PARIS (Reuters) - French spirits group Pernod Ricard is confident that its business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEA/LATAM) will continue to deliver above market sales growth while protecting its margins in the 2023 fiscal year, EMEA-LATAM CEO Gilles Bogaert said on Tuesday.
Bogaert was speaking in a video clip ahead of an investor presentation later in the day.
A key focus for the region, which accounts for about 30% of group sales, entailed growing revenue to protect margins, continuing to increase prices, "agile" resource allocation and further digital transformation, he said.
Last month, Pernod Ricard, the world's second-biggest spirits group behind Diageo, said it was confident group sales growth would remain dynamic through the fiscal year to June 30 after it delivered forecast-beating sales in the first quarter helped by price increases as consumers trade up to its premium spirits.
(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta, Kirsten Donovan)