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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.


China Cognac rebounds for Remy Cointreau, but will it last? - Analysis 22 Jan 2016

Has it happened? Has China's Cognac market finally bottomed out?


Remy Cointreau's YTD performance by brand - Focus 21 Jan 2016

In a trading update today, Remy Cointreau posted an 8% lift in reported sales for the nine months to the end of December. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the year-to-date.


A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis 27 Nov 2015

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan. 


Remy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview 24 Nov 2015

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.

Latest News

Cognac sales hit new annual high as US demand continues - data 14 Aug 2018

The Cognac segment has enjoyed another year of growth, according to figures released today, with 12-month volumes hitting a record high.


Charles Wells to grow French pub footprint with US$10m investment 6 Aug 2018

UK brewer Charles Wells is to sink EUR9m (US$10.4m) into its French estate of managed pubs as it looks to grow its presence in the country.


Refresco takes French production investment to US$21m 24 Jul 2018

Refresco will invest a further EUR6m (US$7m) at its plant in France's Massif Central region, as it looks to modernise the canned drinks production line.


Royal Unibrew secures US$104m Etablissements Geyer Fréres buy 17 Jul 2018

Scandinavian brewer Royal Unibrew has completed its DKK660m (US$104m) acquisition of French lemonade business Etablissements Geyer Fréres.


Former William Grant executive to head up Camus Cognac brand 16 Jul 2018

Camus has announced a change of global brand manager for its namesake Cognac range, with a former William Grant & Sons executive assuming the position.


Pernod Ricard builds rooftop cocktail bar in Cognac 16 Jul 2018

Pernod Ricard has opened a rooftop cocktail bar in Cognac, on the site of its Martell distillery.


France uncovers large-scale deception in wine labelling 10 Jul 2018

A two-year enquiry into wine fraud in France has found up to 4.6m bottles incorrectly or deceptively labelled.


Champagne Castelnau buys Villa Tassigny property 29 Jun 2018

Champagne Castelnau has purchased a property in Reims as it looks to cater for visitors to the Champagne region.


Hail storms took out 5% of Cognac crop - BNIC 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.


Côtes du Rhône cooperative hit with price-fixing fine 25 May 2018

A cooperative of wineries in France's Côtes du Rhône region has been fined for fixing a minimum price for wine among its members.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home 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.


Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week 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.


Tax Free World Association - Day one: Cruise ships and Rudy Giuliani 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Exhibition. Here's the first 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.