Pernod Ricard

Portman Group panel tight-lipped after Diageo criticism

Portman Group panel tight-lipped after Diageo criticism

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The UK’s Portman Group has declined to comment after Diageo criticized a decision by the alcohol-funded body’s Independent Complaints Panel stating that a display used to drive impulse C-store sales of Smirnoff, Gordon’s and Bell’s spirits encouraged...

Two of United Spirits' leading brands (Picture Copyright: Diageo)

Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The potential upsides in Diageo’s potential acquisition of a majority stake in India's United Spirits (USL) are clear but achieving acceptable profitability from the business may be tricky, according to one analyst.

Pernod Ricard will splash cash on international not local brands

Pernod Ricard will splash cash on global brands after €103m sale

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Pernod Ricard has finalized the €103m sale of Danish akvavit brands Aalborg and Brøndums to Norway’s largest spirits producer Arcus-Gruppen following regulatory approval, and reaffirmed its focus on 14 international 'priority brands'.

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

By Ben Bouckley

Pernod Ricard admits that the effects of a hefty 2012 French VAT hike on spirits has ‘severely affected’ the fortunes of key brand Ricard and other aniseed spirits with 45%+ ABV.

Pernod Ricard steadies European ship

Pernod Ricard steadies European ship

By Ben Bouckley

French spirits giant Pernod Ricard has successfully grown European sales in 2010/11 after a worrying 5% slump last year, due to a “recovery in consumer spending”.

Jobs to go at Martell

Jobs to go at Martell

Martell, the latest priority brand to join the Pernod Ricard
stable, will see a quarter of its workforce axed in the coming
months, a move Pernod says is necessary to keep the company
competitive.

Results rise for Pernod

Results rise for Pernod

Pernod Ricard reported a higher-than-forecast jump in first-half
turnover on Tuesday and said it should easily reach its target of
10 per cent profit growth over the same period.

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