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The End of the Road for International Beer Brands?

Larry Nelson has been looking at the global brewers' numbers this month, and mulling what their report cards say about the state of internat...

Spirits keen to up distribution partnerships

The head of Stock Spirits has indicated that the company is on the hunt for further distribution tie-ups with international spirits firms in...

US craft vodka puts squeeze on Pernod's Absolut

Pernod Ricard has blamed the rise of craft spirits such as Tito's Handmade Vodka for a drop-off in US sales for its Absolut brand....

Will a Change of Colour Give Guinness a Lift?

Diageo revealed its hand this week over its latest bid to boost declining Guinness sales in the US....

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's Nick Blacknell 14 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier this year, the Worshipful Company of Distillers held a lively debate in London on the future of rum. Afterwards, just-drinks spoke to Nick Blacknell, Havana Club's international marketing director for Pernod Ricard, to discuss digital, diversity and the debate's motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”.


Interview - Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa MD 6 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

After 18 years in Latin America, Laurent Pillet moved to sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 to head up Pernod Ricard's operations in the region. At the French company's Capital Markets Day this week, just-drinks sat down with Pillet to discuss the past, present and future for Pernod in the region.

Latest News

Diageo launches fresh Guinness Africa push 28 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has launched a major new campaign for Guinness in Africa, including a TV spot.


ASA rejects complaints over Wells & Young's ad 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Wells & Young's has escaped punishment from the UK's advertising watchdog after complaints an ad for Estrella Damm beer linked alcohol to sexual success.


United Spirits aims to sign-off delayed results 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled drinks firm, is set to hold a board meeting next week in a bid to approve the unit's delayed full-year financial results.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks 22 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Cognac FY sales slide as China troubles bite 22 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Global sales of Cognac have fallen by 10.2% by value in the last year as China's crackdown on corruption continues to bite, according to reports.

Latest blogs

Think you know the future for rum? Join the club 9 May 2014

Andy Morton

It was the biggest swing in London since the 60s. Presented with the motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”, the audience at last night's Worshipful Company of Distillers debate looked odds-on to uphold it, after a pre-event poll showed a majority in its favour.


A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America... 20 Mar 2014

Andy Morton

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.

Company research

Diageo plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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