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"We're looking for brands that can bring new growth opportunities to the group" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part I 17 Sep 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard reported its results for fiscal-2019, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the year rose by 6%, although the group's key US market came in flat. Earlier this month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with CFO Hélène de Tissot in London, following the company's presentation on its most recent performance. In part one of this exclusive two-part interview, we look at de Tissot's experiences in Asia and in the M&A arena, and discuss some of the macro-economic challenges facing the likes of Pernod.

Plugged in, amped up - music festivals are the perfect stage for brand creativity - Consumer Trends 10 Sep 2019

As the summer in the UK rumbles to a close and autumn takes over, I’m packing up my festival kit once more. Away goes the tent and the thankfully-unused wellington boots, unlikely to be unearthed again until the weather warms up again next year.

Why Gen Z's interest in health & wellness should boost soft drinks innovation around Asian ingredients - Comment 5 Sep 2019

This month, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the driving forces behind flavour migration in Asia-Pacific.

Does moderate alcohol consumption in later life reduce the risk of mortality? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 232 4 Sep 2019

There are well-known problems inherent in most observational studies of alcohol and health. As well as having to rely on self-reporting of intake, these include single-time point consumption assessments, inadequate confounder adjustments, accounting for reverse causation, selection bias, short follow-up, residual confounding and lacking information on chronic health conditions that may mediate the association between alcohol consumption and mortality.

Why do consumers find wine so... boring? - Comment 3 Sep 2019

Our resident wine commentator, Chris Losh, has spent some time on 'the other side'. He's returned from his recent visit to the spirits world armed with some challenging advice for the wine trade.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 13 Sep 2019

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.

Bacardi continues ‘Sound of Rum’ campaign with ASMR-like bar noises - video 12 Sep 2019

Bacardi has launched a Europe-wide video for its music campaign Sound of Rum in support of its namesake brand.

EU deadline for attached bottle caps too strict - Union of European Soft Drinks Associations 11 Sep 2019

A European beverage trade group has warned that a 2024 deadline for a EU regulation requiring attached caps on single-use plastic bottles is too ambitious.

Flor de Cana Rum’s V Generaciones - Product Launch 11 Sep 2019

Nicaragua's Flor de Cana has released an "ultra-luxury" rum expression.

Edrington calls halt to Americas third-party distribution in Travel Retail 10 Sep 2019

Edrington's Americas unit is to end third-party distribution agreements in a move that will affect Illva Saronno, Sazarac and Tito's Handmade Vodka owner Fifth Generation.

Beam Suntory creates RTD executive post, appoints Olga Osminkina-Jones 9 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has appointed a former Heineken and PepsiCo executive as its first chief RTD officer.

Proximo Spirits partners with UK artist Kojey Radical for limited-edition 1800 Tequila range 9 Sep 2019

Proximo Spirits has launched three limited-edition 1800 Tequila bottles in a collaboration with a UK artist.

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 6 Sep 2019

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.

The Coca-Cola Co to sponsor UEFA Euro 2020 6 Sep 2019

The Coca-Cola Co will be the official non-alcoholic beverage sponsor for next year's UEFA Euro, the football tournament for European national sides.

British Soft Drinks Association attacks study linking soft drinks to early death 5 Sep 2019

A UK soft drinks trade group has dismissed a World Health Organisation study that links the consumption of soda, including diet beverages, to early deaths.