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Diageo " knew United Spirits would be complicated”

The head of Diageo has admitted that his company's eventual purchase of majority control of India's United Spirits had given the firm its fa...

Has Diageo added Beer to its 'Non-Core' List?

Diageo's exit from its beer joint-venture in South Africa and Namibia comes at the same time as observers are considering what else the comp...


Focus - Diageo's FY Performance by Region

Olly Wehring | 30 Jul 2015

Earlier today, Diageo reported a lift in full-year net profits on flat sales and dipping volumes. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:


Diageo, Heineken and NBL in South Africa & Namibia

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

Earlier today, Diageo and Heineken announced the dissolution of their joint venture in South Africa and Namibia with Namibian Breweries Ltd (NBL). Here are the full details behind the transaction.


Diageo Q4 & FY - Preview

Lucy Britner | 27 Jul 2015

On Thursday (30 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quarter, the three months to the end of June:


Is Diageo approaching its "Et tu, Brute" Moment?

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

It would be very easy to get carried away by the latest stirrings from Diageo over in the US. Indeed, when the Securities & Exchange Commission comes knocking, it would take a particularly ignorant person to not get carried away. But, is this as big a deal as it at first seems?

Latest Interviews

Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO - Part II

Olly Wehring | 12 Feb 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.


just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's Nick Blacknell

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2014

Earlier this year, the Worshipful Company of Distillers held a lively debate in London on the future of rum. Afterwards, just-drinks spoke to Nick Blacknell, Havana Club's international marketing director for Pernod Ricard, to discuss digital, diversity and the debate's motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”.

Latest News

Challenges remain as Diageo posts flat FY sales

Olly Wehring | 30 Jul 2015

Diageo has reported flat sales for its fiscal full-year, with volumes slipping back slightly.


Diageo adds GSK Consumer Healthcare CEO to board

Lucy Britner | 29 Jul 2015

Diageo has appointed Emma Walmsley as non-executive director, effective 1 January 2016.


Diageo, Heineken end South Africa, Namibia JV

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

Diageo has reiterated its commitment to the beer category, despite pulling out of its South African and Namibian brewing joint-venture with Heineken and Namibian Breweries Ltd, three years ahead of schedule.


Pernod launches pomegranate whisky drink

Lucy Britner | 28 Jul 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a pomegranate-flavoured whisky drink under the Imperial label, in Korea.


just a While Ago - On 27 July in...

Olly Wehring | 27 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Diageo hit by SEC investigation in US

Olly Wehring | 23 Jul 2015

Diageo has confirmed that it has received a request for information from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US over its distribution in the country.


Diageo comm's director latest to leave

Lucy Britner | 23 Jul 2015

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks that its global communications director is set to leave the company less than a year after assuming the position.


Global business development head to quit Diageo

Olly Wehring | 22 Jul 2015

Diageo has confirmed that its head of global business development, Ravi Rajagopal, is set to leave the company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.


just a While Ago - On 21 July in...

Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Opus One creates Europe manager role

Lucy Britner | 21 Jul 2015

Opus One International has appointed Charlie Matthews to the newly-created position of area manager for Europe.


just a While Ago - On 20 July in...

Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo appoints Australia MD

Lucy Britner | 20 Jul 2015

Diageo Australia has appointed David Smith to the role of managing director, following Tim Salt's departure.


just the week in - Spirits and Wine

Lucy Britner | 17 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 15 July in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo silent on external CFO report

Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2015

Diageo has declined to comment on reports it is looking outside the company for its next chief financial officer.


Diageo to replace marketing, innovation head

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2015

Diageo has appointed James Thompson as its new marketing and innovation head for North America as Peter McDonough prepares to leave after nine years with the company.


just a While Ago - On 14 July in...

Olly Wehring | 14 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Thinfilm unveils "world first" smart wine bottle

Richard Woodard | 13 Jul 2015

A new “smart wine bottle” designed to fight counterfeiting and aid consumer communication will be unveiled in Shanghai later this week.


Innis & Gunn names global marketing head

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2015

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed its first world-wide marketing head as it brings in new faces to drive exports.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 10 July in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Latest blogs

Diageo's echo quotes

Olly Wehring | 5 May 2015

When it comes to market speculation, a company holds the prerogative to comment or not. Most times it is the latter, but we journalists are always grateful for any quote that we can get.


Diageo distilleries welcome you to their virtual world

Andy Morton | 23 Jan 2015

Diageo has jumped onboard Google's latest interactive maps and is opening up the virtual doors to four of its distilleries.

Company research

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

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