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United Spirits' short-term pain, but future rosy

Finally, after a near four-month delay United Spirits reported its full-year results today....

Will Diageo's United Spirits buy raise spirits?

As expected, Diageo has stepped up its bid to take majority control of India’s United Spirits Ltd (USL). The UK-headquartered company has la...

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...

Heineken happy with JVs, would buy out if offered

Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its pa...

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview - Diageo Asia Pacific I 18 Oct 2011

Olly Wehring

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 Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part II 26 May 2011

Olly Wehring

In part one of my interview with Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, which ran earlier this week, we took a close look at the brewer's purchase of FEMSA Cerveza last year. We also started a world tour of beer markets, discussing Europe, Russia, Brazil and Mexico.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 7 November in... 7 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

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


United Spirits sees Q1 net loss 20 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits has continued its sluggish performance with a first-quarter net loss and fall in sales.


Drinks firms to tighten up social media practices 1 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Thirteen leading drinks companies – including Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev – have launched a new set of social media guidelines aiming to stop content reaching children.


Mallya stays chairman at Diageo's United Spirits 1 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Vijay Mallya has been re-elected as chairman of United Spirits at the AGM of the Diageo-controlled firm.


Three United Spirits' directors to step down 11 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has confirmed that three of United Spirits' independent directors are to leave the company's board.

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