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China Cognac rebounds, but will it last? 22 Jan 2016

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


Remy'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 doesn't need China for Q1 growth - 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.

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Moet Hennessy sees China rebound in strong FY 3 Feb 2016

LVMH's wines & spirits unit, Moet Hennessy, has posted a healthy leap in full-year profits as sales in China rebounded in the second half of last year.


Pernod consolidates France HR department 26 Jan 2016

In a further step to merge its back office operations, Pernod Ricard will consolidate its Ricard and Pernod human resources divisions in France from 1 April.


Badet Clement buys more property in the Languedoc 25 Jan 2016

Burgungy-based negociant Badet Clement has purchased Domaine du Tresor in France's Languedoc region.


Remy predicts eau de vie price jump 22 Jan 2016

Remy Cointreau's CFO has warned that it "won't be a cheap year" for eau de vie as a revitalised Cognac industry competes for stock.


Chapoutier buys Provence winery 21 Jan 2016

Winery and negociant business Maison M Chapoutier has purchased Chateau des Ferrages in the Sainte Victoire appellation, Provence.  


Cognac sales accelerate for Remy Cointreau YTD 21 Jan 2016

Remy Cointreau has posted a strong Q3 to lift nine-month sales as Cognac continues to improve.


Remy Cointreau Q3 & YTD results - Preview 20 Jan 2016

Remy Cointreau will announce its nine-month and third-quarter results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks looks at the spirits producer's activities in the three months to the end of December:


Champagne AR Lenoble shuns technical terms 18 Jan 2016

Champagne AR Lenoble has taken the decision not to include increasingly fashionable disgorgement dates on its bottles because many drinkers don't understand them. 


Cognac confirms recovery as 2015 ends on a high 15 Jan 2016

Cognac export sales skyrocketed in the second half of last year to put the category back on track after a difficult few years.


Beam Suntory uses on-trade to bolster Courvoisier 14 Jan 2016

Beam Suntory has enlisted the global on-trade to add weight to its latest Courvoisier Cognac activation. 

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.