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Top US brewers in 2019 - data

2 Apr 2020

This week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2019. Here is the top 50.

Diageo's East African Breweries to boost Serengeti Breweries control

1 Apr 2020

Diageo's Kenyan beer unit, East African Breweries Ltd, is to increase its stake in Serengeti Breweries by 30%.

Could the coronavirus pandemic make for more caring companies? - sustainability spotlight

31 Mar 2020

Ben Cooper examines how COVID-19 is giving progressive companies the chance to show the ideals of conscious capitalism in action, and how corporate engagement in addressing major global issues, such as climate change and poverty, might be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Diageo pauses India manufacturing as coronavirus impacts global production

30 Mar 2020

Diageo has shut down manufacturing sites in India as it overhauls working conditions across its global production footprint in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Heineken prepares for CEO coronation with Asia-Pacific, Europe leadership appointments

27 Mar 2020

Heineken has completed its latest reshuffle of senior executives, with the head of operations in Vietnam replacing future CEO Dolf van den Brink in Asia-Pacific.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

25 Mar 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. This month, we look at companies' efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Diageo GB launches ‘Drinks at Home’ social media takeovers

25 Mar 2020

Diageo’s Reserve World Class GB unit is to launch a series of social media videos designed for the on-premise and consumers who are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Syl Saller, Deirdre Mahlan ready retirements as Diageo shuffles CMOs, NA presidents

24 Mar 2020

Diageo has announced a brace of senior retirements, with CMO Syl Saller and North America president Deirdre Mahlan both set to step down.

More drinks firms pledge industry support amid coronavirus outbreak

24 Mar 2020

A raft of drinks companies have joined the movement to support the trade and communities struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diageo opens UK licensed trade helpline

23 Mar 2020

Diageo has launched a phone line for on- and off-premise business owners in the UK in an effort to provide information on the Government's offers of support to counter the effects of COVID-19.

Distillers in Tennessee face closure as coronavirus measures kick in

20 Mar 2020

A trade association for spirits distillers in the US has warned that some of its members could be driven out of business by the fallout from COVID-19.

What the stock market free-fall means for the drinks industry today and tomorrow, and PepsiCo's hopes to become a rock star - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Mar 2020

As stock markets go into meltdown, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, is here to walk us through the madness. This month, Ian looks at what the coronavirus effect will be for listed drinks companies, as well as considering the longer-term fall-out. He also turns his attention to PepsiCo's recent acquisition in the energy drinks area.

Diageo makes UK on- & off-premise coronavirus offers

17 Mar 2020

Diageo has unveiled three support measures to help the UK on- and off-premise channels in their battle to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Diageo, Accolade Wines staff join growing number of drinks employees working from home

17 Mar 2020

Alcohol producers continue to close offices and encourage remote working as travel restrictions in place to combat coronavirus widen.

Drinks firms tell staff to stay home as US, Europe coronavirus outbreaks spread

16 Mar 2020

Beverage companies in Europe and the US are moving to protect employees from an upsurge in coronavirus outbreaks by closing corporate offices and encouraging their staff to work from home.

Heineken Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

12 Mar 2020

In mid-February, Heineken reported a 5.6% rise in sales from the 12 months of 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends that are set to affect the future for the company, specifically, and for the global beer category, more broadly.

UK alcohol duties frozen in pub-friendly Budget - reaction

11 Mar 2020

The UK Government has frozen alcohol duties for one year in a Budget designed to spur growth for drinks companies and pubs.

Diageo’s Gordon’s White Peach Distilled Gin - Product Launch

11 Mar 2020

Diageo has lined up the release of a white peach-flavoured gin under its Gordon's brand. Gordon's White Peach rolled out this week, exclusively to Asda in the off-premise.

Diageo's Captain Morgan Tiki flavoured rum - Product Launch

10 Mar 2020

Diageo has added another flavour to its Captain Morgan portfolio.

Diageo raises stake in United Spirits

5 Mar 2020

Diageo has acquired an additional interest in United Spirits, as it looks to grow premium spirits in the Indian market.

C&C Group to distribute Budweiser, Bud Light across Ireland

4 Mar 2020

C&C Group is to replace Diageo as the distributor for Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser and Bud Light brands on the island of Ireland.

Pernod Ricard flags "under-developed" market for premium gin in US

28 Feb 2020

The US still has a way to go to catch the strong performances of higher-end gin in countries such as the UK and Spain, Pernod Ricard has admitted.

The Coca-Cola Co suffers sweetener delays as coronavirus disrupts supply chain

26 Feb 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has said shipments of artificial sweetener sucralose from China have been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus to cut Diageo FY sales by up to US$422m - trading update

26 Feb 2020

The coronavirus outbreak will knock up to GBP325m (US$422m) off Diageo's full-year sales, the company has forecast.

Diageo's Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon - Product Launch

25 Feb 2020

Diageo has launched a Sicilian lemon-flavoured Gordon's as the company continues to expand the gin brand's portfolio.

Diageo pays US$5m to settle SEC sales-boosting charge

20 Feb 2020

Diageo has said it is "pleased" to have settled a charge from the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it hit performance targets by pressuring North American distributors to take extra stock.

Diageo adds more clubs to Captain Morgan Major League Soccer tie-up

20 Feb 2020

Diageo has extended the Major League Soccer sponsorship arrangement in the US for its Captain Morgan rum brand.

Moët Hennessy Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

19 Feb 2020

In late-January, Moët Hennessy reported a 6% increase in sales from 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the wine & spirits group's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global wine and spirits categories, more broadly.

Third CEO in three years for Angostura as ex-Diageo executive takes the wheel

14 Feb 2020

Angostura Holdings has appointed a former Diageo executive as its next CEO after the company's second leader in a row was placed on "administrative leave".

How did Pernod Ricard perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data

13 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard has sounded a note of caution in its latest half-year results, with the coronavirus expected to hit sales in the group's fiscal-2020.

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