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Diageo rides US Tequila high as H1 sales grow - results data

28 Jan 2021

Tequila looks like being the antidote to consumers' COVID woes, with Diageo today reporting a 61% jump in half-year sales from its brands in the category.

Was 2020 what investors expected and will 2021 be what they expect? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Jan 2021

Back for his first just-drinks outing of 2021, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton considers how his stock of the year fared in 2020, who gets his backing this year and what the wider drinks industry will look like, come December.

Diageo readies UK TV return for Guinness Draught - video

14 Dec 2020

Diageo has launched the first TV advert in the UK for 12 years for the canned version of Guinness on draught.

Diageo tags Guinness into first US Roe & Co Irish whisky ads

9 Dec 2020

Diageo is to advertise Guinness and Irish whiskey Roe & Co side by side in a new US marketing campaign.

The beer category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS

8 Dec 2020

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes an in-depth look at the stories that made the headlines in 2020 across the global drinks industry. In part I, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and the lows for the global beer category.

Has COVID vaccine turned us from bears to bulls, have company presentations lost their fun and has 'innovation' become a dirty word? - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Nov 2020

The recent announcements of a vaccine for COVID-19 have got in-house analyst Ian Shackleton all a-flutter. Should we be concerned, though, that he's now worried about the end of bears, the end of company pizzazz and the end of innovation efforts in the beverages industry?

"Microbiological contamination" prompts Guinness 0.0 recall from Diageo - just-drinks comments

11 Nov 2020

Diageo has suffered a major setback with Guinness 0.0 as the brand extension has become the subject of a product recall less than a month after launch.

Diageo’s Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout, Guinness Imperial Stout - Product Launch

10 Nov 2020

Diageo's US Guinness brewery has lined up two limited edition stouts for the holiday season.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2020

29 Oct 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Diageo adds to non-alcoholic beer portfolio with Guinness 0.0

22 Oct 2020

Diageo has launched a non-alcoholic version of its Guinness beer brand in the UK and Ireland.

Diageo to focus on Gen Z, social media in no- and low-alcohol strategy

29 Sep 2020

No- and low-alcohol producers need to make their brand experience as "beautiful" as regular alcohol to engage with Gen Z consumers driving the category, Diageo's commercial director for Guinness has said.

Diageo Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

19 Aug 2020

In early-August, Diageo posted an 8% decline in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. A 4% top-line lift in the first half of fiscal-2020 was undone by the COVID-hit H2, when sales slumped by 23%. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Heineken joins move away from plastic with cardboard toppers in UK

18 Aug 2020

Heineken has fulfilled a pledge to replace plastic rings on multipacks in the UK as the company joins other global brewers in unveiling cardboard toppers.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2020

20 Jul 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Eastside Distilling appoints Paul Block as CEO

1 Jul 2020

Eastside Distilling has installed chairman Paul Block as CEO as the US distiller's current chief executive prepares to leave after nine months in the role.

Top US brewers in 2019 - data

2 Apr 2020

This week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2019. Here is the top 50.

Drinks firms tell staff to stay home as US, Europe coronavirus outbreaks spread

16 Mar 2020

Beverage companies in Europe and the US are moving to protect employees from an upsurge in coronavirus outbreaks by closing corporate offices and encouraging their staff to work from home.

"The minute you react to short-term volatility, that's when businesses get into trouble" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes

31 Jan 2020

Earlier this week, Diageo released half-year results that showed sales growth slowing to +4%. Following the announcement, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with group CEO Ivan Menezes to drill down into the numbers.

Diageo tops UK brand awareness chart with busy Baileys

22 Jan 2020

Diageo's Baileys has come top of a new UK brand awareness survey after creating some of 2019's biggest "buzz".

Diageo opens first Guinness Gatehouse in Shanghai

19 Dec 2019

Diageo has lined up the latest brand experience for its Guinness brand, this time in China.

Molson Coors shapes exit strategy, the changing shape of whistleblowers and how the drinks stock tips shape up - The just-drinks Analyst

21 Nov 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks at the whistleblowers of today and reviews which drinks stocks have performed as he'd hoped.

Diageo’s Guinness urges fans to "have a pint of Carlsberg" following rugby defeat

21 Oct 2019

The marketing team behind Diageo's Guinness has told Ireland rugby union fans to drink rival beer Carlsberg following a World Cup defeat to New Zealand.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019

16 Oct 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

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 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.

How concerned should the beer category be about the hard seltzer boom? - Comment

28 Aug 2019

Hard seltzers have hogged the headlines in recent months, particularly the category's perceived threat to beer. Our beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, looks under the hood of the newcomer's numbers and considers how real the threat truly is.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - July 2019

12 Aug 2019

Here, a little later than usual, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during July, with Molson Coors' European exploits and Pernod Ricard's Myanmar adventure both overshadowed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to offload its Australian operations to Asahi Group.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2019

24 Jul 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Diageo closes in on RTD, Guinness South Africa partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev's SAB

19 Jul 2019

Diageo has moved a step closer to a licensing deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev for its RTD and Guinness brands in South Africa.

Anheuser-Busch InBev rules roost in most valuable beer brands list - data

27 Jun 2019

Budweiser has been named the world's most valuable beer brand for the first time, overtaking Anheuser-Busch InBev stablemate Bud Light, according to rankings compiled by brand consultancy Brand Finance.

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