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Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer de...

Why is rum still stuck on the runway? - Comment

For years, rum was lined up to be the spirits industry's next big thing. And yet, for all the shining promise of the category's mix of herit...


Ben Cooper | 30 Jun 2016

Corporate sustainability strategies are about balancing commercial priorities with environmental and social concerns. Ben Cooper asks whether Heineken has struck the right balance with its decision to embrace motorsport sponsorship.


Andy Morton | 27 Jun 2016

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the analysts are saying about UK-listed beverage companies, and those that have an interest in the UK consumer.


Richard Woodard | 22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.


Ben Cooper | 1 Jun 2016

Looking for a single reason why the ready-to-drink (RTD) category is set for such strong progress during the coming five years will be a fruitless task. Yet, it is for that exact reason why the segment's future is so rosy.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 14 Apr 2016

Much as the markets of Europe and the US tend to dominate the brewing headlines, Diageo's beer business also operates further afield from these craft playgrounds. In the second- of our two-part interview, Diageo's global head of beer, Mark Sandys, details the importance of Africa, the rise of Guinness in Korea and how the company is tackling new restrictions in Indonesia.


Andy Morton | 23 Feb 2016

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Latest News

Rojita Tiwari | 22 Jul 2016

The wine arm of India's United Spirits has launched its first new product since the unit came under Diageo control.


Andy Morton | 19 Jul 2016

Diageo has started formal consultations with staff over pension plan changes that will affect one-third of its UK workforce.


Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2016

Diageo has confirmed a restructure at Indian unit United Spirits, but has declined to comment on local reports that the shake-up could cost 300 jobs.


Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2016

Diageo's group strategy director, Anna Manz, is to leave after 17 years with the company.


Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2016

Diageo's Smirnoff brand has moved up one place in a list of the world's biggest-selling spirits brands after posting record volumes and strong growth in 2015.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2016

Diageo has officially launched Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey, the third spirit in its Whiskey Union range.


Olly Wehring | 11 Jul 2016

Diageo's United Spirits division in India has identified almost US$185m-worth of "improper transactions" involving its former chairman, Vijay Mallya.


Lucy Britner | 6 Jul 2016

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire brand continues to see declines in the off-premise, according to the latest Nielsen figures published by Cowen & Co. 


Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2016

Diageo-backed incubator fund Distill Ventures has taken a minority stake in Seedlip, a UK producer of so-called non-alcoholic spirits.


Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2016

Diageo has unveiled labelling of per-serving nutritional facts on its Johnnie Walker Red Label packs, as it looks to encourage drinkers to make informed choices.


Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2016

The global spirits category is unlikely to see a major M&A deal in the near future, an analyst has said.


Olly Wehring | 24 Jun 2016

Yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum fell 52% in favour of the so-called 'Brexit'. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day on drinks industry reaction.


Andy Morton | 24 Jun 2016

Diageo has unveiled a new Smirnoff bottle to celebrate this year's Pride in London event.


Andy Morton | 23 Jun 2016

Diageo is to launch a 25-year-old Lagavulin to celebrate the Islay distillery's 200th anniversary.


Lucy Britner | 22 Jun 2016

Diageo has launched its limited edition bottling of Lagavulin 8 Year Old whisky to the Travel Retail sector. 


Lucy Britner | 17 Jun 2016

Diageo has confirmed the trial launch of a gluten- and dairy-free version of its Baileys cream liqueur, which the company aims to make completely vegan. 


Olly Wehring | 13 Jun 2016

Diageo has released two variants of Smirnoff Cider, a blend of carbonated cider, fruit flavours and Smirnoff vodka.


Andy Morton | 9 Jun 2016

Diageo has appointed a new UK general manager, while expanding the role to include Ireland and France.


Andy Morton | 27 May 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Houses have reached Europe for the first time, with the company unveiling one of the premium retail outlets in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.


Andy Morton | 25 May 2016

Diageo has followed in Anheuser-Busch InBev's footsteps with the launch of the "patriotic" Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka in the US.


Andy Morton | 24 May 2016

Diageo will not appeal an expected KRW1.2bn (US$1m) fine from South Korean authorities over reported payments to on-trade venues.


Lucy Britner | 18 May 2016

Diageo has appointed former Bacardi CEO Javier Ferran to the role of chairman. 

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

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Diageo Plc in Wine (World)

Diageo Plc in Wine (World)

The world’s leading spirits producer, Diageo also ranks 23rd in the global wine market. This profile analyses the challenges faced by Diageo’s wine operations, which sit uncomfortably with the company...

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