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Diageo Africa president O'Keeffe on beer & spirits

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Lauren...

Bacardi's next CEO - Who is Mahesh Madhavan?

Earlier today, Bacardi released details of its leadership succession, with Mahesh Madhavan lined up to become the group's next CEO once the...


Ian Shackleton | 15 Feb 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton considers the tobacco model for drinks companies. He also gives us his tip of the stock to watch in 2017.


Richard Woodard | 7 Feb 2017

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the vodka category. Sourced from the joint Global Vodka Insights report, published in December, we look at both market and category trends for vodka globally, the performance of the key brands, as well as the challenges facing the category going forward.


Lucy Britner | 7 Feb 2017

When Diageo announced its exit from the Irish whiskey category in 2015, through the divestment of the Bushmills brand and distillery to Casa Cuervo, many observers were left confused: Why would the world's leading spirits company want to exit a spirits sector that was very clearly on the cusp of a boom?


Ian Buxton | 1 Feb 2017

Rounding off our series of predictions for the year ahead, Ian Buxton gives us his forecasts for whisk(e)y in the next 12 months.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2017

Last month, the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard, was in London to discuss the group's half-year results. just-drinks sat down with Ricard following the press conference to look at both the numbers for the first six months of fiscal-2017 and Ricard's tenure so far, since assuming the leadership in early-2015. In the first part of our exclusive two-part interview, Alex considers Pernod's positions in India and China and shares his thoughts on pricing and the role it plays in a company's approach to premiumisation.


Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 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.


Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2017

Diageo has lined up a vegan variant of its Baileys liqueur in the US, following a test launch last year.


Lucy Britner | 20 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev will maintain SABMiller's tough competitive stance in Africa, the president of Diageo's unit in the region has warned.


Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2017

Diageo has extended its Johnnie Walker Blender's Batch portfolio to the US with the launch of Triple Grain American Oak.


Andy Morton | 15 Mar 2017

Diageo has cut the ribbon on its US$115m Bulleit Bourbon distillery in Kentucky.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2017

Diageo has rebranded and repackaged its Johnnie Walker Platinum Label whisky as it looks to highlight the age of the iteration.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2017

Diageo's UK unit has launched a new variant under the Smirnoff Cider brand. 


Lucy Britner | 13 Mar 2017

The drinks industry has hailed a move by the European Commission to allow alcohol companies to propose their own labelling guidelines. 


Olly Wehring | 10 Mar 2017

Destilería Serrallés has recruited a former Diageo and William Grant & Sons executive to become its next CEO.


Lucy Britner | 9 Mar 2017

Diageo has launched a range of RTD iced coffees under its Baileys brand.


Andy Morton | 2 Mar 2017

A new TV commercial for Bundaberg aims to continue Diageo's efforts to get the rum brand back on track in its domestic Australian market.


Andy Morton | 24 Feb 2017

Diageo has said it is reviewing its options after it lost a court battle with a software supplier over a GBP54.5m (US$68m) bill.


Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau are the best-placed spirits companies to appeal to Millennial consumers, according to a recent report.


Andy Morton | 7 Feb 2017

A strike threat at Diageo's UK operations has been called off after union members accepted a compromise plan on pensions.


Lucy Britner | 6 Feb 2017

Diageo and newly-appointed brand ambassador Snoop Dogg have lined up ten 'brand influencers' for the Tanqueray Ten gin brand. 


Olly Wehring | 31 Jan 2017

Diageo is to return to the Irish whiskey category with a new brand and a distillery in the country’s capital, as revealed by just-drinks late last week.


Lucy Britner | 31 Jan 2017

Diageo has announced its intention to open a US version of Ireland's Guinness Open Gate Brewery concept. 


Andy Morton | 30 Jan 2017

Diageo has said it wants to refocus Baileys on both English and non-English speaking markets as it cancels the brand's sponsorship of a top women's literature prize.


Olly Wehring | 27 Jan 2017

Diageo is lining up a return to the Irish whiskey category, less than two years after it completed the sale of the Bushmills distillery and portfolio in the country, just-drinks understands.


Olly Wehring | 27 Jan 2017

The use of real events in marketing activations is more about "celebrating the human spirit" than "making a political statement", according to the head of Diageo.


Olly Wehring | 26 Jan 2017

Diageo has reported a healthy set of first-half numbers, with sales rising strongly on the year-prior period.


Olly Wehring | 24 Jan 2017

Diageo is set to release a limited edition pack for its Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky in the US, to coincide with the Lunar New Year.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.

Company research

Diageo plc – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Diageo plc – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Al

Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Diageo Great Britain Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (United Kingdom)

Diageo Great Britain Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (United Kingdom

Diageo Great Britain Ltd is part of Diageo Plc, which is the largest manufacturer and distributor of spirits and a major producer of beer and RTDs, operating in more than 20 markets across the Globe....

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Diageo Belgium NV SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Diageo Belgium NV SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Diageo want to introduce durable cocktails into Belgium....

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