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just The Preview - Diageo's FY preliminaries

On Thursday, Diageo will report its preliminary full-year results. Here just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final qua...

Campari CEO silent on Whyte & Mackay bid

Gruppo Campari's CEO has sidestepped questions over a possible swoop for Whyte & Mackay (W&M), insisting the company will first focus on ass...

Will Diageo's White Rum Foray Prompt Bacardi Buys?

The launch of the latest addition to the white rum category will have some folk in Bermuda and Miami in a bit of a flap at the moment, I ima...

In the Spotlight - Diageo's W&M Offer

One of the spirits industry's longer-running sagas gained an extra chapter this week when Diageo announced that it is willing to sell off a...

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman - Part II 18 Dec 2012

Ben Cooper

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with Paul Varga, the CEO of Brown-Forman discussed the company's portfolio and prospects in emerging markets. In this second - and final - part, Varga details the company's take on the mergers & acquisitions scene in the global spirits industry, and the roll of innovation as an alternative to M&A.


The just-drinks Interview - Whyte & Mackay 21 Jan 2010

just-drinks.com editorial team

In the first just-drinks interview of 2010, we sit down with John Beard, CEO of Whyte & Mackay, and ask him about his first nine months in the hotseat, his company's relationship with its Indian owners and where he sees opportunity for growth going forward. Go on, take a guess.

Latest News

Diageo faces public consultation over W&M sale 22 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

The UK's competition authority has signalled it is happy with Emperador Inc as the buyer of Diageo-controlled Whyte & Mackay (W&M), but is awaiting the result of a public consultation before making a final ruling.


Emperador lines up Spanish vineyard buy 16 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Emperador Inc's Spanish unit has agreed to buy 230 hectares of vineyard in Toledo as the Philippine company looks to up its global brandy reach.


United Spirits to buy India factory for IMFL boost 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits has agreed a deal to acquire J P Impex Incorp's Karnataka factory for INR115m (US$1.9m).


Diageo breaks 50% control of United Spirits 2 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the completion of its latest tender offer for shares in United Spirits and is now the majority controller of the Indian firm.


Emperador Inc rises up spirits volumes chart 30 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Emperador Inc's namesake brandy became the second-largest spirits brand in the world last year, but still trails far behind HiteJinro's South Korean soju Jinro, new figures show.

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