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Celebrating Beverage Brilliance! Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global beverage sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...

Swiss absinthe standoff ends: Génépi the next alpine battleground?

Swiss Val-de-Travers absinthe distillers have dropped their exclusive claim to ‘absinthe’ as a national Geographic Indication (GI) and will instead apply to protect the term ‘Absinthe Val-de-Travers’.

Chasing the elusive ‘Green Fairy’: Absinthe row erupts in Switzerland

Swiss absinthe producers from Val-de-Travers are attacking a Swiss federal court ruling that could deny their region a national monopoly on the terms ‘absinthe’, ‘fee verte’ and ‘la bleue’.

Not When Harry Met Sally…When Suntory bought Beam!

Suntory’s $16bn takeover of Beam Inc. shocked many industry insiders but the likes of Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Bacardi likely sighed with relief, according to Rabobank.

WINE GIANT STRUGGLING IN 'HIGHLY PRICE SENSITIVE' US MARKET - ANALYST

Treasury Wine Estates: ‘We’re not in discussions with Pernod Ricard to sell US assets’

Treasury Wine Estates insists it is not in talks with Pernod Ricard to sell its struggling US business after a 15% share price spike today followed news reports suggesting this...

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

‘You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Schweppes’: Fever-Tree CEO delivers $42m tonic

Fever-Tree CEO Charles Rolls insists Schweppes is no longer the ‘great old British company it was’ and insists the brand is scared by his firm’s giant steps in premium spirits...

CASE SALES VERSUS SCOTCH UNDERLINE POTENTIAL: JOHN QUINN, GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

'Sexy' Irish whiskey can shake Scotch monolith: Tullamore D.E.W

The world’s second-largest Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W insists the ‘sexy’ Irish whiskey category has immense potential as a rival to 'monolithic' Scotch sales.

EU spirits industry keen to tap ‘unfulfilled potential’ in Vietnam

spiritsEUROPE tells BeverageDaily.com that the EU is keen to seal a free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam to help members including Diageo, Beam Inc. and Pernod Ricard open up a...

FROM BALLANTINE'S BRASIL TO RE-DEFINING HOME COCKTAILS...

See inside…Pernod Ricard’s innovation locker

Pernod Ricard is blazing an NPD trail in terms of drinks and event spaces to celebrate what it calls the ‘conviviality of the future’. Here are our top 10 launches,...

'Suntory is willing to pay a significant premium to acquire growth overseas': Analyst

Born in the USA? Suntory strikes first real foothold with $16bn Beam

Suntory’s $16bn splurge to acquire Beam Inc. is significantly more than what rivals Diageo and Pernod Ricard would have paid for the bourbon giant, one analyst believes, but a seat...

WINE VISION 2013: WHAT CAN WINE BRANDS CAN LEARN FROM SPIRITS?

Absolut Vodka exec surprised by lack of wine packaging innovation

Absolut Vodka’s director of packaging development confesses he is surprised by the lack of innovation in wine packaging, and insists company size is no barrier to innovation.

Coke Misses Cut in Forbes List: Top 10 Most Innovative Beverage Firms

There’s no place for Coke in the Forbes 2013 list of The World’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies, with Starbucks leading the beverage pack above Pernod Ricard and Beam Inc.

Winning the rat race: Rodents drink Champagne for better brain health

Kings and royalty swear by it as an expensive luxury and now rats do too, as scientists suggest Champagne may combat memory loss linked to aging and brain disorders like...

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

‘The beverage pouch is no slouch!’ cries Datamonitor packaging guru

Packaging expert Andrew Streeter believes flexible beverage packaging has huge beverage potential given added functionality and demands for sustainability and cost reduction.

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky woe: ‘Ballantine’s is struggling…a bit’

Pernod Ricard executives admit that Top 13 brand Ballantine’s is struggling as the firm suffers from a global Scotch whisky slowdown across its business.

Scotch whisky’s 25% sales slump in France ‘quite surprising’: Analyst

Mintel analyst Chris Wisson tells BeverageDaily.com that a 2012 slump in Scotch whisky exports to France is ‘quite surprising’ but insists the category’s global future remains bright.

BUT MAJOR BRANDS CEO INSISTS ON FIRM'S 'OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE'

Diageo sues Missouri distributor Major Brands for ‘unacceptable’ performance

Diageo is suing its principal Missouri wines and spirits distributor Major Brands, alleging ‘unacceptable’ performance, but Major CEO Susan McCollum insists her firm has a long record of 'outstanding performance'...

Heineken silent on Finnish sale tattle but confirms JP Morgan strategic review link

Heineken has confirmed to BeverageDaily.com that it is working with JP Morgan as it begins a strategic review of its Finnish business, and PepsiCo licensee, Hartwall but refused to comment...

Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst

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...

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

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...

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Ardagh Group reveals brewing interest in unique Absolut vodka bottles

Mads Elming from Ardagh Group gives Ben Bouckley the lowdown on the development of the firm's eye-catching collaboration with Pernod Ricard's Absolut brand to create four million uniquely decorated vodka...

Pernod Ricard subsidiary slams Czech spirits ban

Pernod Ricard’s Czech subsidiary Jan Becher (JBKB) says the Czech government’s decision to ban all strong spirit sales in the country, following 20+ methanol-related deaths linked to local bootleg liquor,...

News in brief

'We are family': Pernod Ricard keeps new executive business cards close

Pernod Ricard has revealed plans to appoint Alexandre Ricard as its next chairman and CEO from January 2015, as it reshuffles its executive pack following the surprise death of his...

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

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.

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Shock death of chairman shakes Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard chairman Patrick Ricard, son of Paul who founded the French spirits company in 1932, died suddenly on August 17.