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PERNOD'S PRINGUET PUSHES AHEAD

PERNOD Ricard, the world’s second biggest drinks maker, yesterday said its first quarter sales fell 6.3 per cent to €1.65bn, (£1.49bn). But  Pernod chief executive Pierre Pringuet (pictured) said he would use the first signs of recovery to target profit growth for the full year. He added he would consider selling assets for an attractive offer.