18 April 2013
Diageo has highlighted slowing growth in two important emerging markets in its third quarter, but sales in the year-to-date remain in line with expectations.
28 March 2013
Diageo has launched a lawsuit that accuses a rival of copying the packaging of its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand.
25 March 2013
Earlier this month, Bacardi announced the launch of Dewar's Highlander Honey in the US. The move has ruffled feathers in Scotland, where the heritage and provenance of Scotch whisky is almost an obsession. Here's Ian Buxton with his take on the storm in a nosing glass.
21 March 2013
Diageo has distanced itself from entering the 'flavoured' Scotch whisky arena, as Bacardi readies a honey-”infused” expression of its Dewar's Scotch brand.
9 November 2012
Diageo has launched a maple-flavoured extension to its Crown Royal Canadian whiskey range.
17 September 2012
As with water efficiency, energy efficiency can vary markedly from distillery to distillery depending on the size of the facility and the production methods employed. As a general rule, however, the production of spirits is an energy-intensive process.
7 June 2012
Diageo has acquired the Cabin Fever maple-flavoured whisky brand from the Robillard family in the US.
17 May 2012
Diageo's Crown Royal XR
27 April 2012
Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.
22 December 2011
Ten years on and the legacy of Pernod Ricard and Diageo's carve-up of Seagram is still being felt.
17 November 2011
Diageo is lining up an extension for its Captain Morgan rum brand in the US.
8 November 2011
This month's 'just the Answer' sees Michelle Russell talk to the international brand development director for Irish Distillers, Simon Fay.
8 November 2011
Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has said that it has "tonnes of scope" to grow its Jameson whiskey brand further in the US.
19 September 2011
Diageo has announced a multi-million dollar marketing tie-up with Facebook, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Southeast Asia and Brazil.
29 July 2011
Diageo's Crown Royal whisky brand is expanding its “Your Name Here” NASCAR promotion in the US to honour “all of the nation's heroes” next year.
28 June 2010
Diageo has is to sponsor the National Football League's New York Giants and the team's New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
22 September 2009
Beam Global Spirits & Wine has appointed Kevin George as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer.
30 July 2009
Trade unions estimate that 20,000 people marched through the streets of Kilmarnock last weekend, to protest against proposed job cuts by Diageo.
6 April 2009
Diageo is to form a joint venture with Kirin Holdings in Japan.
13 March 2009
A consumer shift to lower-price Bourbon has begun to eat into Brown-Forman's flagship Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort brands, but several analysts believe the US drinks group remains in decent shape for the longer term, writes Michelle Russell.
12 February 2009
Drinks giant Diageo is considering cutting jobs as part of a cost savings programme designed to save up to GBP100m (US$142m) annually.
12 January 2009
Economic woes in the US have begun to erode growth on the country's spirits market, hitting volumes at Pernod Ricard and Diageo, new figures show.
9 December 2008
Diageo has lined up a brace of television adverts in the US for its Crown Royal Canadian blended whisky brand.
2 October 2008
Diageo has removed the "Special" from its Crown Royal Special Reserve brand, but claims it has not altered the Canadian whisky's composition.
24 July 2008
US stock car racer Jamie McMurray is to get behind the wheel of a taxi as part of a campaign with Diageo's Crown Royal Canadian whisky.
9 May 2008
Beam Global Spirits & Wine was the frontrunner to land Absolut vodka but was pipped at the post by Pernod Ricard. However, president and CEO Tom Flocco says the company has quickly put that disappointment behind it. Indeed, he spoke with Olly Wehring on the day that Pernod Ricard announced its acquisition of Absolut, and outlined what now lies ahead for Beam.
14 February 2008
Diageo has posted a healthy lift in both sales and profit for the first half of its current financial year.
20 September 2007
Diageo-owned Bourbon brand Crown Royal has unveiled a new whisky with a flavour of Cognac. The ultra-premium offering, Crown Royal Cask No. 16, has been aged in rare Cognac casks.
4 July 2007
Diageo has launched a new television campaign for Crown Royal in the US in an effort to promote responsible drinking.
4 May 2007
Diageo has blended the most expensive Crown Royal whisky ever.