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Brown-Forman upbeat despite tough Q1 - Analysis

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Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - data

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Carlsberg's door is open for guidance upgrades

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Latest Interviews

"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

Olly Wehring

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.


"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019 5 Sep 2019

Olly Wehring

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.

Latest News

Sales dip for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits as strategy switch hits H1 - results data 20 Sep 19

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has blamed a change in strategy for a near-2% decline in sales from the first half of this year.


Diageo confident on full-year performance, but tariff dangers loom 19 Sep 19

Olly Wehring

Diageo has maintained its mid-single-digit sales growth forecast for the current fiscal year, but warned that "significant changes to global trade policy" could hamper performance in the 12 months to the end of June 2020.


Global trade "uncertainty has notched up a little bit" - Pernod Ricard CEO 30 Aug 19

Andy Morton

The US/China trade row and Brexit have upped uncertainty in the alcohol industry, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard has warned, although the company is well-placed to absorb any risks.


How did Pernod Ricard perform in fiscal-2019? - results data 29 Aug 19

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has reported a second consecutive quarter of slightly softening growth, with sales in the final three months of the group's fiscal-2019 rising by 5%.


How did Brown-Forman perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data 28 Aug 19

Olly Wehring

A strong showing in its home market has failed to offset the damage inflicted by the global tariff war on Brown-Forman, with fiscal first-quarter sales signalling a halt to recent growth for the US-based group.


How did Distell perform in fiscal-2019? - results data 28 Aug 19

Olly Wehring

Distell Group has ended its fiscal-2019 with a healthy second half contributing to a 9.4% full-year sales improvement on the corresponding 12 months a year earlier.



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