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Richard Woodard | 19 Nov 2018

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2018. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 5% 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.


Olly Wehring | 25 Jan 2018

In late-January, Diageo announced results for the first half of its fiscal-2018. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's sales performance by region in the six months to the end of December. All figures are on an organic basis.


Stephen Beaumont | 21 Jul 2016

Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer development: small, undercapitalised and ale. As much as the first two are fairly obvious – we didn't call it 'microbrewing' for nothing, and pretty much all small-scale start-ups are underfunded – the third, ale, is somewhat less self-evident. It is nevertheless directly related to its predecessors.


Lucy Britner | 28 Oct 2015

Destocking in South East Asia is on schedule to end in the first half of Diageo's current fiscal year, according to the company's president for Greater China and Asia, Sam Fischer. 

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 25 Jan 2018

On the day that Diageo released results for the first half of its fiscal-2018, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Ivan Menezes about the geopolitical issues on the horizon, Bacardi's takeover of Patron Tequila and what on earth Jane Walker will be.


Lucy Britner | 27 Jul 2017

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2018

Diageo has strengthened the relationship between Guinness and the sport of rugby union, with the brand set to become the headline sponsor of the northern hemisphere Six Nations tournament next year.


Andy Morton | 16 Nov 2018

Asian beer is enjoying a global high as a number of top-selling brews climbed the rankings in a new list of the world's most valuable beer brands.


Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2018

Diageo is to take its Guinness Open Gate Brewery project on the road, bringing experimental beers from the Dublin site to a London taproom pop-up.


Olly Wehring | 12 Nov 2018

A Guinness stout that has spent time in barrels previously used to hold Bulleit Bourbon has been launched in "very limited" quantities in the US.


Lucy Britner | 24 Oct 2018

Diageo has announced a 'selfie' activation at its Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland.


Lucy Britner | 26 Jul 2018

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has said the company expects to open its new US brewery to the public in August.


Lucy Britner | 18 Sep 2017

Diageo has lined up a new advertising campaign for its Guinness brand in the UK and Ireland. 


Lucy Britner | 30 Aug 2017

Diageo has appointed Anheuser-Busch InBev as the exclusive distributor for its Guinness beer brand in mainland China.


Lucy Britner | 4 Jul 2017

Diageo has extended the release of its on-label nutritional information and alcohol content initiative for Guinness to include 50cl cans in Ireland.


Joe Bates | 15 May 2017

Diageo has opened a new Guinness concept store at Dublin international airport in partnership with duty free retailer Aer Rianta International (ARI).


Andy Morton | 3 May 2017

Guinness Draught produced at Diageo's St. James’s Gate for the on-premise is now vegan-friendly after the company completed an overhaul of the brewery's filtration system.


Andy Morton | 3 Apr 2017

Diageo has rolled out another Guinness beer developed at its experimental brewery in Dublin. 


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.


Andy Morton | 20 Sep 2016

Diageo has launched a new Guinness extension, developed at its experimental brewery in Dublin. 


Andy Morton | 7 Sep 2016

Diageo has extended its Guinness partnership with London Irish despite the UK rugby club's relegation from the top tier last season.


Lucy Britner | 24 Aug 2016

Diageo has rolled out a new beer under the Guinness brand, developed at its experimental brewery in Dublin. 


Lucy Britner | 19 Aug 2016

Diageo has announced the launch of the latest Guinness campaign, as part of its official broadcast sponsorship of the English Premier League on SuperSport and Canal+ TV channels in Africa.  


Andy Morton | 5 Aug 2016

Diageo is to drop the name 'Guinness' from its US beer and malt beverage unit as it increases investment in other brands, including a new hard soda range.


Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2016

Diageo has unveiled labelling of per-serving nutritional facts on its Johnnie Walker Red Label packs, as it looks to encourage drinkers to make informed choices.


Lucy Britner | 26 Apr 2016

Diageo-controlled Guinness Nigeria has reported a slump in year-to-date sales and profits as the country's economy continues to slow.


Lucy Britner | 20 Apr 2016

Diageo has invested "seven figures" in a campaign for its Guinness lager brand Hop House 13. 


Joe Bates | 31 Mar 2016

Diageo has rolled out another extension of its Guinness beer brand. The 1798 Double Extra Stout is a limited-edition batch Guinness that has been matured in oak vats for 18 months and is packaged in a 75cl corked and caged bottle.

Latest blogs

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.


Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Cognac brand Hennessy is trumpeting a virtual time capsule, making a parallel between it and a barrel of Cognac.

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