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Why Didn't Diageo Act Sooner on Mallya?

It's not every day that one can accuse the world's biggest spirits producer of being a bit stupid, but my peers in India are making hay toda...

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...

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

Diageo's United Spirits calls on Mallya to quit 27 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

Diageo is reviewing its relationship with United Breweries Holdings and Vijay Mallya over India's United Spirits, after the division's board called on the entrepreneur to stand down as its chairman.


CFO of Diageo's United Spirits stands down 24 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

Pathai Murali, the CFO of Diageo-controlled United Spirits, has resigned from the Indian company.


just a While Ago - On 14 April in... 14 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

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


just a While Ago - On 9 April in... 9 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

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


Diageo to take 100% of United National Breweries 2 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Diageo has agreed a deal to take full control of UB Group's South African sorghum beer business, United National Breweries (UNB).

Company research

UB Group in Spirits (World)

UB Group in Spirits (World)

India’s largest spirits producer, UB Group’s United Spirits, came under the control of global leader, Diageo, in 2013. The profile analyses the most promising ways forward for United Spirits’ strong d...

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India Beer Market Insights 2013

India Beer Market Insights 2013

This report comprises of high level market research data on the India beer industry, published by Canadean. The report covers total market (on- and off-premise) and includes valuable insight and ana...

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Beer Market Insights India

Beer Market Insights India

Summary The Beer Market Insight India report contains detailed brand, distribution and packaging data and analysis across the India beer market for 2013. Brand and packaging volume data is available w...

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