Blog: Andy MortonPress pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private

Andy Morton | 28 August 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.

The rest of the time was taken up by CEO Pierre Pringuet and his heir-apparent Alex Ricard reading out a (very) detailed account of the year's performance. 

So why the truncated Q&A, which is surely of far more interest to the world's listening media? According to Pernod, it's no conspiracy. Apparently the French journalists, who make up the vast majority of the press pack that attend the Paris results conference, all have one-on-one's with senior management after the call. They'd be crazy to air their questions in public, where fellow hacks can appropriate the answers. 

It seem that instead of Pernod having something to hide, it's the media that's playing coy here.

Sectors: Company results, Spirits, Wine

Companies: Pernod Ricard

BLOG

Heineken brings commercial know-how to new recruitment drive

Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at...

BLOG

Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot....

BLOG

Bacardi's ice cube of information

I was full of questions yesterday when reading our news story about Bacardi's Martini Smart Cube. An ice cube-shaped device that can provide real-time information about its consumer? How? What? Why? H...

NEWS

Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Port Cask Reserve - Product Launch

Casa Cuervo is set to release the second expression in its Steamship Collection....

BLOG

Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip....

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?