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One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' c...

The Future of Cocktails - Consumer Trends

The world will have 400m new luxury spirits consumers by 2020, according to a new report from Diageo....


Ian Shackleton | 2 Dec 2016

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.


Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.


Richard Woodard | 6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.


Richard Woodard | 6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major gin brands and their owners.

Latest Interviews

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.


Andy Morton | 1 Nov 2016

In July, Diageo turned its previously-combined Middle East & Global Travel Retail division into a standalone GTR unit. At the same time, TR head Doug Bagley stood down and was replaced by Dayalan Nayager, Bagley's European TR regional leader. Last month, at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks caught up with Nayager to find out how the new structure was working, as well as his thoughts on the overall state of the GTR channel.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2016

A strike threat at Diageo's UK production sites has been put on hold after the company negotiated a new proposal with workers over changes to pensions.


Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2016

The Sazerac Co has opened its first office in Washington, DC with the appointment of Diageo's former US government lobbyist. 


Andy Morton | 30 Nov 2016

Diageo has signalled its intention to work more with programmatic marketing by appointing its first  department head for the online advertising tool.


Lucy Britner | 30 Nov 2016

Diageo has launched a new advertising initiative for its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand in the US market. 


Olly Wehring | 30 Nov 2016

Diageo has confirmed that its North American division has reached a settlement in its legal battle with Allied Lomar over the ‘Stitzel’ trademark.


Lucy Britner | 29 Nov 2016

Diageo and the Nolet Group have launched a new marketing campaign for the Ketel One vodka brand. 


Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2016

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks the imminent departure of its corporate relations director, Charlotte Lambkin, less than three years after taking up the role.


Andy Morton | 22 Nov 2016

Diageo workers in the UK have voted in favour of industrial action that could see strikes at the company's sites across the country in the run-up to Christmas.


Lucy Britner | 21 Nov 2016

Diageo has confirmed plans to move the maturation and warehousing of its Captain Morgan rum brand from the US Virgin Islands to its facility 2,500km away, in Maryland.


Lucy Britner | 21 Nov 2016

Diageo has said Vinod Rao will take up the role of group treasurer from February 2017. 


Andy Morton | 17 Nov 2016

Diageo has agreed a deal with the National Galleries of Scotland amid controversy over one of the country's most famous paintings.


Lucy Britner | 11 Nov 2016

Diageo's Global Travel Retail unit has opened a Johnnie Walker House retail store in Bahrain Duty Free.


Olly Wehring | 11 Nov 2016

Diageo is set to launch a global activation for its Baileys liqueur brand, which features five adverts for TV.


Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2016

Diageo is to roll out a GBP1.5m (US$1.9m) marketing campaign in the UK for its Bell's blended Scotch whisky brand.


Lucy Britner | 3 Nov 2016

Diageo's Korean unit has launched a 35% abv whisky-based spirit under its Windsor brand.


Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 2016

Diageo has delivered on its promise earlier this year to enter the alcoholic seltzer fray in the US, launching a Smirnoff-branded range this month.


Andy Morton | 2 Nov 2016

A trade union has threatened Diageo with industrial action over changes to the Johnnie Walker owner's UK pension plan.


Andy Morton | 1 Nov 2016

Diageo's Travel Retail head has said the channel's business model needs to adjust as technology changes the way consumers shop.


Andy Morton | 27 Oct 2016

Diageo has continued investing in Australian rum brand Bundaberg with a packaging overhaul ahead of the Summer.


Lucy Britner | 27 Oct 2016

Kenya Breweries has released a cider under its African lager brand Tusker. The brewer said the locally-produced cider would appeal to Millennials. 


Lucy Britner | 25 Oct 2016

The president of Diageo's Greater China and Asia business has said the company expects the Thailand on-premise to remain closed for at least a further 20 days, following the death of the country's king.


Andy Morton | 18 Oct 2016

Johnnie Walker-owner Diageo is the most exposed to a ban on alcohol in Thailand following the death of the country's king, an analyst has said.

Latest blogs

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.


Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.

Company research

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