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The Vodka Category - Everything you need to know

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the vodka category. Sourced from the joi...

What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Comment

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....


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.


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?


Lucy Britner | 26 Jan 2017

Today, Diageo reported a healthy set of first-half numbers, with sales rising strongly on the year-prior period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region in the six months to the end of December. All figures are organic. 


Olly Wehring | 24 Jan 2017

Over the weekend, United Spirits reported its results for the first nine months of its fiscal-2017. Here's a closer look at the Diageo-controlled company's segment and brand performance in the nine months to the end of December.

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

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.


Olly Wehring | 23 Jan 2017

United Spirits has reported a lift in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, although the Indian company's top-line in the third-quarter has been hampered by the country's demonetisation legislation in the third quarter.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jan 2017

Diageo has confirmed the pending closure of Alexander & James, only four years after setting up the UK-focused e-commerce portal.


Andy Morton | 19 Jan 2017

Diageo has labelled 2017 the year of home-consumption in a new report that predicts a shake-up for socialising over the next 12 months.


Andy Morton | 18 Jan 2017

Diageo is considering upping its stake in United Spirits, according to a report.


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.

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

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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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