The French drinks giant recorded total sales of 8.2 million, excluding taxes and duties, for the year to June 30, up 7% on the previous year. Profit from recurring operations was up 9% to 2.1m.
Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky and gin business, reported strong performances for each of its brands during the financial year, with its flagship blended Scotch Chivas Regal delivering 7% volume growth in the year to the end of June. The brand achieved record sales in duty free of more than one million nine-litre cases.
Royal Salute, Chivas Brothers’ ‘prestige’ blend, saw volume growth of 20% in the year, exceeding 200,000 nine-litre cases, while sales of single malt The Glenlivet rose 15% in volume terms to pass the 800,000 nine-litre case mark for the first time. The brand saw a value increase of 19% globally.
Blended Scotch Ballantine’s is said to have achieved a “stable” performance, despite the effects of the economic downturn in Spain and duty increases in France – the two largest markets for the brand.
Chivas Brother’s Beefeater gin posted a 6% volume increase in the year to 2.5m cases.