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The just-drinks Analyst - 2017 forecasts

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?...

Baijiu set to storm 2017 - Analysis 

The world's two largest spirits companies (by profit) are major players in China's baijiu category. While the past few years have proved cha...


Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rainbow might not yield the only pot of gold.  


Lucy Britner | 6 Dec 2016

Late last week, Diageo's North America president, Deirdre Mahlan, hosted a conference call with analysts. Having spent just over a year in the role, Mahlan offered some insight into the company's largest and most profitable region. Here, just-drinks picks out some key points from the call.


Ian Shackleton | 2 Dec 2016

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.


Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.

Latest Interviews

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.


Andy Morton | 1 Nov 2016

In July, Diageo turned its previously-combined Middle East & Global Travel Retail division into a standalone GTR unit. At the same time, TR head Doug Bagley stood down and was replaced by Dayalan Nayager, Bagley's European TR regional leader. Last month, at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks caught up with Nayager to find out how the new structure was working, as well as his thoughts on the overall state of the GTR channel.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 13 Jan 2017

Diageo's Australian unit has appointed Andrew Clarke to the role of commercial director.


Lucy Britner | 11 Jan 2017

Diageo has launched three new Johnnie Walker ranges through its brand house in Singapore, to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2017.


Andy Morton | 5 Jan 2017

The Sazerac Co's Buffalo Trace has outscored Diageo's Bulleit in a new IWSR report that tracks how many times Bourbon brands are listed in craft bars.


Lucy Britner | 3 Jan 2017

Diageo has released a limited edition Lagavulin to see out the distillery's bicentenary year.


Andy Morton | 23 Dec 2016

A strike threat at Diageo's UK operations remains after only one of the two unions involved in a disagreement over pensions accepted an improved deal with the Johnnie Walker owner.


Olly Wehring | 20 Dec 2016

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks that it has filed a "trade dress" lawsuit in the US against Sazerac regarding alleged similarities between its Bulleit and the US company’s Dr McGillicuddy’s brands.


Lucy Britner | 15 Dec 2016

Diageo has launched a chatbot function to enable users to find a suitable whisky.


Andy Morton | 14 Dec 2016

Diageo has become the latest alcohol company to team up with UK home delivery service Deliveroo.


Lucy Britner | 12 Dec 2016

Diageo has made David Gates managing director of its Diageo Futures department. 


Andy Morton | 12 Dec 2016

Diageo has expanded a Lagavulin festive marketing campaign featuring comedy actor Nick Offerman.


Lucy Britner | 8 Dec 2016

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said a 'soft' blended Scotch whisky market has lead to a decrease in sales of the company's used barrels.


Andy Morton | 8 Dec 2016

Diageo is to pay a further GBP45m (US$57m) to victims of the thalidomide drug distributed by a former subsidiary.


Andy Morton | 6 Dec 2016

Ratings firm Moody's has handed Diageo victory in a credit run-off against spirits rival Pernod Ricard.


Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2016

A strike threat at Diageo's UK production sites has been put on hold after the company negotiated a new proposal with workers over changes to pensions.


Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2016

The Sazerac Co has opened its first office in Washington, DC with the appointment of Diageo's former US government lobbyist. 


Andy Morton | 30 Nov 2016

Diageo has signalled its intention to work more with programmatic marketing by appointing its first  department head for the online advertising tool.


Lucy Britner | 30 Nov 2016

Diageo has launched a new advertising initiative for its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand in the US market. 


Olly Wehring | 30 Nov 2016

Diageo has confirmed that its North American division has reached a settlement in its legal battle with Allied Lomar over the ‘Stitzel’ trademark.


Lucy Britner | 29 Nov 2016

Diageo and the Nolet Group have launched a new marketing campaign for the Ketel One vodka brand. 


Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2016

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks the imminent departure of its corporate relations director, Charlotte Lambkin, less than three years after taking up the role.


Andy Morton | 22 Nov 2016

Diageo workers in the UK have voted in favour of industrial action that could see strikes at the company's sites across the country in the run-up to Christmas.


Lucy Britner | 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.

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.

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