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Interview, Part Two: Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard

In Part Two of Impact’s exclusive interview with Alex Ricard, Pernod Ricard’s new CEO discusses his plans to revitalize Absolut and Chivas Regal in the U.S. market, and touches on the company’s flurry of activity in its wine business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 27, 2015

Interview, Part One: Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard

Although Alex Ricard took the helm of Pernod Ricard only last month, the 42-year-old has an intimate knowledge of the business. Ricard, the grandson of company co-founder Paul Ricard and the nephew of former chairman and CEO Patrick Ricard, joined the Paris-based drinks marketer in 2003, taking a position in the audit and development department. In 2008, after holding several different posts around the globe, he became CEO of Pernod subsidiary Irish Distillers. In 2011, Ricard joined Pernod’s executive board and was named managing director of the company’s distribution network. The following year, he officially became heir apparent to longtime chief executive Pierre Pringuet when he was appointed deputy CEO and COO. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2015

Exclusive: Value Growth Among The World’s Top 100 Spirits Brands

Impact’s exclusive report on the world’s 100 most valuable spirits brands in 2014 reveals that the flavor craze that has contributed to vodka’s growth for over a decade has essentially shifted to whiskies and liqueurs. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 12, 2015

Pernod Ricard Shuffles Senior Global Executives

With Alexandre Ricard taking the helm as chairman and chief executive of Pernod Ricard earlier this month, the French drinks giant has announced a slate of other top executive appointments. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2015

News Briefs for February 24, 2015

•Pernod Ricard is launching a new extension to its Chivas Regal Scotch whisky brand in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 24, 2015

News Briefs for February 17, 2015

•Fresh rumors of an AB InBev play for SABMiller surfaced over the weekend, after a report in the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday newspaper cited sources asserting that the AB InBev shareholders who control investment fund 3G Capital are seeking a way forward to a deal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 17, 2015

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