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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...

What chance SABMiller/Diageo merger? - analysis

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


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.


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.


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.

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


James Wilmore | 10 Feb 2015

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

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

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