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What does the future hold for Champagne? - Research in focus 15 Jul 2019

Champagne will look to overcome short-term challenges in some of its mature markets as the category continues to pursue a value-driven strategy in a growing number of emerging non-European markets around the world.


Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône chases global consumer with flavour shift - Focus - ProWein 2019 20 Mar 2019

For an indication of how global wine consumer tastes have changed in the past few years, just look at the new portfolio from Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône.


"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 2019

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.


Where will Pernod Ricard look for growth in 2019-2021? - Focus 15 Feb 2019

Earlier this week, following the release of results for the first half of the current fiscal year, Pernod Ricard came to London to look both backwards and forwards. At the presentation, CEO Alex Ricard discussed the group's priorities for the three years starting in July 2019.


Pernod Ricard plan under fire as investor sharpens pencil again - Analysis 8 Feb 2019

There must have been at least a moment of happiness for Pernod Ricard in the wake of its half-year results this week. Sales were strong, up 8%, and though that was largely down to an early Chinese new year, it was yet a further sign of a healthy international spirits category in the wake of Diageo's encouraging numbers last week. A pause for a pat on the back would not have been amiss.

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Annual exports rise again, but Cognac concerns in China return - data 20 Aug 2019

Cognac exports continued to climb in the 12 months to the end of July, according to recent figures, although a 5% volumes slide in China could prove worrying, going forward.


Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits to sell Sobieski Trade unit 6 Aug 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits continues to shed assets with a proposal to sell Polish distributor Sobieski Trade.


Campari Group set for US$90m windfall from Villa Les Cedres sale 1 Aug 2019

Campari Group is to make an estimated EUR80m (US$89m) from the sale of its luxury mansion estate, Villa Les Cedres.


Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits agrees Porto Pitters sale 1 Aug 2019

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits is to sell Port brand Porto Pitters as it complies with measures set out by France's competition regulator.


How did Remy Cointreau perform in Q1 2020? - results data 18 Jul 2019

Remy Cointreau's sales slipped in its fiscal first quarter as price increases put in place earlier this year hit the group's top-line performance.


Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux votes in next president 16 Jul 2019

The trade association for the Bordeaux wine region has confirmed a change of president, with Bernard Farges assuming the role for the next three-year term.


Pernod Ricard makes executive changes, promotes in Asia 12 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard has announced its latest raft of executive appointments, which include a new head of operations in South Asia.


Remy Cointreau CEO Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet announces exit 9 Jul 2019

Remy Cointreau's CEO, Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, is to step down at the end of the year, the French spirits group has announced.


Champagne Castelnau welcomes Tour de France 2019 with marketing drive 5 Jul 2019

Champagne Castelnau has been appointed the official Champagne of the Amaury Sport Organisation, organisers of the Tour de France.


Pernod Ricard lifts lid on use of digital in market research 28 Jun 2019

The use of artificial intelligence can create a "revolution" in the world of market research, Pernod Ricard has forecast.