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Martini and F1 - A Match Made in... Bahrain?

Yesterday morning, I headed into London to attend an event that had been shrouded in secrecy. All I knew was that it concerned Bacardi's Mar...

Diageo ups on-trade focus

Diageo has been too heavily focussed on off-trade distribution in global markets in recent years and took its “foot off the pedal” in the on...

Focus - Diageo's FY Performance by Region, Brands

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...

ISC Trophy Winners 2013 II

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the...

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman 13 Dec 2012

Ben Cooper

Earlier this year, Ben Cooper met the CEO of Brown-Forman, Paul Varga, in the company's heartland, the US. In the first instalment of this two-part interview, the two look at Brown-Forman's position in the drinks industry, its portfolio of spirits brands and its prospects and ambitions in the emerging markets.


Interview - Diageo president of LatAm & Caribbean 28 May 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (28 May), Diageo announced that it will buy the Ypióca cachaça brand in Brazil from Ypióca Agroindustrial Limitada for BRL900m (US$453.9m). As part of its press material, the company issued a short interview with the president of its Latin America and Caribbean operations, Randy Millian, in which he discussed the purchase.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 15 January in... 15 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

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


Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Travel Retail bottle 6 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Diageo is to launch a limited-edition Johnnie Walker Gold Label bottle exclusively into Travel Retail.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine 31 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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


just a While Ago - On 28 October in... 28 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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


just a While Ago - On 2 October in... 2 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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

Company research

Spirits in the Philippines

Spirits in the Philippines

In 2013, total volume sales decreased by 6% to reach 758 million litres. This drop is mainly attributed to tax reform, with additional taxes raising prices of spirits. Various responses to higher pric...

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Cider/Perry in Taiwan

Cider/Perry in Taiwan

As most channels in Taiwan do not offer cider/perry products, they remained unpopular in 2012. Only premium supermarkets/hypermarkets, restaurants and pub/bars sold cider/perry products in their outle...

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Beer in Taiwan

Beer in Taiwan

Taiwan introduced strict new drink driving legislation in June 2013, which both lowered the permissible alcohol level in drivers and higher penalties. The impact on beer consumption was immediate, aff...

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