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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  02 September, 2016

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


"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.


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.


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

Published:  07 June, 2016

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


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


'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.


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?


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.