Pernod Ricard sales grow 11% in Q1

Pernod Ricard has released its sales and results for Q1 FY23, with sales totalling €3,308 million and an organic growth of +11%.

Pernod Ricard to acquire majority stake in Código 1530

Strengthening its agave portfolio, Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of a majority shareholding of Código 1530 Tequila, a range of ultra-premium tequila.

Pernod Ricard sales increase 17% in FY22

Pernod Ricard has released its FY22 Results, showing that sales grew organically by 17% in 2022, equalling €10.7m, with sales growing by double digits across each of its regions and spirit categories.

Elixir Distillers to buy Pernod Ricard’s Tormore Distillery

Elixir Distillers has signed an agreement to buy the Tormore distillery and brand from Pernod Ricard.

Pernod Ricard reports strong H1 growth

Surging demand for premium spirits powered Pernod Ricard’s 17% year-on-year sales growth in the six months to December 31, 2021.

Pernod Ricard sells armagnac brands to Alexander Stein's Cloudsweeper

Pernod Ricard has completed the sale of a majority stake in Société des Produits d’Armagnac (SPA) to Cloudsweeper, an entity owned by entrepreneur Alexander Stein.

Pernod Ricard unveils China malt distillery The Chuan

Pernod Ricard has unveiled its new $150m malt whisky distillery called The Chuan in Emeishan, China.

Pernod Ricard buys The Whisky Exchange

Spirits giant Pernod Ricard has signed an agreement to acquire The Whisky Exchange from founders Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh.

Pernod Ricard to acquire The Whisky Exchange

Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of online retailer The Whisky Exchange for an undisclosed fee.

Pernod Ricard invests in Luc Belaire producer Sovereign Brands

Pernod Ricard has taken a minority stake in the New York-based wine and spirits producer Sovereign Brands.

Pernod Ricard declares +9.7% organic sales growth FY21

Pernod Ricard has announced organic sales growth of +9.7% for FY21 totalling €8,824m with increased sales in all regions.

Pernod Ricard UK launches wine brand for dog lovers

Pernod Ricard UK has launched Leaps & Bounds, a new range of Australian wines inspired by dogs.

Pernod Ricard sees 1.7% organic growth for first nine months of FY21

Pernod Ricard’s global sales have seen a 1.7% organic growth for the first nine months of FY21 which totalled €6,941m.

Pernod Ricard launches Ballantine's Light and Beefeater Light

Pernod Ricard has ramped up its focus on the low-alcohol category by launching 20% abv variants of Ballantine’s Scotch whisky and Beefeater gin.

Pernod Ricard recovery gathers pace in Q1

Resilient off-trade sales in the USA and Europe helped Pernod Ricard rally during the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

Former Pernod Ricard execs create botanical rum

Former Pernod Ricard executives Laurent Lacassagne and Patrick Venning have launched a botanical rum after setting up a micro-distillery in London’s Brixton Market.

Pernod Ricard reopens Beefeater and Plymouth Gin distilleries

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

Pernod Ricard improves outlook for full-year profits

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 boycotts Facebook and builds app to combat social media abuse

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 launches free online bartender courses via UN partnership

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 India pledges Rs 15 cr to support COVID-19 fight

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

Pernod Ricard launches first global corporate campaign

"Be A Convivialist!”

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Pernod posts best growth since before recession

Pernod Ricard has achieved its highest-level of growth since before the global recession, thanks to strong sales in Asia and a rallying performance in mature markets.  

Alexandre Ricard steps up

Pernod Ricard has announced board changes, following the sudden death of Patrick Ricard, which sees Alexandre Ricard step up preparation to become chairman and CEO in January 2015.

Ballantine’s 40 Year Old rolls out

Pernod Ricard's whisky and gin arm Chivas Brothers has rolled out Ballantine’s 40 Year Old across "significant" Asian markets.

Patrick Ricard: a generation passes

I think anyone who met Patrick Ricard will be saddened by the news that he has passed away. I can't speak about what he was like to work with but I met him several times and I liked him.  

Patrick Ricard dies aged 67

Patrick Ricard the titular head of the Pernod Ricard family, has died. He was 67. Cause of death has not been disclosed but it is believed to be a heart attack.

Jacob’s Creek in major UK chat show sponsorship

Jacob’s Creek, the leading Australian wine brand, is to sponsor the UK’s leading chat show.

Pernod expands US headquarters

Pernod Ricard USA is to move its US headquarters to Park Avenue in Manhattan.

UK: Pernod appoints new wine director

Pernod Ricard UK has promoted Chris Ellis to the role of commercial director of wines, with effect from July 1, 2012. 

Malibu Sunshine to rise in spring

Pernod Ricard has announced the launch of Malibu Sunshine, a citrus edition of the rum and coconut liqueur.

Pernod Ricard UK announces initiative to drive premium wine sales

Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled an initiative titled ‘Building Premium Wine Brands’, to bring growth back to the UK light wine sector.

Absolut London makes timely arrival

Pernod Ricard UK is hoping the release of Absolut London in time for the Olympics and the Queen’s diamond jubilee will lift sales of the brand by 10%.

Pernod launches special edition Martell cognac

Pernod Ricard has launched a new expression of its Martell cognac to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Martell Cordon Bleu. Cordon Bleu Centenary limited edition has launched in Asia duty free.

Pernod Ricard and Southern strike Washington deal

Pernod Ricard USA has announced the appointment of Southern Wine & Spirits of America as its spirits and wine distributor in the state of Washington.

Pernod Ricard UK announces senior appointments

Pernod Ricard UK has announced the following senior appointments within its executive committee and senior management group with immediate effect.

Pernod rolls out Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to US

Pernod Ricard will release Irish whiskey Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to the US in February, following the expression’s September launch to Ireland, Germany and France.

Pernod targets US for Absolut Gräpevine and Miami

Pernod Ricard has furthered its line of Absolut Vodka flavours with the launch of Miami and Gräpevine to the US market.

Pernod and Ne-Yo join forces for Malibu Red

Pernod Ricard USA has announced a tie-up with US R&B artist Ne-Yo for the launch of Malibu Red, a liqueur made from rum and tequila. 

Irish Distillers launches Jameson Black Barrel

Irish Distillers launched the latest expression of its leading Irish whiskey brand, Jameson, in a 'softly softly' roll out in Brooklyn last night.

Pernod announces staff shuffle

Pernod Ricard has announced a number of staff changes.

Pernod looks to Americas to overtake Diageo

Pernod Ricard is pinning hopes of further growth on the US, central and South America to undermine Diageo’s position as the number one drinks company in the world.

Pernod finance md underlines importance of emerging markets

The importance of the so-called emerging markets such as those in China, India, was underlined by the Pernod Ricard management  team in individual briefings in London today (Tuesday September 6), following the announcement of the group’s annual results last week.

Pernod Ricard signs joint venture with Tequila Avión

Pernod Ricard has announced a joint venture with Tequila Avión to produce and promote the ‘ultra-premium’ tequila brand Avión.

Pernod announces jobs shake-up

Irish Distillers CEO Alexandre Ricard (pictured) is to leave his post to join Pernod’s group general management team in Paris.

Pernod sells Georgian company

Pernod Ricard has announced the disposal, by its affiliate Pernod Ricard Europe, of its shares in Georgian Wine and Spirits LLC to JSC Marussia (Georgia).

Chivas launches gin website

Chivas Brothers, the premium gin and scotch whisky arm of Pernod Ricard, has launched a gin website, www.ginandtales.com.