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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. 


Larry Nelson | 13 Oct 2015

As Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller agree to discuss a mutually-satisfactory takeover offer, Larry Nelson looks at who can be considered a winner and who a loser, should the US$104bn purchase go through.


Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2015

The past few months have seen Diageo and SABMiller linked with any number of possible suitors, as acquisition talk surrounding the two companies hit new highs.


Larry Nelson | 11 Aug 2015

It might be insomnia, it might be the light evenings, but Larry Nelson has taken to his television this month and found a classic film with echoes of the attempts of the big brewers to stop ceding share to the little guys.

Latest Interviews

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.


Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.

Latest News

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.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2016

Diageo has launched Guinness Africa Special - its first Guinness innovation in Nigeria for 10 years. 


Olly Wehring | 24 Feb 2016

Diageo is expanding the availability of two Guinness brand extensions to the US.


Lucy Britner | 19 Nov 2015

Diageo's Guinness beer brand is to open its experimental brewery to the public. The move reaffirms the company's move towards innovation within the brand, following the launch of the Brewers Project  last September. 


Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2015

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


Andy Morton | 28 Sep 2015

Boston Beer has launched three Samuel Adams beers that use nitrogen in the carbonation process instead of carbon dioxide.


Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

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

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.

Company research

Guinness Nigeria Plc in Alcoholic Drinks (Nigeria)

Guinness Nigeria Plc in Alcoholic Drinks (Nigeria)

Guinness Nigeria plans to have a strong participation in the growing value segment of beer through its Satzenbrau and Dubic brands. Furthermore, with its acquisition of the distribution rights in Nige...

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Guinness Cameroon SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Cameroon)

Guinness Cameroon SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Cameroon)

Guinness Cameroon will focus on maintaining its leading position in stout and also strengthening its presence in RTDs/high-strength premixes and its imported brands....

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Nigeria

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Nigeria

2016 was not a great year for producers of RTDs as volume sales dropped significantly, especially for the leading brand, Orijin. Orijin had had spectacular success when it was launched in 2013 but by...

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