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Butch, Sundance and the Battle to Keep Beer Share

It might be insomnia, it might be the light evenings, but Larry Nelson has taken to his television this month and found a classic film with...

Has Diageo added Beer to its 'Non-Core' List?

Diageo's exit from its beer joint-venture in South Africa and Namibia comes at the same time as observers are considering what else the comp...


Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

Lucy Britner | 27 May 2015

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual study of the most chosen FMCG brands globally.


Analysis - Will Diageo call time on wine?

Andy Morton | 5 May 2015

There was a surprise twist to talk this weekend that Diageo was looking to divest one of its alcohol categories. For once, the rumours concerned its wine portfolio and not its beer brands.


Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

James Wilmore | 26 Mar 2015

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the country, according to its Africa unit president.


Comment - Diageo Spins the Guinness Wheel... Again

James Wilmore | 23 Mar 2015

The roller-coaster ride at the Guinness innovation department continues.

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview - Diageo Africa president

Olly Wehring | 10 Jan 2012

Late last year, Olly Wehring visited New York with Diageo, and sat down with the company's head of Africa, Nick Blazquez, for an hour. Earlier today (10 January), Diageo completed its purchase of Meta Abo in Ethiopia. Put the two together, and welcome to part one of the first Wehring interview of 2012.


The just-drinks Interview - Diageo's Head of Afric

Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2010

Late last month, Diageo and Heineken officially opened a new brewery in South Africa. Among those attending the opening ceremony were Nick Blazquez, head of Diageo Africa, and Tom de Man, president of Africa and Middle East for Heineken. In a just-drinks African special this month, we have two interviews – the first of which sees Michelle Russell sit down with Blazquez.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 15 July in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo silent on external CFO report

Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2015

Diageo has declined to comment on reports it is looking outside the company for its next chief financial officer.


just a While Ago - On 10 July in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo considers wine operations sale

Olly Wehring | 4 May 2015

Diageo is considering the divestment of its wine business, according to reports over the weekend, although just-drinks has learned that a sale is less likely than has been suggested.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


AHA angered over Diageo's PL deal

James Wilmore | 30 Mar 2015

The Portman Group has argued that UK health campaigners are “ignoring the facts” after claims that children are being negatively influenced by drinks firms sponsoring sport.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Diageo lines up UK innovations push

James Wilmore | 23 Mar 2015

Diageo has today unveiled new variants for six of its products in the UK, including a white rum version of its Captain Morgan brand.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Product Launch - Diageo's Hop House 13 Lager

James Wilmore | 10 Feb 2015

Diageo has unveiled the latest release from its Guinness Brewers Project - a "premium" lager.


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 16 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Diageo installs new Europe beer head

James Wilmore | 12 Jan 2015

Diageo has a new head of its European beer operations as the previous incumbent retired after around 30 years working with the Guinness brand.


just a While Ago - On 15 December in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just a While Ago - On 27 November in...

Olly Wehring | 27 Nov 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 24 Oct 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category.


Product Launch - Diageo's Guinness The 1759

James Wilmore | 23 Oct 2014

A 9% abv version of Guinness containing peated whisky malt is being launched in the US by Diageo as the first in a series of limited releases for the stout brand.


just a While Ago - On 23 September in...

Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo opens Guinness Brewhouse No 4 in Dublin

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2014

Diageo has officially opened the upgraded production facility at its Guinness brewery in central Dublin.


Diageo launches fresh Guinness Africa push

James Wilmore | 28 Aug 2014

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


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 15 Aug 2014

Here are the most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:


Diageo's Guinness Blonde American Lager

Olly Wehring | 6 Aug 2014

Diageo will launch a blonde lager extension of its Guinness beer brand in the US.


Diageo bolsters Guinness Grand National tie-up

James Wilmore | 3 Apr 2014

Diageo has upped its links with horse racing's annual Grand National Festival by becoming an "official" sponsor.

Latest blogs

Hennessy's time capsule is for the ages

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Cognac brand Hennessy is trumpeting a virtual time capsule, making a parallel between it and a barrel of Cognac.


Starbucks' new craft - beer-flavoured coffee

Andy Morton | 26 Sep 2014

Despite accounting for just a small percentage of overall sales, craft beer is making an impression on the US.

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