Pernod Ricard SA (PERP.PA)
24 Feb 2017
* Profit outlook unchanged (Adds CEO comments to Reuters, shares, analyst)
* Pernod Ricard still expects to stabilise Absolut vodka sales in U.S. in medium-term
* China sales up 4 percent in H1 , clear improvement driven by Martell cognac, up 10 pct, scotch whiskies still suffering - slides
PARIS, Feb 9 Pernod Ricard posted a 4 percent rise in first-half profit from recurring operations on Thursday, helped by robust demand for its Jameson whiskey in its top U.S. market, improving demand in China and by cost controls.
Jan 31 Diageo will launch a new blended Irish whiskey called Roe & Co, the world's largest distiller said on Tuesday.
PARIS, Jan 19 French spirits group Remy Cointreau said on Thursday that sales growth accelerated in the third quarter, beating market expectations, driven by robust demand in the United States, its top market, and improving sales in China.
PARIS Pernod Ricard , the world's second-largest spirits group, has agreed to buy a majority stake in Smooth Ambler Spirits, the U.S. maker of Old Scout bourbon and Greenbrier gin, further strengthening its portfolio of premium craft spirits.
PARIS Pernod Ricard is confident of hitting its goal for "mid-single digit" sales growth this financial year in its top U.S. market, which spurred sales growth in its first quarter.
PARIS French spirits group Pernod Ricard said on Wednesday Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. election will not change its investment plans in the United States, its biggest market.
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, November 04 (Fitch) Fitch Affirms Pernod Ricard SA at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable Fitch Ratings has affirmed Pernod Ricard SA's Long-Term foreign-currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating at 'BBB-' and Short-Term IDR at 'F3'. The Outlook remains Stable. The affirmation reflects Pernod's strong business profile and demonstrated ability to maintain a healthy operating performance despite a challenging envir