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The just-drinks analyst returns...

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts...

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 4%...

Martell growth turns Pernod attention to Chivas

In yesterday's fiscal-2017 results announcement, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard highlighted a return to growth for the group in China - somet...

Pernod Ricard FY fiscal-2017 results - Preview

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will release its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at t...

Latest Interviews

"I can see us getting Smirnoff into growth in the US next year" - Interview - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 27 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.


"Do you go and buy Chivas Regal at Lidl? I don't think so" - Interview, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' CEO, Jean-Noël Reynaud 5 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

In 2013, Belvedere entered administration after falling into debt thanks to its purchase of the Marie Brizard liqueurs brand. Four years later, the French spirits company - renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - is debt free. What's more, its William Peel Scotch whisky has just become the top-selling spirits brand in France. Couple that with an entry into China and you have a company back on the up. just-drinks spoke to Marie Brizard's CEO since 2014, Jean-Noël Reynaud, about how he has turned the firm around by shunning premiumisation, as well as the benefits of Brexit. We also asked: Whatever happened to Bruce Willis?

Latest News

India highway ban, Chinese New Year timing to impact Diageo's H1 2018 - trading update 20 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

Diageo has said it expects the ban of alcohol sales next to highways in India, as well as a later Chinese New Year, to impact its growth in the first half of fiscal-2018.


Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits faces headwinds as one-off props up profits in H1 2017 - results 20 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has a one-off property divestment to thank for bringing its half-year profits into the black.


Growth set to continue for Brick Brewing Co as H1 2018 shines - results 8 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

Brick Brewing Co has seen sales growth continue throughout the first half of its fiscal year, although squeezed margins and one-off costs in the period have affected the bottom line.


Pernod Ricard bemoans "muted" industry approach to pricing 5 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has expressed concern at the need to improve its group price/mix balance, after five of its six largest international brands posted negatives in the latest fiscal year.


Mistakes made in China, but increased spend to pull Chivas back - Pernod Ricard 5 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

The head of Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky unit has admitted the group "made mistakes" with the Chivas Regal brand in China in the most recent fiscal year.


Sales up mid-single-digits in FY-2017 as Distell looks to simplify structure - results 4 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

Distell has reported a rise in sales for its latest fiscal full-year, as the group looks to generate investment through a change in ownership structure.

Latest blogs

Boston Beer Co "just plain ugly" for TV money man 9 May 16

Andy Morton

Jim Cramer, the excitable host of stock-picker programme Mad Money on CNBC, turned his attention on US brewers last week, attempting to forecast which has the most potential for investors.


Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 14

Andy Morton

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.

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