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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  02 September, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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"Encouraging" growth at Pernod Ricard

Published:  01 September, 2016

French spirits maker Pernod Ricard has reported topline growth thanks to its presence in Spain and the US.

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Pernod Ricard UK MD announces departure

Published:  28 June, 2016

Pernod Ricard UK managing director, Denis O'Flynn, has announced he will be leaving the group at the end of September.

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Insights: How glassware plays a strarring role in the cocktail craze

Published:  07 June, 2016

As the cocktail craze shows no signs of slowing Harpers.co.uk talks to some of London's top bartenders about creativity in serves and how the vessel is playing a starring role.

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Major work to be done in Diageo's emerging markets

Published:  06 June, 2016

Leading drinks producer Diageo has dropped its previous objective of obtaining 50% of its revenues from emerging markets by 2015 due to flagging growth in key emerging markets.

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Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers sell Paddy Irish Whiskey to US company

Published:  18 May, 2016

Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers have finalised the sale of Paddy Irish Whiskey, to US family-owned drinks company Sazerac.

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Dip in Q3 sales at Pernod Ricard

Published:  21 April, 2016

Growth for the third quarter of the fiscal year at Pernod Ricard is down 3% due to shrinking demand in China and an earlier Chinese New Year.

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Profile: Denis O'Flynn, Pernod Ricard

Published:  07 March, 2016

intDenis O'Flynn, managing director of Pernod Ricard, brings with him a clear strategy, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the industry - what could be better?

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Pernod Ricard launches Jacob's Creek Sun Craft range targeting millennials

Published:  17 February, 2016

Pernod Ricard announced that it is planning on launching a new Jacob's Creak wine range called Sun Craft the will be targeting millennials and is expected to launch in March or April in the UK.

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Insights: On-trade needs to embrace social media to drive footfall and sales

Published:  28 January, 2016

There is a promising shift in the role of social media in the on-trade, but are pubs and bars missing out on a lucrative sales opportunity?

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Strong sales figures from Pernod Ricard add to pressure on Diageo

Published:  22 October, 2015

Pernod Ricard is reporting solid growth for the three months to September 30, 2015, according to figures released today.

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Glenlivet opts for peated cask finish for latest Nàdurra series release

Published:  07 October, 2015

Pernod Ricard's Glenlivet single malt has launched the third expression of its Nàdurra cask finish range.

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Absolut puts classics with a twist under spotlight in digital campaign

Published:  30 September, 2015

Absolut vodka is launching a new Taste Perfection brand marketing platform focusing on classic vodka cocktails such as the Bloody Mary and Cosmopolitan.

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Jameson links with craft brewer for limited edition Irish whiskey

Published:  23 September, 2015

An Irish whiskey from casks that have previously held a craft brewer's stout has been launched by Jameson.

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Revamped Absolut vodka bottle heads to global markets

Published:  07 September, 2015

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new-look bottle for Absolut vodka, the first redesign for the brand in over 30 years.

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Champagne provides some fizz for Pernod Ricard as annual sales nudge ahead by 2%

Published:  27 August, 2015

Champagne and Irish whiskey were among the main drivers of global growth for Pernod Ricard in 2014/15, though the spirits giant turned in only a modest overall sales increase of 2%. The company described the performance as "solid".

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Bryant takes the hot seat as chief winemaker for Jacob's Creek

Published:  12 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard has appointed Ben Bryant as chief winemaker for its Jacob's Creek Australian wine brand, replacing Bernard Hickin, who will retire in June 2016.

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'No reason' UK gin exports can't match Scotch whisky's £4 billion says environment secretary

Published:  10 August, 2015

The environment secretary Elizabeth Truss has said the UK government has ambitions to help the gin industry match the UK's whisky exports, which topped £4 billion in 2014.

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Insight: Pernod Ricard's new chief Alexandre Ricard outlines his strategy for greatness

Published:  10 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard's new chief Alexandre Ricard wants to conquer the world with conviviality. But are the two things compatible?

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Gin Guild survey: Six out of 10 on-trade customers ask for a gin by brand name

Published:  23 July, 2015

A survey conducted for The Gin Guild by One Poll showed that almost two-thirds of on-trade customers (62%) ask for a specific gin by name rather than settling for the generic house gin when ordering a G&T. The results suggest half request tonic by name too.

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