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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.

Diageo pulls out of London Irish rugby sponsorship over player transfer

14 Jun 2019

Diageo has cancelled a decades-long Guinness sponsorship of London Irish after the English rugby union team signed a player who stood trial for rape.

Diageo’s Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Partizan Brewing's aperitif-style beers - Product Launch

12 Jun 2019

Diageo has brought together its Guinness Open Gate Brewery project with UK craft brewer Partizan Brewing to release three new beers, targeted at the aperitif drinking occasion.

Diageo to meet London Irish rugby club over transfer "concerns"

11 Jun 2019

Diageo has said it will meet with representatives of a UK rugby team it sponsors after the club signed a player who last year was acquitted of rape.

Diageo flicks switch at Roe & Co Irish whiskey distillery

10 Jun 2019

Diageo has started production at its Roe & Co Irish whiskey distillery in Dublin.

No need for irresponsible consumption, cannabis one to watch - Diageo Capital Markets Day 2019

30 May 2019

The head of Diageo has reiterated the group's ambition that consumers drink less but drink better, with the chief of North America operations admitting the company is keeping an eye on cannabis legalisation in Canada.

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

16 May 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 so far in recent weeks.

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

18 Apr 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 so far in April.

Why being careful is not careful enough for spirits marketers - Comment

11 Apr 2019

As Edrington's The Macallan is forced to withdraw its major advertising campaign in the UK following a handful of complaints, Neil Ridley wonders if the rules surrounding the above-the-line promotion of spirits are turning us into a nation of naysayers and killjoys, or is there a deeper message here for the drinks industry as a whole?

Why white spirits should follow brown and play the 'brand home' card - Comment

26 Mar 2019

While many brown spirits brand owners have made hay from creating 'homes' for their brands, the white spirits category may be missing a trick. Richard Woodard explains.

Diageo lines up Guinness Women's Six Nations push - video

4 Mar 2019

Diageo has rolled out a new Guinness advertising campaign in the UK to mark the brand's first year as official sponsor of the Women's Six Nations rugby tournament.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - February 2019

21 Feb 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

Behind the scenes at Quintessential Brands' The Dublin Liberties Distillery – Focus

21 Feb 2019

Yesterday, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney, closed the door on the third still at Quintessential Brands' The Dublin Liberties Distillery. Spirit for Irish whiskey, which is traditionally triple distilled, can now start to be produced at the new site. Deputy editor Lucy Britner took a tour with Darryl McNally, director of Irish whiskey and also master distiller at The Dublin Liberties.

Diageo opens Guinness Six Nations sponsorship with new ad - video

1 Feb 2019

Diageo has kicked off its Guinness sponsorship of the Six Nations rugby competition with a new ad that coincides with the opening weekend of games.

Diageo unfazed by Brexit as 'Leave-Day' looms

31 Jan 2019

Diageo has reiterated its position on the UK's pending departure from the European Union and has played down suggestions it is stockpiling spirits in markets before Brexit takes effect.

Has Fuller's sold up or sold out? - just-drinks thinks

25 Jan 2019

"Immortalised in the name of one of our famous ales, 1845 is a year that will forever be Fuller’s," reads the London Pride owner's website. "It was then that the partnership papers of Fuller, Smith & Turner were officially signed, marking the start of something very special for London’s brewery scene."

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2018

21 Dec 2018

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

Guinness takes headline sponsorship of rugby union's Six Nations

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.

Diageo Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

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.

Asian beer brands spike in value as China premiumises - study

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.

Diageo lines up Guinness Open Gate Brewery pop-up for London

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.

Diageo's Guinness Stout Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels - Product Launch

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.

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