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Diageo gets 2016 off to a strong start - Analysis

After a difficult 2015, Diageo has roared into 2016 with a solid set of numbers, analysts have said....

Diageo H1 results - Preview

On Thursday (28 January), Diageo will report its half-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its second...

Having considered the trends that are set to shape the year ahead for the wine category yesterday, Euromonitor now takes a corporate view on what 2016 will look like in the sector.

Andy Morton | 25 Jan 2016

There is an air of uncertainty ahead of the release of Diageo's half-year results, due on Thursday.

Richard Woodard | 14 Jan 2016

Since almost the turn of the Century, it's been all about the BRICs. Brazil, Russia, India and China have spent the last 16 years as the focus for growth for every drinks company out there. Richard Woodard takes a look at the four countries and surveys their importance in 2016.

Lucy Britner | 14 Dec 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 2 Dec 2015

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with Simon Hunt, the chief commercial officer at William Grant & Sons, in a restaurant just around the corner from the company's global headquarters in west London. Before looking at the group's footprint, strategy, brands, what-have-you, editor Olly Wehring has one question he is desperate to ask.

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2015

Bar Convent Berlin wrapped up on Wednesday, with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors to the on-trade show. just-drinks sat down with co-founder Helmut Adam to find out what changes the show's new partnership with Reed Exhibitions has brought and how alcohol companies are raising brand awareness in cocktail bars around the world.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 8 Feb 2016

Foley Family Wines has purchased Diageo's Chalone Estate vineyards and Gavilan brands in California, marking Diageo's exit from wine in the US.

Olly Wehring | 5 Feb 2016

Diageo has confirmed the sale of the Acacia winery and vineyard in California, having already sold off the Acacia brand.

Lucy Britner | 5 Feb 2016

Diageo has released a new expression of its Oban single malt whisky, called Little Bay. 

Lucy Britner | 4 Feb 2016

Diageo has added a seventh whiskey to its Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co portfolio. 

Andy Morton | 1 Feb 2016

Jose Cuervo has launched so-called "sipping" Tequila Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado in South Africa.

Olly Wehring | 29 Jan 2016

Diageo's reliance on the US spirits market is less a concern and more a benefit, the company's CEO has told just-drinks.

Olly Wehring | 29 Jan 2016

The Smirnoff vodka brand is still "very early" in its growth journey, Diageo's CEO has told just-drinks, although that growth is more likely to come from newer markets than existing ones.

Andy Morton | 28 Jan 2016

Diageo's sales dropped 5% in the first half of its financial year but underlying performance stayed solid as Smirnoff returned to growth in the US.

Andy Morton | 28 Jan 2016

United Spirits sales jumped 13% in the first nine months of its financial quarter, with more than half of that coming from Diageo brands.

Andy Morton | 25 Jan 2016

Boston Beer Co has launched the first three releases in its new Samuel Adams Nitro range, which uses nitrogen in place of carbonation.

Lucy Britner | 22 Jan 2016

Beam Suntory and brand partner 50 Cent have released a limited edition Effen Vodka bottle, which features a textured American football sleeve, 50 Cent's golden stamp of approval, his signature and logo. 

Andy Morton | 22 Jan 2016

United Breweries has launched Kingfisher Buzz as it targets Bacardi's dominance in India's RTD market.

Andy Morton | 21 Jan 2016

Diageo has signed new distribution deals with Southern Wines & Spirits of America and Glazer's as the two North American wholesalers continue preparations for their merger.

Andy Morton | 20 Jan 2016

Treasury Wine Estates has set up a new US unit as it takes over importing rights for European wine brands previously handled by Diageo.

Andy Morton | 19 Jan 2016

Diageo has beefed up its online information portal DrinkiQ, adding more nutritional content for its products and a calculator to help track alcohol and calorie intake.

Andy Morton | 18 Jan 2016

A top Diageo executive has attacked a US alcohol pressure group, accusing it of "scaremongering" and of being a "propagator of junk science".

Lucy Britner | 15 Jan 2016

Diageo has partnered with photographer Mario Testino and the sequel to the film Zoolander, to produce a limited-edition Ciroc bottle. 

Andy Morton | 6 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to list the nutritional content of its beers on UK labels as it goes "above and beyond" minimum requirements agreed between European brewers, the company has said.

Andy Morton | 4 Jan 2016

Diageo has completed the sale of most of its remaining wine assets to Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

Andy Morton | 22 Dec 2015

Diageo has been removed from a small business group's "hall of shame" after it was judged to have made amends for lengthening the payment time for its small suppliers.

Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2015

The Boston Beer Co has named its next CFO, as incumbent Bill Urich prepares to step down after 12 years in the job.

Lucy Britner | 16 Dec 2015

Diageo's incubator fund project, Distill Ventures, has invested in Melbourne-based Starward whisky. 

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

Diageo plc : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis

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Diageo plc (DGE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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