Blog: Olly WehringDiageo - An apology

Olly Wehring | 15 April 2008

I know it was cheeky, and I’m really sorry, but I just couldn’t help it.

As the ‘any questions’ segment of Paul Walsh’s presentation to the World Whiskies Conference today (15 April) drew to a close, I simply had to ask him:

“How does it feel to no longer be the biggest premium spirits company in the world?”

Quick as you like, he replied: “There are statistics, and there are statistics.

“For those of you who like to study annual reports, look at market capitalisation, look at total sales, look at margins, and then make your decision.”

Told!


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