28 January 2014
Last month, the chairman and former CEO of SABMiller, Graham Mackay, passed away. Ahead of a memorial service in London later this week, Larry Nelson looks back at an extraordinary career.
13 January 2014
Diageo is this week launching a new UK TV ad for its Guinness brand as part of its 'Made of More' campaign.
23 December 2013
Diageo-controlled Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) has sold its minority holdings in two Caribbean breweries to Heineken for US$9.26m.
22 November 2013
Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:
20 November 2013
Diageo has appeared to rule out selling its Guinness brand, but other “non-core” beer and wine assets could be put on the market, according to an analyst.
6 November 2013
The UK-based among you may have witnessed the Guinness takeover of the ad-break in The Jonathan Ross Show late last month. Reaction to the three-minute mock-talk show has been overwhelmingly grim.
4 November 2013
Diageo has admitted that elements of a high-profile UK TV ad spot for Guinness did not “live up to expectations”, but said it will learn from the experiment.
29 October 2013
The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.
15 October 2013
Today (15 October), Diageo is hosting its annual investor conference, which this year highlights the markets in Africa. Here, just-drinks looks at Nigeria, its beverage alcohol landscape and Diageo's presence in the country.
15 October 2013
Diageo is hosting an investor conference this week that focuses on the companies operations in Africa. Here, just-drinks reviews the company's African footprint.
15 October 2013
Diageo is set to give its Guinness beer brand an updated look and fresh marketing push in Africa, as the company looks to boosts its beer bedrock in the continent.
26 September 2013
Today (26 September) is Arthur's Day, an annual celebration of the founder of Diageo's Irish stout brand, Guinness.
24 September 2013
Diageo has defended itself amid criticism in Ireland over its annual Guinness-promoting Arthur's Day.
19 September 2013
Diageo has shifted UK distribution of its Namibian lager brand, Windhoek, to wholesaler Morgenrot as its re-focuses its efforts on Guinness and its “core” brands in the country.
16 September 2013
Diageo has extended the launch of its latest US Guinness marketing campaign to the UK and Ireland.
2 September 2013
Diageo is to spend GBP34m (US$53m) on its Guinness brand in the UK over the next 12 months on a campaign that includes a new TV ad.
27 August 2013
Diageo is looking to take share from pumpkin beers in the US this autumn with a new seasonal "red" variant of its Guinness brand.
31 July 2013
Earlier today (31 July), Diageo posted rising sales and profits for the 12 months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region and by brand.
16 July 2013
The most unexpected new product in the white spirits world so far this year has to be Burrough's Reserve, a sipping gin from Pernod Ricard's team at Beefeater. Chris Mercer looks at the launch of the new product, and what it says for the broader area of innovation in spirits.
4 July 2013
The drinks sector is particularly fertile ground for mergers and acquisition activity, with a number of big businesses accustomed to making acquisitions to spur growth, new players popping up all over the place with new offerings, and clear efficiencies to be had when combining systems and processes.
26 June 2013
This month, Larry Nelson prefers to keep it short.
10 June 2013
Diageo will hold back on more involvement in Latin America's beer sector for at least another year because it would distract it from spirits, the company's regional head has said.
23 May 2013
Diageo has extended the launch of its Guinness Black Lager to Canada, 19 months after it was unveiled in the US.
21 May 2013
Guinness is set to replace Greene King IPA as the 'official' beer of England Rugby.
13 May 2013
Last week, Ivan Menezes was confirmed as Paul Walsh's successor as Diageo CEO. The 53 year-old, currently the group's chief operating officer, will replace Walsh in the top job on 1 July. Here just-drinks takes a look at India-born Menezes' career to date:
12 April 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:
12 April 2013
Diageo has confirmed it plans to close one of its brewing-related plants in Ireland with the loss of 21 jobs.
11 April 2013
The third and final part of EurActiv's analysis of the European Union's alcohol harm reduction strategy focuses on the different positions being taken on different issues in different regions.
6 March 2013
This month, Larry Nelson is starting the celebration of the Reinheitsgebot a little early. Looking back, however, has prompted Larry to look forward and ask; what future for the ancient beer law?
26 February 2013
The head of Diageo' subsidiary East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) is leaving the company eight months after taking up the post.