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Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO - Part I 11 Feb 2015

This week sees Pernod Ricard switch its CEO, with Alexandre Ricard replacing Pierre Pringuet in the hot seat. With Pringuet retiring, just-drinks met up with him one last time to look back at his near 30-year career with the French wine and spirits group.

Remy, dead cats and the power of China's new year 23 Jan 2015

Has Remy Cointreau bitten off more than it can chew?

Focus - Remy Cointreau's YTD Performance by Brand 22 Jan 2015

Rémy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales but trends looked to improve as there was stabilisation in Asia-Pacific. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the nine months to the end of December.

just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride 23 Dec 2014

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt it owed. Since then, the firm - which has Bruce Willis as a minority shareholder - has endured a roller coaster of fortunes in its bid to stay afloat.

Focus - Remy Cointreau's H1 Performance by Brand 16 Oct 2014

Remy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales after another weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the six months to the end of September.

Latest News

Alsace wine exports rise in 2014 13 Mar 2015

Exports of Alsace wines posted solid growth in volume and value last year, according to figures obtained by just-drinks from the CIVA.

Remy Cointreau places EUR80m of bonds 2 Mar 2015

Rémy Cointreau has privately placed EUR80m (US$90m) worth of bonds with an insurance company.

Pernod Ricard sends Martell Mumm PJ head to Asia 26 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard has announced a spate of executive changes that will see the chief of its Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet division move to head up operations in Asia.

Boisset takes majority control of Henri Maire 25 Feb 2015

Boisset Family Estates has increased its stake in French counterpart Henri Maire from the 34% it took a year ago to 51%.

Carlsberg to EUR12m spend at Kronenbourg brewery 24 Feb 2015

Carlsberg-owned Brasseries Kronenbourg is to invest EUR12m this year at its brewery in Obernai, in eastern France in order to adapt production facilities to an ever- expanding range of beers.

Pernod's Martell Gallienne distillery - video 20 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard's Cognac brand Martell is marking its 300th anniversary this year. Last week, Andy Morton visited Martell's biggest distillery, Gallienne, in Cognac to speak with Martell brand ambassador Hugo Gallimard and check out the mood ahead of a year of celebrations.

US thirst for Provence rose wines continues 20 Feb 2015

Exports of rosé wines from Provence to the US jumped significantly last year, according to recent figures.

China demand boosts Languedoc-Roussillon exports 19 Feb 2015

The French wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon has seen record exports in 2014, with sales driven by China, according to new figures.

Belvedere "back in the race" despite FY sales dip 16 Feb 2015

Belvédère has forecast a profitable future after releasing full-year sales for 2014 that were down by 4.1% on the prior year.

French wine, spirits exports continue decline 13 Feb 2015

Wine and spirits exports from France have posted their second consecutive year of decline, according to latest figures.

Latest blogs

Is pisco preparing to make some noise? 19 Feb 2015

Business is booming at copper pot still makers Chalvignac - you can tell from the loud noise coming from its factory floor in the French town of Jarnac-Champagne.

Blend it like Ballantine's? Pernod offers travellers interactive 'experience' 2 Jan 2015

With Travel Retail becoming increasingly important to drinks firms it's no surprise that the means to attract consumers are becoming more sophisticated.

Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 2014

Does Pernod Ricard have something to hide? In a press conference after the release of full-year results today, only a quarter of the 100 minutes were given over to questions from journalists.