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Can craft breweries compete in lager arena?

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...

Destock, decentralise, innovate: Diageo Asia Pac

Destocking in South East Asia is on schedule to end in the first half of Diageo's current fiscal year, according to the company's president...

Larry Nelson | 13 Oct 2015

As Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller agree to discuss a mutually-satisfactory takeover offer, Larry Nelson looks at who can be considered a winner and who a loser, should the US$104bn purchase go through.

Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2015

The past few months have seen Diageo and SABMiller linked with any number of possible suitors, as acquisition talk surrounding the two companies hit new highs.

Larry Nelson | 11 Aug 2015

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 echoes of the attempts of the big brewers to stop ceding share to the little guys.

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

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 company defines as non-core to its business. The move suggests to many – and, initially, to me also – that beer is next on the group's non-core list.

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.

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.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 20 Sep 2016

Diageo has launched a new Guinness extension, developed at its experimental brewery in Dublin. 

Andy Morton | 7 Sep 2016

Diageo has extended its Guinness partnership with London Irish despite the UK rugby club's relegation from the top tier last season.

Lucy Britner | 24 Aug 2016

Diageo has rolled out a new beer under the Guinness brand, developed at its experimental brewery in Dublin. 

Lucy Britner | 19 Aug 2016

Diageo has announced the launch of the latest Guinness campaign, as part of its official broadcast sponsorship of the English Premier League on SuperSport and Canal+ TV channels in Africa.  

Andy Morton | 5 Aug 2016

Diageo is to drop the name 'Guinness' from its US beer and malt beverage unit as it increases investment in other brands, including a new hard soda range.

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.

Lucy Britner | 26 Apr 2016

Diageo-controlled Guinness Nigeria has reported a slump in year-to-date sales and profits as the country's economy continues to slow.

Lucy Britner | 20 Apr 2016

Diageo has invested "seven figures" in a campaign for its Guinness lager brand Hop House 13. 

Joe Bates | 31 Mar 2016

Diageo has rolled out another extension of its Guinness beer brand. The 1798 Double Extra Stout is a limited-edition batch Guinness that has been matured in oak vats for 18 months and is packaged in a 75cl corked and caged bottle.

Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2016

Diageo has launched Guinness Africa Special - its first Guinness innovation in Nigeria for 10 years. 

Olly Wehring | 24 Feb 2016

Diageo is expanding the availability of two Guinness brand extensions to the US.

Lucy Britner | 19 Nov 2015

Diageo's Guinness beer brand is to open its experimental brewery to the public. The move reaffirms the company's move towards innovation within the brand, following the launch of the Brewers Project  last September. 

Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Andy Morton | 28 Sep 2015

Boston Beer has launched three Samuel Adams beers that use nitrogen in the carbonation process instead of carbon dioxide.

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

Diageo has released an IPA extension of its Guinness beer brand in the US.

Olly Wehring | 9 Sep 2015

Diageo has confirmed the appointment of the marketing director for its European beer division as the next country director for Ireland.

Andy Morton | 7 Sep 2015

Diageo has launched a rugby-themed campaign for Guinness ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Olly Wehring | 15 Jul 2015

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

Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2015

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

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2015

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

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.

Latest blogs

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.

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.

Company research

Guinness Nigeria Plc in Alcoholic Drinks (Nigeria)

Guinness Nigeria Plc in Alcoholic Drinks (Nigeria)

Guinness Nigeria Plc aims to capitalise on its recent successes with new brands such as Orijin by maintaining its innovation streak by launching a non-alcoholic version of Orijin and improving the vis...

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Guinness Anchor Bhd in Alcoholic Drinks (Malaysia)

Guinness Anchor Bhd in Alcoholic Drinks (Malaysia)

Guinness Anchor Bhd (GAB) foresees waning consumer confidence due to the weakening ringgit and inflationary pressure....

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Guinness Cameroon SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Cameroon)

Guinness Cameroon SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Cameroon)

Over the forecast period Guinness Cameroon will focus on consolidating its lead in stout, and strengthening its presence in lager and RTDs/high-strength premixes, and from 2016 it is expected to start...

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