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Ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh resurfaces with Brockmans Gin - just-drinks comments

14 Oct 2019

UK gin producer Brockmans has welcomed a former CEO of Diageo to its board.

Diageo builds US$8m global innovation hub in Scotland

14 Oct 2019

Diageo has opened a GBP6.4m (US$8m) research lab in Scotland to spearhead the company's innovation and sustainability projects.

Diageo targets on-premise with Tanqueray No. Ten bitters

10 Oct 2019

Diageo has partnered with a Brazilian bartender to create a bitters under its Tanqueray No. Ten gin brand name.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

9 Oct 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Diageo releases first global Smirnoff ad for more than 25 years - video

8 Oct 2019

Diageo has rolled out a global advertising campaign for Smirnoff, the vodka brand’s first in more than a quarter of a century.

Major spirits brands dodge the US tariff bullet... for now - Analysis

7 Oct 2019

Last week, the US Government announced a list of imported European goods that from 18 October will be subject to extra tariffs. The list, which includes a range of spirits and liqueurs, was expected since the World Trade Organisation sided with the US in a long-running battle with the EU over aeroplane subsidies.

Could 'delocalisation' signal the death of provenance in spirits? - Editor's Viewpoint

3 Oct 2019

The role of provenance in marketing is widely prevalent in the spirits category - always by brands that have to be produced in a certain location, but also often by those that aren't tied by rules of definition.

Distillers unite to condemn tariffs as US targets revealed

3 Oct 2019

Trade groups in the US and the EU have attacked a decision to impose a 25% tariff on European spirit drinks.

Can Brown-Forman ride Jack Daniel's brand equity with Tennessee Apple? - Editor's Viewpoint

2 Oct 2019

Four months after flagging the booming growth of flavoured whiskies in the US, Brown-Forman has lined up the addition of another expression of its flagship Jack Daniel's whiskey brand in the country. Tennessee Apple, announced this week, is the third flavoured variant in the Brown-Forman stable, joining Tennessee Fire and Tennessee Honey. Could the new iteration stretch Brown-Forman's flavoured whiskey stable too far?

Diageo veteran Dan Buttling switches to Stoli Group as CMO

1 Oct 2019

Stoli Group has poached a long-serving Diageo executive to become its global chief marketing officer.

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple - Product Launch

1 Oct 2019

Brown-Forman has confirmed the long-expected release of an apple-flavoured variant of its flagship Jack Daniel's American whiskey.

Diageo's Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout - Product Launch

27 Sep 2019

Diageo has launched the latest beer brewed at its one-year-old US Guinness brewery.

Diageo teams up with Spotify to match favourite cocktails with mood music

26 Sep 2019

Diageo has partnered with streaming service Spotify in an on-premise activation that includes predicting consumers' favourite gin cocktails.

Kraft Heinz to roll out Baileys RTD coffees in latest Diageo licensing deal

25 Sep 2019

Kraft Heinz has unveiled a range of non-alcoholic Baileys-branded cold brew coffees in flavours including salted caramel and Irish cream.

Diageo’s The Singleton: Paragon of Time 53-Year-Old Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Product Launch

20 Sep 2019

Diageo’s The Singleton is to release a 53-year-old single malt Scotch whisky, the first iteration in the distillery’s Paragon of Time collection.

"Not being in the American whiskey category has been something we wanted to change" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part II

19 Sep 2019

In the first part of our exclusive interview with Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot, we learned more about her experiences in Asia and in M&A. Here, in part two, de Tissot discusses Kentucky Bourbon, Castle Brands, Chinese whiskey and Pernod's wine operations.

Diageo confident on full-year performance, but tariff dangers loom

19 Sep 2019

Diageo has maintained its mid-single-digit sales growth forecast for the current fiscal year, but warned that "significant changes to global trade policy" could hamper performance in the 12 months to the end of June 2020.

Diageo's Ketel One ties up with Emmy Awards for US marketing push - video

18 Sep 2019

Diageo has lined up a new creative campaign in the US for Ketel One, piggy-backing the vodka brand's 'official spirits' status of the Emmy awards.

Diageo executive switches to Accolade Wines in Australia, New Zealand

18 Sep 2019

Accolade Wines has poached a Diageo executive to head up its operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Diageo Scotland strikes halted after last-gasp agreement

18 Sep 2019

Diageo has averted industrial action at its Scottish production facilities after securing a last-minute deal with trade unions.

Why Carlsberg's time is now, why Q3 is set fair for drinks and why spirits should learn from Neil Woodford - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Sep 2019

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian considers the recent turnaround at Carlsberg, what the third-quarter reporting season is set to look like and what drinks companies with maturing stock can take away from the events that have affected high-profile fund manager Neil Woodford.

Diageo teams with National Rugby League for Australian responsible drinking push - video

16 Sep 2019

Diageo has set up a responsible drinking campaign in Australia, partnering its Bundaberg Rum brand with the country’s National Rugby League

Exec committee switch at Diageo as supply chief David Cutter steps down

4 Sep 2019

Diageo has announced an internal promotion to its executive committee, with supply & procurement head David Cutter set to leave the company.

Diageo braces for strikes as Scottish union confirms two days of action

3 Sep 2019

Diageo has said it has contingency plans in place after workers at its Scottish production sites scheduled two days of strikes for later this month.

Gen Z demands will change low-, no-alcohol trajectory - Zag Drinks

2 Sep 2019

The UK maker of a beer-style soft drink has said the low- and no-alcohol category will transform over the next five years because younger consumers are not looking for alcohol replacement.

Diageo to shutter South Korean bottling plant amid spirits declines

30 Aug 2019

Diageo has confirmed its intention to close a South Korean plant, citing its underuse.

Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

29 Aug 2019

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6.1% in organic terms on the year-prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Diageo's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Why Diageo's Cuban rum play isn't enough to save the category - Comment

29 Aug 2019

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. More than a quarter of a century after Pernod Ricard signed its Havana Club joint venture with state-owned Cuba Ron Corp, Diageo has followed suit. The group's Santiago de Cuba agreement, announced earlier this month, is one of the most eye-catching spirits deals of the year - but it shouldn't distract us from the huge challenges facing the rum category, says Richard Woodard.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in fiscal-2019? - results data

29 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a second consecutive quarter of slightly softening growth, with sales in the final three months of the group's fiscal-2019 rising by 5%.

Diageo prepared for Scottish strikes as GMB union joins call for action

27 Aug 2019

Diageo has said it is prepared for strikes at its Scottish manufacturing facilities after a second trade union voted in favour of industrial action.





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