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Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

29 Aug 2019

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6.1% in organic terms on the year-prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Diageo's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Why Diageo's Cuban rum play isn't enough to save the category - Comment

29 Aug 2019

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. More than a quarter of a century after Pernod Ricard signed its Havana Club joint venture with state-owned Cuba Ron Corp, Diageo has followed suit. The group's Santiago de Cuba agreement, announced earlier this month, is one of the most eye-catching spirits deals of the year - but it shouldn't distract us from the huge challenges facing the rum category, says Richard Woodard.

What will Diageo's Cuban rum JV mean for Pernod Ricard and Bacardi? - Comment

14 Aug 2019

Last year, I spoke to Juan Gonzalez, the head of Cuba's state-owned rum company, Cuba Ron. It was one of the most entertaining afternoons of my life.

"The US is the one market where we've not seen gin's momentum develop" - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes talks to just-drinks

25 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Diageo announced its results for the 12 months to the end of June, with mid-single-digit sales increases fast becoming the norm. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring spoke to group CEO Ivan Menezes about the latest figures.

Diageo teams Captain Morgan with Major League Soccer in US - Rum in US data

10 Jul 2019

Diageo has signed a sponsorship deal in the US that will see its Captain Morgan rum brand assume ‘official spiced rum’ status with Major League Soccer.

When is a rum not a rum? When it's Captain Morgan - just-drinks thinks

5 Feb 2019

Last week's half-year results have given Diageo a solid base for its fiscal full-year. But, amidst the 7.5% sales lift for the group in the six months to the end of December was a disappointing set of figures from Captain Morgan.

How has Diageo performed in H1 fiscal-2019? - results data

31 Jan 2019

Diageo has reported a 7.5% rise in group sales for the six months to the end of December, but warned that beneficial phasings during the period would result in lower growth in the current six months.

Why consumers are demanding more experiential marketing activations - Consumer Trends

17 Jan 2019

Flicking through a magazine over the festive break, I happened across an article that was simultaneously fascinating and depressing. Instagram-worthy museums, where people go to take selfies in front of eye-popping exhibits, or whilst floating in ball pools, are apparently taking off in America. What this highlights is how consumers want to place themselves in the centre of the story whilst having fun.

Diageo's Captain Morgan lines up experiential 'indoor lagoon' at London retail space

17 Jan 2019

Diageo's Captain Morgan rum brand will feature as the theme of an experiential campaign in the UK, taking place underneath a London shopping mall.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2018

23 Nov 2018

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

Diageo Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

19 Nov 2018

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2018. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 5% in organic terms on the year-prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Diageo's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Diageo offers edible straws with RTDs in UK

17 Aug 2018

Diageo's UK unit has partnered with online retailer 31dover.com to offer a range of edible straws with its pre-mixed range in the country.

Diageo's Captain Morgan Apple Smash - Product Launch

2 Aug 2018

Diageo has added another flavour to its Captain Morgan line up.

Diageo lines up personalised packs for Captain Morgan

9 May 2018

Diageo has rolled out a range of limited-edition bottles for its Captain Morgan rum brand as it looks to take advantage of the personalisation trend.

Diageo's Captain Morgan partners with Lady Leshurr to launch responsible drinking campaign - video

16 Mar 2018

Diageo has lined up a new responsible drinking campaign, featuring its Captain Morgan rum brand and grime star Lady Leshurr.

Diageo’s Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash - Product Launch

7 Mar 2018

Diageo has added another flavoured shot variant to its Captain Morgan portfolio in the US, as it looks to capitalise on outdoor summer occasions.

Captain Morgan rebuke prompts Diageo to pull all Snapchat advertising globally

3 Jan 2018

Diageo has withdrawn its entire advertising presence from social media app Snapchat, after the UK's advertising watchdog banned a Captain Morgan rum campaign for appealing to under-age drinkers.

What can the spirits industry learn from Diageo? - Comment

8 Nov 2017

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Diageo's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the takeaways for the wider spirits industry.

Bacardi, Diageo weather storm, as Pernod Ricard braces for Hurricane Irma

8 Sep 2017

Bacardi and Diageo have been weighing the impact of Hurricane Irma, as the storm moves on through the Caribbean, towards Florida.

Diageo overhauls Captain Morgan bottles in US

21 Aug 2017

Diageo has unveiled a new US bottle for its Captain Morgan rum range.

What do the new IWSR figures tell us about global spirits trends? - Analysis

6 Jul 2017

Analysts at Exane BNP Paribas have dug deep into latest IWSR figures to uncover the emerging trends in global spirits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at some of the prevailing winds currently on show.

Captain Morgan trumps Admiral Nelson's in Diageo, Heaven Hill passing-off row

20 Jun 2017

Heaven Hill Distilleries has lost its legal fight with Diageo in Canada over similarities between the packaging of its Admiral Nelson's spice rum brand and Diageo's Captain Morgan.

Diageo rolls out global Captain Morgan campaign, featuring Rio Ferdinand - video

9 May 2017

Diageo has lined up a global campaign for its Captain Morgan rum brand, featuring former Manchester United and England football captain Rio Ferdinand. 

Diageo rolls out price-marked packs for RTD range in UK

11 Apr 2017

Diageo's UK unit has lined up price-marked cans across several products in its ready-to-drink portfolio. 

Diageo's Captain Morgan LocoNut - Product Launch

24 Mar 2017

Diageo has added a coconut-flavoured shot variant to its Captain Morgan portfolio, as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of coconut.

Diageo to move Captain Morgan maturation from US Virgin Islands

21 Nov 2016

Diageo has confirmed plans to move the maturation and warehousing of its Captain Morgan rum brand from the US Virgin Islands to its facility 2,500km away, in Maryland.

Diageo's Captain Morgan Jack-O'Blast Limited Pumpkin Spiced Rum - Product Launch

29 Sep 2016

Diageo has launched a limited edition pumpkin spiced rum, designed for the shot occasion. The company claims the product is the first ever pumpkin spiced rum launch in the US.

Diageo investment paying off as Captain Morgan prospects brighten - survey

20 Sep 2016

Renewed distributor optimism for Diageo's Captain Morgan has added weight to prospects of a US turnaround for the rum brand.

UK advertising watchdog bans Diageo's Captain Morgan ad

31 Aug 2016

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against one of Diageo's Captain Morgan adverts.

Category Challenges & Innovations - Rum Essentials, Part VI

2 Aug 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the global rum category. In the final part, we look at the challenges facing the segment and the opportunities that innovation will offer in the months and years ahead.

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