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just Five Years Ago: Diageo eyes United Spirits

Five years ago this week talk of Diageo taking a stake in United Spirits first emerged. It set in train a series of events that this year sa...

Comment - Spirits - Vodka Can Go Far

Chris Mercer | 22 Jan 2013

A new year, a new commentator. Taking the baton for white spirits, we welcome back just-drinks' former deputy editor, Chris Mercer, to cast his watchful eye over all things white. This month: Vodka.

Comment - Diageo and Speculationzzz...

Olly Wehring | 18 Sep 2012

You'll have seen, I'm sure, the wave upon wave of Diageo-related speculation in recent months regarding the company's relationships with both the owners of Jose Cuervo Tequila and India's United Spirits.

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The Wehring Interview - Diageo Asia Pacific I

Olly Wehring | 18 Oct 2011

This month, just-drinks returns to its two-part extended format for The Wehring Interview. Earlier this month, I enjoyed an hour in the company of Diageo's Asia Pacific president, Gilbert Ghostine. I say enjoyed; I wasn't at my best to start.

The just-drinks Interview - Diageo's CEO

just-drinks.com editorial team | 28 Aug 2009

Yesterday (27 August), Diageo reported its full-year results. Although the company managed to hit its full-year guidance, the group's warning that this year will be tough suggests that Diageo has its work cut out in fiscal 2010. Speaking exclusively to just-drinks yesterday afternoon, group CEO Paul Walsh talks about the trials and tribulations of the past 12 months – including, of course, the ongoing row in Scotland.

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Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2014

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

Suntory silent on fresh report of Radico stake

Andy Morton | 11 Mar 2014

Suntory Holdings has declined to comment on another media report linking it to a stake purchase in India's second-largest spirits producer, Radico Khaitan.

Radico Khaitan to seek foreign funds for IMFL unit

James Wilmore | 22 Oct 2013

Spirits producer Radico Khaitan is preparing to spin off its Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) business as a subsidiary and seek foreign investment in the unit, according to local reports.

Suntory silent on Radico Khaitan stake reports

Andy Morton | 3 Sep 2013

Suntory Holdings has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to buy a 26% stake in India's second-largest spirits producer, Radico Khaitan.

Radico Khaitan sees COO head to Jagatjit

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2013

Radico Khaitan has lined up a management restructure following the recent departure of its long-serving chief operating office.

Radico Khaitan withdraws from Diageo JV

Olly Wehring | 7 Jun 2012

Radico Khaitan has confirmed that it will pull out of its Indian partnership with Diageo, leaving the UK-based company with control of the venture.

Suntory targets India with Narang JV move

Wang Fangqing | 6 Jun 2012

Suntory Holdings subsidiary Suntory Beverage & Food Asia is planning to produce beverages in India, a spokesperson has told just-drinks.

Diageo open to M&A opportunities in India

Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2012

Diageo has not ruled out future partnerships in India, but has professed to being “happy” with its presence in the burgeoning spirits market.

Radico Khaitan toasts future on nine-month sales

Chris Mercer | 8 Feb 2012

Radico Khaitan has said that India's spirits market should expand by 10% every year up to 2015, after the group reported higher sales and profits in the first nine months of its fiscal year.

Radico Khaitan's After Dark

Olly Wehring | 22 Dec 2011

Radico Khaitan's After Dark

Premium spirits fuel Radico Khaitan in H1

Chris Mercer | 9 Nov 2011

Strong consumer demand for premium spirits in India has driven Radico Khaitan to increases in both sales and profits for the first half of its fiscal year.

just The Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

Diageo calls time on Radico Khaitan JV

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2011

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks that it intends to “wind down” its joint venture in India with Radico Khaitan.

Diageo silent on Indian whisk(e)y move

Chris Mercer | 7 Sep 2011

Diageo has declined to comment on a report out of India that says the drinks giant will re-enter the market for domestically-produced whisk(e)y in order to boost scale in the country.

Diageo ends India distribution deal

Chris Mercer | 8 Aug 2011

Diageo has ended a distribution deal with family-owned Sun Tan Trading Co in India as part of a strategy to bring operations in-house.

Radico Khaitan redeems foreign exchange bonds

Chris Mercer | 25 Jul 2011

Radico Khaitan has said that it will have cash available for expansion, despite paying out to redeem the remainder of its foreign currency convertible bonds.

Diageo confident of driving India sales

just-drinks.com editorial team | 14 Jul 2011

Diageo has maintained that it expects big things from India going forward, despite not having secured a distribution partner in the country.

Diageo not drawn on Mohan Meakin talk claims

just-drinks.com editorial team | 12 Apr 2011

Diageo has declined to comment on reports out of India that it is in talks with Mohan Meakin over mutually beneficial opportunities in the country.

Radico Khaitan signs Suntory deal

just-drinks.com editorial team | 7 Apr 2011

Radico Khaitan has signed a deal to market and sell Suntory's Japanese whiskies in India.

Radico Khaitan's Q3 profits leap

just-drinks.com editorial team | 1 Feb 2011

India's second largest spirits group, Radico Khaitan, has reported a leap in net profits in its fiscal third quarter with strong demand for key brands.

Sobieski vodka to launch in India in 2011

Mini Pant Zachariah | 22 Dec 2010

A subsidiary of India's NV Group, NV Distilleries & Breweries, is to launch Belvedere's Sobieski vodka in India in April 2011, the company has confirmed to just-drinks.

Radico Khaitan closes in on JV deals - report

just-drinks.com editorial team | 22 Dec 2010

India's Radico Khaitan is reported to be closing in on tie-ups with some unnamed international drinks companies.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

just-drinks.com editorial team | 5 Nov 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Radico Khaitan seeks international drinks partners

just-drinks.com editorial team | 2 Nov 2010

Radico Khaitan is in talks with international drinks companies with a view to importing and distributing new brands in the firm's native India.

just the Preview - Diageo's Q4 and FY

just-drinks.com editorial team | 25 Aug 2010

Diageo is set to report its full-year results tomorrow (26 August). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for Diageo in the six months to the end of June.

Company research

Radico Khaitan Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (India)

Radico Khaitan Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (India)

The company has plans to maintain its focus on its premiumisation strategy and will work on launching new products and variants....

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Spirits in India

Spirits in India

The slow growth of spirits sales continued into 2014, with rising taxes and excise duties in various states, such as Karnataka, impeding the category’s faster progress....

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Alcoholic Drinks in India

Alcoholic Drinks in India

Overall volume sales of alcoholic drinks grew positively in 2014 due to factors, such as the growing on-trade channel, wider consumer base, and increased manufacturer activities....

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