Louise Ryan, managing director of Pernod Ricard’s Gin Hub, believes that market share can be the measurement of success for the company during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spirits giant Pernod Ricard has announced a -9.5% sales decline for FY20 due to the impacts of Covid-19 in the on-trade.

Pernod Ricard will reopen its Beefeater and Plymouth Gin distilleries to the public for tours this week.

Pernod Ricard now expects the decline in full-year profits to be less severe than initially anticipated as a result of cost control and resilient sales.

Pernod Ricard has become the latest major company to halt advertising on Facebook and Twitter in a bid to stop the spread of hatred and misinformation.

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with the United Nations to offer a series of free online training modules to help budding bartenders become mixology maestros.

Pernod Ricard has revealed a 15% organic decline in sales for the three months to March 31.

Pernod Ricard has pledged Rs 15 crore ($2 million) to boost healthcare facilities across India as it prepares to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

Members of the British drinks trade that have lost their income due to the coronavirus outbreak can apply for a one-off grant worth £250 this week.

Pernod Ricard has released a revised outlook for the 2020 financial year in light of the effects that COVID-19 is having on the drinks industry.

Pernod Ricard has made significant investment in Italian liqueur brand Italicus while De Kuyper Royal Distillers has sold its shares.

Pernod Ricard has bought a stake in Japanese gin brand Ki No Bi for an undisclosed fee.

Pernod Ricard has completed the acquisition of Castle Brands by a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, through a cash tender offer followed by a short-form merger.

Global travel retail could be at a tipping point, according to the head of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail.

Pernod Ricard has announced that Laurent Fresnet, currently head winemaker at Champagne Henriot, will be G.H. Mumm’s new chef de cave.

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new head office in Glasgow city centre.

Pernod Ricard has reported sales of €9,182m (6% organic growth) for the  full year 2018/19 plus +8.7% organic growth in PRO (proft on recurring operations.

Pernod Ricard, has announced the official breaking ground on the site of China’s first malt whisky distillery in Sichuan province, the first distillery from an international spirits and wine group.

A recent complaint about Pernod Ricard UK’s Jameson Irish whiskey Barrelback on-trade promotion was upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. 

Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of Texas-based Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co, maker of super premium American whiskey.

The Irish Whiskey Association has responded to claims that its Geographical Indication and Technical File is in danger of dumbing down’ the category.

Pernod Ricard USA, through its New Brand Ventures division, has acquired a majority share of Rabbit Hole Whiskey which is produced and based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Employees from Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard came together last week to collect plastic from beaches and river paths in Scotland and London.

Pernod Ricard UK has confirmed two senior appointments within the gin branch of its business, The Gin Hub.

Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with Biggar & Leith for the acquisition of the Italian super-premium gin brand Malfy.

26 February, 2019

"Be A Convivialist!”

Pernod Ricard is monitoring the legalisation of cannabis in the US and Canada with the potential of adding a cannabis-based product to its portfolio in the future.

Alexandre Ricard, the chief executive officer of Pernod Ricard SA, has little room for maneuver, says Bloomberg reporters Thomas Buckley and Scott Deveau.

Pernod Ricard has announced ‘very good’ financial results for the first half of FY19 with organic sales up 7.8%.

Irish Distillers has announced a €150m investment in its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet demand for its products.

Pernod Ricard CEO Alexandre Ricard said the company will wait to see how cannabis legalisation effects the sales of premium spirits before investing in the emerging industry.

Wild Geese Irish Whiskey founder André Levy believes that the Irish whiskey category needs to be diversified following the Pernod Ricard FY18 results.

Pernod Ricard sales for FY18 totalled €8,987m, down -0.3% on FY17 while organic sales growth accelerated to +6.0% from +3.6% last year.

Pat Venning, global marketing director for Chivas Brothers believes that its primary Scotch portfolio has a “good future” despite global premiumisation.

Yoma Strategic Holdings and Pernod Ricard have formed a joint venture company to focus on the production and distribution of whisky in Myanmar.

Chivas 18 gets rebrand

04 June, 2018

Chivas Regal has re-branded its 18 year-old blend, one of the largest international blended Scotch expressions, with immediate effect to reflect its 'super-premium' position.

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the death of an employee at its Midleton Distillery in Cork, who has been named locally as Dominic Knowles.

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey have increased 12% in the first half of the 2018 financial year to become Pernod Ricard’s joint largest whiskey brand in terms of volume.

Tequila sales are beginning to increase globally as Pernod Ricard, Bacardí and Diageo position themselves to profit from the trend.

Pernod Ricard has renewed its partnership with the Erasmus Students Network on raising awareness of responsible drinking for students within Europe.

Bacardi has issued a statement in response to Pernod Ricard’s claim that the new Havana Club “Forever Cuban” campaign is ‘misleading’.

Brands Report: Irish Whiskey

08 January, 2018

The growing Irish Whiskey category gets its first page to itself this year. Hamish Smith explains why

Brands Report: Vodka

04 January, 2018

There’s been little change in the best sellers, with the top brands all holding, says Hamish Smith

Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s invited DI to Linn House, its home in Keith, Scotland for a tour of its malt distilleries following the launch of its new Single Malt series.

India, along with China, is a huge opportunity for spirits brands, according to two senior Pernod Ricard executives.

Pernod Ricard has achieved more than €9 billion in sales for its financial year 2016/17.

Pernod Ricard has recorded a +3.6% organic sales growth for the 2017 financial year and a +22% free cash flow growth.

Pernod Ricard USA’s New Brand Ventures division, has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal.

Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with the Glenallachie Consortium, comprising Billy Walker, Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage, for the sale of the Scottish distillery Glenallachie.

Pernod Ricard UK has announced that Philip Ainsworth, current marketing director of Wyborowa Pernod Ricard, has been made its new marketing director.

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Happy customers across the UK enjoyed their first pints and non-homemade cocktails at the start of July as its hospitality sector reopened after months of lockdown. But normal service has hardly resumed.

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