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Interview, Part 2: Pernod Ricard’s Paul Duffy

In the second part of our interview with Paul Duffy, the Pernod Ricard North America chairman and CEO discusses the recent acquisition of craft distiller Smooth Ambler, as well as the company’s efforts in the rising Cognac and Tequila categories. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 15, 2017

Interview: Binny’s Brett Pontoni Discusses The Brown Spirits Boom

Chicago-based retail giant Binny’s Beverage Depot has placed a big bet on brown spirits over recent years, building up its inventory of mainstream, craft and rare offerings, and investing in its Whiskey Hotline, manned by a dedicated staff of full-time professionals. With its Scotch, Bourbon and Cognac sales surging, the 35-store chain is now seeing brown spirits enthusiasm extend to Armagnac, American brandy and rum. SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently caught up with Binny’s spirits buyer Brett Pontoni to talk trends in the booming brown spirits arena. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 22, 2017

Pernod’s U.S. Upswing Continues In First Quarter, With Sales Rising Nearly 5%

Pernod Ricard followed up solid U.S. sales growth in its last fiscal year with a strong first quarter (ending September 30). Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 20, 2016

Cognac On Pace To Hit Major Milestones In U.S. Market This Year

Heading into the spirits market’s crucial holiday selling period, the high-flying Cognac category shows no signs of slowing down. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 10, 2016

Pernod Ricard Sees Improvement In U.S., With Full Year Sales Up 4%

After a flat performance in the U.S. market a year ago, Pernod Ricard has regained forward momentum, posting a 4% rise in net U.S. sales for its full fiscal year through June. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 1, 2016

Hennessy Following Up Banner Year With Continued Expansion In 2016

Hennessy recently celebrated its 250th anniversary, but the Cognac brand is growing so quickly in the U.S. market that its performance resembles that of a hot new product. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 26, 2016

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