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Carlsberg is to close two of its Russian breweriesComment - The Carlsberg Reboot 29 Jan 15

Andy Morton

That, in just the space of two days, Carlsberg has announced both a pay freeze and the closure of two Russian breweries, speaks volumes about the seriousness of the situation in its Eastern European stronghold.


Is the Scotch whisky category on the way down?Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Scotch Whisky? 29 Jan 15

Ian Buxton

The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian Buxton voices his concerns.


Diageo released its half-year results earlier todayFocus - Diageo's H1 Results by Region, Brand 29 Jan 15

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Diageo issued its half-year results for the six months to the end of December. Here, just-drinks, takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions as well as the performance of its brands.


Comment - Diageo Steps Up Doughty Defence of Haig Club 28 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Predictably, the ever-vigilant UK charity Alcohol Concern has complained about the TV ad for Diageo's David Beckham-backed Scotch whisky, Haig Club.


DiageoSustainability in Drinks - Sports Sponsorship in the Spotlight 28 Jan 15

Ben Cooper

Sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol companies is once again under intense scrutiny, across a number of countries, and pressure on policymakers to regulate against it is increasing. Ben Cooper delves deeper.


Diageo will release its latest results tomorrowjust the Preview - Diageo Q2 & H1 28 Jan 15

Olly Wehring

Tomorrow, Diageo will release the results from its half-year, and the three months to the end of December. Here, we take a look at the main events in the company's fiscal Q2.


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