Search for Pernod Ricard SA and
    1. June 27, 2016

      Brexit uncertainty weighs on global groups with UK assets

      As dealing rooms around the world opened for business on Monday morning, traders were forced to react to a weekend of...

    2. June 14, 2016

      Beam Suntory: A volatile Japanese-US blend

      Just months after Suntory’s $16bn takeover of US spirits maker Beam in 2014, the chief executive of the Japanese whisky...

    Special Reports

    1. The Business of Whisky

      After a decade of strong growth - in which producers invested in new distilleries or e...
    2. Latin American Brands

      With economies slowing, unemployment and debt burdens rising, many households are unde...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Euro credit: today it's breakfast & doughnut bonds

      Another day another flood of bonds issued in Europe. This morning breakfast bonds, doughnut bonds and boozy bonds are...

    2. April 21, 2016

      Rémy v Pernod: defining recovery

      For a decade, much of the growth at global spirits companies came from China. This in turn was largely driven by...

    3. March 11, 2016

      Fewer young drinkers sobers the industry

      Some say it is about ethnicity and religion. Others say it is because tuition fees have made life’s luxuries less...

    4. February 11, 2016

      Pernod Ricard sees strong demand in US despite troubles in China

      Shares in Pernod Ricard had their biggest one-day drop in almost six months on Thursday as the French drinks group said...

    5. February 11, 2016

      Pernod Ricard: back in the USA

      First came the Brics. Then their successors, the “next 11,” the Civets and the Mints. And if you are running a global...

    6. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Pernod Ricard still troubled in China, helped by US and UK

      Strong demand in the US, Spain and the UK helped French spirits maker Pernod Ricard to grow sales 3 per cent in the...

    7. January 31, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Castro on trade mission to Paris

      Raúl Castro, the Cuban president, visits Paris on Monday as part of a diplomatic push by the communist-run nation to...

    8. December 19, 2015

      Distillers try to keep one step ahead of the counterfeiters

      It causes poisoning in eastern Europe. In South Africans, nearly 3 litres of contraband is drunk a year. It features...

    9. December 19, 2015

      A revival in fortunes for Irish whiskey

      Stephen Teeling has whiskey in his blood. Before he takes a visitor on a tour of the new distillery he and his brother...

    10. December 19, 2015

      Enthusiasm for single malt lifts slowing demand

      The Ardnamurchan whisky distillery sits on a remote sea loch in Scotland’s far west, at a point where the Highlands...

    11. September 23, 2015

      Cuban rum: Battle for authenticity plays out

      “Would the ‘real’ brand please stand up?” That is a complicated question at the best of times. But when the brand is...

    12. August 30, 2015

      Luxury groups wait on Chinese stock take

      For western producers of expensive drinks, clothes and handbags, doing business in China is no longer a life of luxury....

    13. August 28, 2015

      Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

      On the rocks, or straight? As you pour a stiff drink after another week of market volatility, spare a thought for the...

    14. August 27, 2015

      Pernod Ricard misses forecasts despite rise in profits

      Pernod Ricard missed full-year profit forecasts as the world’s second-largest spirits group by sales reported a softer...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Big money lies behind fight for Havana Club rum

      There is bird song in the grounds of Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club distillery in Cuba. In the warehouse, rum is mellowing...

    16. June 22, 2015

      French group develops a nose for future global sales of Scotch

      Pernod Ricard has opened a £25m whisky distillery in Scotland, shrugging off worries about the future of the sector...

    17. June 15, 2015

      Thaw in US-Cuba relations heightens business expectations

      There is a new entry among Cuba’s roll of important dates. Alongside Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement and the...

    18. June 2, 2015

      Pernod Ricard: Absolut or relative?

      Pernod Ricard wants to persuade drinkers that it is worth paying extra for whisky that has spent 18 years in a barrel...

    19. June 2, 2015

      Pernod shares slide on profit margin worries

      Shares in Pernod Ricard fell more than 4 per cent on Tuesday as the French spirits group said that difficult...

    20. February 18, 2015

      Pernod Ricard chief takes aim at ‘craft’ spirits

      Alexandre Ricard has been chief executive of Pernod Ricard for barely a week, but he is already stirring things up at...

    21. February 12, 2015

      China’s changing tastes mean mixed fortunes for luxury brands

      New mood in China For Europe’s upmarket fashion and spirits brands, doing business in China in recent years has been...

    22. February 12, 2015

      Pernod Ricard hit by China’s consumption crackdown

      Pernod Ricard said that its operating profit during the last six months of 2014 remained flat as the Paris-based drinks...

    23. February 2, 2015

      Albert Frère to step down from GBL

      Albert Frère, Belgium’s richest man and the longstanding chief executive of conglomerate Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, is...

    24. December 23, 2014

      Vodka: in need of a shot

      Guests around? Time to open the drinks cabinet and dust off those exotic bottles that have been lurking at the back for...

    25. December 4, 2014

      The business guru: Patrick Thomas, former chief executive of Hermès

      Patrick Thomas began his career in 1969 at International Telephone & Telegraph, a global manufacturing company based in...

    26. November 27, 2014

      Rémy: Cointreau-cyclical

      Perhaps it is the dichroic effect. The decanter made for Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition is...

    27. November 20, 2014

      Drinks groups push for inclusion in simplified India tax system

      Global companies in India’s alcoholic drinks sector are lobbying to avoid exclusion from a proposed goods and services...

    28. October 23, 2014

      Gucci slowdown holds back Kering growth

      Sales at luxury brand Gucci were weaker than expected during the third quarter, dragging down otherwise resilient...

    29. October 16, 2014

      Diageo aims to reverse China fortunes with new whisky

      Images of David Beckham clutching a tumbler of Haig Club, a new scotch, will be seen in China next month when Diageo,...

    30. September 8, 2014

      William Grant swallows up Drambuie

      Scottish distiller William Grant & Sons swallowed up Drambuie, the whisky-based liqueur, saying it aimed to bring a new...

    31. September 3, 2014

      Pernod Ricard steps up Russia exports

      Pernod Ricard, producer of Absolut vodka and Chivas Regal whisky, is ramping up exports of its brands to Russia in...

    32. August 28, 2014

      Pernod Ricard: flagging spirits

      Drinks maker Pernod Ricard has a lot of debt. It is not excessive – not maxed-out-credit-card high or...

    33. July 30, 2014

      Challenges for business in Scottish independence, says Barclays

      A vote for Scottish independence in September’s referendum could have a modestly negative impact on the UK stock...

    34. July 28, 2014

      L’Oréal make-up goes virtual for selfie age

      Make-up Genius app: how it works L’Oréal’s board meeting last month turned into a raucous affair when Jean-Paul Agon,...

    35. May 21, 2014

      Sale of Drambuie to tap thirst for heritage brands

      Drambuie, the Scottish liqueur that kept up the spirits of Bonnie Prince Charlie, is to be sold for the first time in a...

    36. May 20, 2014

      Treasury Wine: the wrath of grapes

      A fine name with a good heritage, although recent vintages have had a sour aftertaste. Still, poor tasting notes have...

    37. April 20, 2014

      China ‘erotic sector’ crackdown threatens global cognac industry

      China’s crackdown on the “erotic sector” as part of an official anti-extravagance drive is posing a serious threat to...

    38. April 17, 2014

      Diageo and Rémy lower Europe’s spirits

      Diageo fell sharply and to the bottom of the FTSE 100 on Thursday after reporting weaker than expected quarterly sales...

    Search for Pernod Ricard SA and