Latest Insights

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.


Pernod Ricard doesn't need China to find Q1 growth stories - Analysis 23 Oct 2015

It has been more than a year since Cognac makers such as Pernod Ricard stopped estimating how long it will be before their China markets turn around. The downturn has lasted far longer than these companies expected, and yesterday Pernod's CFO Gilles Bogaert risked little when he predicted that this fiscal year in the country is likely to be similar to the previous one.

Latest News

Vinexpo to launch event in Paris, brings forward Bordeaux 2019 dates 31 Oct 2017

Wine and spirits exhibition organiser Vinexpo has announced a new event, scheduled to take place in Paris in 2020.


Vinisud, World Bulk Wine Exhibition, Vinovision join forces after Comexposium acquisition 30 Oct 2017

The purchase of the Adhesion Group by fellow exhibition organiser Comexposium this week will see three wine trade fairs in France move to run concurrently over a nine-day period in February.


France poised to update soft drinks tax 20 Oct 2017

French MPs have voted in favour of the introduction of a revised version of the soft drinks tax in the country.


Coca-Cola European Partners culls 128 positions in France 19 Oct 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced plans to shed 128 posts across its five bottling plants in France over the coming year.


France records "historically low" wine harvest - figures 10 Oct 2017

France's wine harvest this year fell markedly on recent years, according to data released earlier this week.


The Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac appoints Champagne's Olivier Goujon as director 27 Sep 2017

The trade association for the Armagnac category has confirmed a change of leadership.


Former Pernod Ricard executive becomes GM for Champagne house Bollinger 12 Sep 2017

Champagne house Bollinger has named Charles-Armand de Belenet as its new general manager, the appointment taking effect earlier this month.


French wines, spirits exports jump in H1 2017 - figures 8 Sep 2017

Sales of French wines and spirits to exports rose by low double-digits in the first six months of 2017, according to figures released this week.


Moet Hennessy lines up new master distiller for Hennessy 14 Aug 2017

Moet Hennessy has announced a change of master distiller at it Hennessy Cognac division.


Bulk wine group Raphael Michel silent amid fraud reports 2 Aug 2017

French bulk wine producer Raphaël Michel has declined to comment after reports its general manager has been arrested over wine fraud.

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.