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Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual stud...

Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

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


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.


Comment - Diageo Spins the Guinness Wheel... Again

James Wilmore | 23 Mar 2015

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


Fading Recovery, Fresh Risks and Hidden Potential

Euromonitor International | 19 Nov 2014

Fresh geopolitical, macroeconomic and legislative headwinds are hitting emerging markets once hailed as the engine securing the global alcoholic drinks industry’s relative resilience. At the same time, western markets are battling lingering maturity while going through a transformational stage in terms of shifting drinking patterns, innovation initiatives and opportunities presented by the millennial generation coming of age. Euromonitor's senior alcoholic drinks analyst, Spiros Malandrakis, deconstructs the industry’s key regional narratives, highlighting key learning’s from across the globe.


A-B InBev, SABMiller: Alternative Realities

Larry Nelson | 4 Nov 2014

Having already run his eye over an Anheuser-Busch InBev move for SABMiller, our beer commentator, Larry Nelson, runs through what alternatives the world's biggest brewer may consider to spend its money on.

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

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.


Diageo veteran Morgan lines up departure

Andy Morton | 14 Mar 2014

A long-standing Diageo executive is to exit the company 27 years after he joined its Guinness subsidiary.


Diageo unveils new Guinness TV ad - video

James Wilmore | 13 Jan 2014

Diageo is this week launching a new UK TV ad for its Guinness brand as part of its 'Made of More' campaign.


Desnoes and Geddes sells stakes in breweries

James Wilmore | 23 Dec 2013

Diageo-controlled Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) has sold its minority holdings in two Caribbean breweries to Heineken for US$9.26m.

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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