveils new Ballantine's ad - video

30 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard has launched a new global TV ad for its Ballantine's Scotch whisky.

CHINA: Wuliangye Yibin warns of change after H1 slowdown - report

15 Aug 2013

Wuliangye Yibin has warned China's spirits market is going though an adjustment after it posted a slowdown in profits growth in first-half results, according to local reports.

CHINA: Crackdown to cut baijiu profits by one-fifth - survey

23 Jul 2013

Baijiu makers should brace for a 20% drop in profits, at least, as the Chinese Government's corruption crackdown curbs corporate entertainment budgets, according to a new report.

Comment - Spirits - (Burrough's) Reserve the Right to Innovate

16 Jul 2013

The most unexpected new product in the white spirits world so far this year has to be Burrough's Reserve, a sipping gin from Pernod Ricard's team at Beefeater. Chris Mercer looks at the launch of the new product, and what it says for the broader area of innovation in spirits.

Research in Focus - Challenges Facing Diageo in Spirits

1 Jul 2013

In a recently-published global briefing 'Diageo in Spirits', Euromonitor International’s senior alcoholic drinks analyst Jeremy Cunnington takes a look at what are the challenges facing Diageo in spirits as the new CEO Ivan Menezes takes charge.

UK: Krombacher signs up British Superbike rider

26 Jun 2013

Krombacher has signed a sponsorship deal with British Superbike rider Peter Hickman for an undisclosed fee.

Comment - Spirits - Cognac/Brandy: East is East

21 Jun 2013

A recent bout of activity in the Cognac region - from investment to divestment - suggests lively times ahead for the brandy and Cognac category. Ian Buxton looks at the headlines, and sees his eye being drawn east, not only for future growth, but also for future Cognac players.

RUSSIA: Diageo kicks off Shark Tooth rum production in Russia

19 Jun 2013

Diageo is accelerating its expansion into Russia's rum market with the launch of a domestically-produced version of value brand Shark Tooth.

just the Facts - World's Top 20 Most Valuable Drinks Brands

11 Jun 2013

A study, conducted by brand valuation agency Brand Finance, has ranked the world's biggest drinks brands by their value. We've compiled the top 20 into a table below:

Comment - Spirits - US Vodka Wars throw up Strategy Conundrum

28 May 2013

The US vodka market remains a fierce battlefield. New products continue to flood the sector, while "predatory" pricing policies affect some US states. What should be the approach of established producers? Stand firm and persuade consumers to look beyond price, argues Chris Mercer

just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

Comment - Wehring's Way - Brazil: A(nother) Headache from the BRIC Wall

30 Apr 2013

I can't remember precisely when I first saw the BRIC acronym. Indeed, with only ten years' experience of the drinks industry, it seems to be have been around longer than I have. I can remember, however, how the four markets were heralded as the next big things for the global drinks industry.

Industry Engagement on Alcohol Harm & Responsible Consumption - Part I: A Critical Year for Industry Engagement

18 Apr 2013

In this month's management briefing, Ben Cooper looks at the alcoholic drinks industry's attempts to reduce alcohol harm and promote responsible consumption. Part one of this four-part briefing considers what many believe to be a tipping point in the ongoing debate.

Industry Engagement on Alcohol Harm & Responsible Consumption - Part IV: The Future for Collaboration

18 Apr 2013

The fourth and final part of this month's management briefing sees Ben Cooper consider how the future looks for the drinks industry's attempts to deal with alcohol harm and responsible consumption.

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