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Asia's beverage giants and their impact on drinks

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analys...

Millennials not the only fruit for Absolut

The saga of Absolut's travails in the US continues, with the mooted recovery in the Pernod Ricard-owned vodka brand's fortunes proving more...


Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2017

On 9 May, Diageo is hosting its latest Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors, in London. Ahead of the group's presentations, Anthony Bucalo, global beverages analyst at HSBC, has prepared a list of questions for the senior executive team, for what he describes as a "crucial" day for Diageo.


Ian Buxton | 3 Apr 2017

Last month, Diageo handed the microphone to the head of its operations in Africa. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton was among those of us who listened in.


One of the older flavours in the soft drinks market has become one of the category's hottest new trends. Ginger is spicing things up with a wave of new product innovation sweeping through non-alcoholic beverages, from carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks to plant waters, healthful shots, and beyond.


Lucy Britner | 20 Mar 2017

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Laurence Whyatt, Africa represents 12% of Diageo's group sales, with around 60% coming from beer, 30% from spirits and 10% from RTDs. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the key themes from the call, as well as analyst reaction.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2017

Last month, the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard, was in London to discuss the group's half-year results. just-drinks sat down with Ricard following the press conference to look at both the numbers for the first six months of fiscal-2017 and Ricard's tenure so far, since assuming the leadership in early-2015. In the first part of our exclusive two-part interview, Alex considers Pernod's positions in India and China and shares his thoughts on pricing and the role it plays in a company's approach to premiumisation.


Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 26 Apr 2017

The takeover of Christian Dior by LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, announced yesterday, is unlikely to bring the Moet Hennessy division into play on an M&A basis, just-drinks understands.


Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

Diageo has readied the release of the second limited edition iteration of its Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch portfolio.


Lucy Britner | 11 Apr 2017

Diageo's UK unit has lined up price-marked cans across several products in its ready-to-drink portfolio. 


Andy Morton | 3 Apr 2017

Diageo has rolled out another Guinness beer developed at its experimental brewery in Dublin. 


Andy Morton | 3 Apr 2017

Diageo and Ciroc vodka stakeholder Sean 'Diddy' Combs have announced the release of a new variant under the Ciroc brand flavoured with coconut, pineapple and other flavours.


Lucy Britner | 24 Mar 2017

Diageo has added a coconut-flavoured shot variant to its Captain Morgan portfolio, as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of coconut.


Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2017

Diageo has lined up a vegan variant of its Baileys liqueur in the US, following a test launch last year.


Lucy Britner | 20 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev will maintain SABMiller's tough competitive stance in Africa, the president of Diageo's unit in the region has warned.


Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2017

Diageo has extended its Johnnie Walker Blender's Batch portfolio to the US with the launch of Triple Grain American Oak.


Andy Morton | 15 Mar 2017

Diageo has cut the ribbon on its US$115m Bulleit Bourbon distillery in Kentucky.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2017

Diageo has rebranded and repackaged its Johnnie Walker Platinum Label whisky as it looks to highlight the age of the iteration.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2017

Diageo's UK unit has launched a new variant under the Smirnoff Cider brand. 


Lucy Britner | 13 Mar 2017

The drinks industry has hailed a move by the European Commission to allow alcohol companies to propose their own labelling guidelines. 


Olly Wehring | 10 Mar 2017

Destilería Serrallés has recruited a former Diageo and William Grant & Sons executive to become its next CEO.


Lucy Britner | 9 Mar 2017

Diageo has launched a range of RTD iced coffees under its Baileys brand.


Andy Morton | 2 Mar 2017

A new TV commercial for Bundaberg aims to continue Diageo's efforts to get the rum brand back on track in its domestic Australian market.


Andy Morton | 24 Feb 2017

Diageo has said it is reviewing its options after it lost a court battle with a software supplier over a GBP54.5m (US$68m) bill.


Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau are the best-placed spirits companies to appeal to Millennial consumers, according to a recent report.


Andy Morton | 7 Feb 2017

A strike threat at Diageo's UK operations has been called off after union members accepted a compromise plan on pensions.


Lucy Britner | 6 Feb 2017

Diageo and newly-appointed brand ambassador Snoop Dogg have lined up ten 'brand influencers' for the Tanqueray Ten gin brand. 


Olly Wehring | 31 Jan 2017

Diageo is to return to the Irish whiskey category with a new brand and a distillery in the country’s capital, as revealed by just-drinks late last week.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 27 Apr 2017

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

Company research

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Diageo Great Britain Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (United Kingdom)

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Diageo Belgium NV SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

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