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Pernod Ricard (Euronext: RI) is a French company that produces alcoholic beverages. The company's most famous products, Pernod Anise and Ricard Pastis, are both anise liqueurs, and often referred to as simply Pernod or Ricard. The company also produces several other types of pastis.
Reborn from the Pernod Fils company as a producer of anise liqueur following the ban on absinthe, it is now a worldwide conglomerate. It owns the alcoholic beverage division of the former corporation Seagram, among many other holdings. In 2005, the company acquired British-based international competitor Allied Domecq plc. In 2008, Pernod Ricard announced the acquisition of Swedish-based V&S Group including Absolut Vodka.