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In the US, carbonated water has become a non-alcoholic beverage star, as consumers choose sparkling waters and seltzers instead of carbonated soft drinks to cut calorie and sugar consumption. The same trend is now crossing over into flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), as so-called 'hard seltzers' have emerged as a promising new niche.
For the multinational spirits companies, the US is a market of vital importance. As well as being the world's largest market for spirits in value terms, the country also offers relative reliability, in terms of its economy, its regulatory environment and its consumption trends. Most importantly, the US offers growth.
This month, white spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the present health - or lack thereof - of Pernod Ricard's flagship vodka brand, Absolut.
There is an air of uncertainty ahead of the release of Diageo's half-year results, due on Thursday.
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.
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.
Diageo has delivered on its promise earlier this year to enter the alcoholic seltzer fray in the US, launching a Smirnoff-branded range this month.
Mainstream vodka brands including Diageo's Smirnoff and Pernod Ricard's Absolut have strong growth potential in emerging markets, a new report has said.
Alcoholic drinks that use healthy cues will struggle to break into the mass market, according to analysts at Mintel.
Diageo's Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff have continued their slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands.
Kenya Breweries has released a new RTD variant under the Smirnoff vodka brand.
Diageo's Johnnie Walker brand has consolidated its dominance of Global Travel Retail's spirits shelves, although Pernod Ricard's Absolut has been overtaken by Chivas Regal and Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's, according to figures from The IWSR.
Diageo's Smirnoff brand has moved up one place in a list of the world's biggest-selling spirits brands after posting record volumes and strong growth in 2015.
Diageo has released two variants of Smirnoff Cider, a blend of carbonated cider, fruit flavours and Smirnoff vodka.
Diageo has confirmed details of its latest Smirnoff Ice NPD, with two new flavours being released under the Electric mark.
Diageo has confirmed details of three recently-released Smirnoff vodka brand extensions in the US under the name Smirnoff Sourced.
Diageo has again extended its sponsorship of the McLaren-Honda Formula One team for its Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand.
The Smirnoff vodka brand is still "very early" in its growth journey, Diageo's CEO has told just-drinks, although that growth is more likely to come from newer markets than existing ones.
Diageo's sales dropped 5% in the first half of its financial year but underlying performance stayed solid as Smirnoff returned to growth in the US.
United Breweries has launched Kingfisher Buzz as it targets Bacardi's dominance in India's RTD market.
Diageo's Indian spirits unit, United Spirits, has said it is reviewing its Smirnoff Ice strategy amid media reports it has halted production.
Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.
Diageo is looking to re-invigorate its Smirnoff vodka brand to appeal more directly to Millennial consumers in all markets.
Diageo has unveiled a new Smirnoff range in conjunction with a global music collaboration.
Moët Hennessy has unveiled the first TV ad for its Belvedere vodka partnership with Spectre, the next James Bond movie.
The Canadian division of Diageo has issued details of a voluntary product recall of several Smirnoff Ice SKUs in the country.
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.
Allied Blenders & Distillers Officer's Choice has remained the world's fastest-growing spirits brand in terms of volumes added, beating four other whiskies to the title, according to recent figures.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron used Diageo's Smirnoff brand as a weapon for a spot of political retaliation during his speech at the Conservative Party conference today.
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