26 April 2013
Late last week, the gold medal winners in the gin, vodka, Tequila and liqueurs sub-categories of this year's International Spirits Challenge were announced.
18 April 2013
Diageo has highlighted slowing growth in two important emerging markets in its third quarter, but sales in the year-to-date remain in line with expectations.
13 March 2013
Diageo has clarified claims by UK trade union Unite that the drinks giant is not “paying what it is due” in tax in the country.
18 February 2013
Diageo has launched an online shopping portal, allowing it to sell direct to UK customers for the first time.
12 February 2013
Although it is being trumpeted as the next big thing, gin has not bounced back as much as spirits companies claim. Chris Mercer looks at the figures and asks, when does the revival kick in?
11 February 2013
Diageo's Gordon's Crisp Cucumber gin
17 January 2013
Diageo’s Tanqueray Malacca
10 July 2012
Diageo has confirmed that its vodka marketing director for Western Europe, Simon Breckon, has left the company, after less than year in the role.
5 March 2012
UK microdistiller Sipsmith is seeking to develop and capitalise on the niche market for super-premium gin in China.
16 December 2011
As vodka sales have soared over the last ten years, gin has been somewhat in the doldrums. However, a new The IWSR/just-drinks report shows that the premium gin category is now growing, on the back of new product innovation and marketing which emphasises gin’s unique attributes rather than simply trying to emulate vodka.
22 July 2011
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:
18 July 2011
Diageo has launched a global promotional campaign for its Tanqueray London Dry gin brand.
19 May 2011
The recent launch of a gin brand here in the UK has riled traditionalist gin fans. Richard Woodard believes the fuss is merited – calling a gin-like spirit gin is sure to get people's juices flowing, concedes Woodard. But, hey, why not call it a vodka and have done?
12 April 2011
Following on from his introduction to the woes of the PIGS markets, the first part of this month's management briefing sees Richard Woodard focus more sharply on Spain and Portugal.
15 December 2010
Diageo aims to double the size of its business in the Middle East within the next five years by selling more premium drinks in travel retail at the region's key airports.
4 June 2010
Diageo is to group marketing for its global spirits brands into two new categories as it looks to adapt faster to demand from customers and consumers.
25 January 2010
Drinks giant Diageo has launched a blog for its Tanqueray gin brand that will include musings from celebrities in the film, fashion, music and art world.
16 October 2009
As Pernod Ricard names a new brand director for its gin brands, a recently published report from just-drinks/IWSR suggests it will not be an easy category from which to extract growth. Ben Cooper reports.
13 October 2009
Diageo is set to release a trading statement on its first fiscal quarter at the group's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday (14 October).
27 August 2009
Diageo has warned of a tough 2010 after cost savings helped the drinks giant to hit guidance in its fiscal full-year, despite flat like-for-like sales and a fall in pre-tax profits.
13 July 2009
Diageo has followed its formation of a joint venture in Japan with a realignment of its distribution in the country.
9 July 2009
Tanqueray gin is in a similar position to Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky ten years ago, according to Diageo's global gin director, who is overseeing a relaunch of the Tanqueray brand.
1 July 2009
Diageo is launching its first global advertising campaign for Tanqueray gin, together with a new-look bottle design, as the drinks giant looks to drive a resurgence in the gin market.
19 June 2009
Drinks giant Diageo acquired the remaining stake in US premium cocktail mixer group Stirrings on Tuesday (16 June), just a day before announcing plans to cut more than 100 jobs in Ireland as part of a restructuring programme. Michelle Russell looks at the bigger picture behind both moves.
30 March 2009
Coors Brewers has launched a Premium Collection of beers, wines, spirits, ciders and soft drinks, aimed at supporting independents in the UK on-trade.
26 February 2009
Both China and the US have in different ways been exciting growth markets for the drinks sector in recent years but for obvious reasons neither is quite what they were. Chris Losh looks at how both markets are faring in the downturn and assesses what we can expect from each in the year ahead.
27 October 2008
Super premium spirits rose in Spain in 2007, despite an overall decline in the country's spirits consumption during the year, new research shows.
7 October 2008
Financial doom and despond may currently pervade the world of high-flying corporate executives but, Ian Buxton writes, spirits marketers expect high-priced, ultra-premium brands to continue their strong growth. The current environment may prompt financial movers and shakers to take a stiff drink, but it will apparently still be a reassuringly expensive one.
17 June 2008
Diageo is to launch the first ad campaign in the UK for its premium gin brand, Tanqueray, in July.
9 May 2008
Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirits Fair are products from Constellation, Diageo and Cocoa Farm. To keep track of all the LIWF news see our diary every day.