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Martell growth turns Pernod attention to Chivas

In yesterday's fiscal-2017 results announcement, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard highlighted a return to growth for the group in China - somet...

Spirits leads the latest invasion of Africa

Last month, Diageo handed the microphone to the head of its operations in Africa. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton was among those of us who l...


Olly Wehring | 31 Aug 2017

In late-August, Pernod Ricard posted results for its fiscal-2017. Sales in the 12 months to the end of June increased by almost 4% year-on-year, as operating profits rose by just over 3%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the wine and spirits group's figures for the period by brand and by region.


Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported results for the first half of its fiscal-2017. Group sales rose by 4% in the six months to the end of December, while net and operating profits were up similarly. Here, just-drinks considers Pernod's results on a by-region and -brand basis.


Ian Buxton | 22 Sep 2015

Much has been made of the effect that the rise of the craft spirits segment has had on the broader spirits category. Ian Buxton, however, believes that effect isn't quite as powerful as some have previously feared.


Olly Wehring | 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.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 9 Oct 2017

Earlier today, Diageo announced plans to invest GBP35m (US$46m) in reopening two of its Scotch whisky distilleries that have been closed for 34 years. Work is set to begin on the Port Ellen and Brora sites - Port Ellen still houses a maltings unit, while Brora is next to Diageo's Clynelish distillery - in the coming months, ahead of becoming operational by 2020. Shortly after the announcement, just-drinks spoke to the group's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, about the news.


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

Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers division has announced the launch of a global marketing activation for its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2017

The CEO of Pernod Ricard has countered suggestions that the group has been over-reliant on its Cognac portfolio in China.


Lucy Britner | 10 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard's Travel Retail EMEA unit has launched an online reservation and collection service for its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand. 


Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has added a second vintage to its The Glenlivet Winchester Collection.


Lucy Britner | 17 Jun 2016

Pernod Ricard will roll out several brands in Cuba, as it looks to capitalise on the country's growing tourism trends.


Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2016

Pernod Ricard has released a limited edition iteration of its The Glenlivet single malt brand that offers consumers the opportunity to guess its age and flavour profile.


Lucy Britner | 19 May 2016

Pernod Ricard's US unit has launched three special edition single cask Glenlivet whiskies to commemorate the brand's association with Pullman trains.


Olly Wehring | 12 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has announced further details of the new structure of its operations in the US, a market that the group considers key to its medium-term goals.


Andy Morton | 3 Dec 2015

William Grant & Sons has unveiled plans for a multi-million pound capacity upgrade at its Glenfiddich distillery in Speyside.


Andy Morton | 1 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky unit, Chivas Brothers, has launched its first peated-style Glenlivet since the 1980s.


Olly Wehring | 14 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has posted a lift in profits for 2014, despite a double-digit slide in sales in the period.


Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed to just-drinks that its Glenfiddich brand has been overtaken by Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has continued with its global refresh of the packaging for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky range.


Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard's UK arm has released a social media guide for its off-trade customers.


Olly Wehring | 30 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

Pernod Ricard is pulling the 12-, 15- and 18-year old expressions of its Glenlivet single malt from the Travel Retail channel.


Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2014

Pernod Ricard has launched a series of 50-year-old single malt expressions under its The Glenlivet Scotch whisky brand.


Olly Wehring | 9 Sep 2014

Pernod Ricard has lined up the launch of the second Nàdurra expression for The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand through its Chivas Brothers division.


Olly Wehring | 2 May 2014

The Travel Retail arm of Pernod Ricard has launched an addition to the Single Cask Editions range from The Glenlivet.


Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2014

Pernod Ricard has lined up the release of a range of Scotch whiskies under its The Glenlivet single malt brand name.


Andy Morton | 12 Dec 2013

Pernod Ricard's next expression from its Glenlivet stable has been chosen by an online vote.

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