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Pernod Ricard to scale up Absolut paper bottles "as soon as possible"

9 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard is looking to accelerate its distribution of new paper bottles, which are set for consumer trials before the end of the year.

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.

Anniversary celebrations continue for Johnnie Walker with UK pack releases

19 Aug 2020

Diageo's UK division has given Johnnie Walker a birthday present, with three of the Scotch whisky brand's expressions getting limited edition packaging in the country.

Diageo pays US$610m to harness Ryan Reynolds' content superpowers - comment

18 Aug 2020

If asked, Diageo would probably claim it owns a number of superheroes already - Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff spring to mind. Now it has one more.

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker 200th anniversary Scotch whiskies - Product Launch

27 Jul 2020

Diageo has unveiled four limited-edition Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskies to mark the 200th anniversary of the brand.

Here come the numbers, there goes sustainability and where is South Africa's alcohol industry? - The just-drinks Analyst

21 Jul 2020

As we embark on the latest round of companies results, resident analyst Ian Shackleton returns to set the scene on what investors are considering when looking at the drinks industry. Ian also shares his thoughts on drinking Scotch from a paper bottle while sounding South Africa's alarm bells.

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.

PepsiCo, Tata JV CEO jumps across to Diageo in India

14 Jul 2020

The recent departure of two senior executives at Diageo has seen the group promote its India CMO to the post of global brand director for Johnnie Walker.

Diageo, Pepsico, Unilever ready plastic-free bottle for 2021

13 Jul 2020

Diageo has teamed up with PepsiCo and Unilever on a rival project to Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard's to scale up the roll-out of paper-based bottles.

Diageo echoes Pernod Ricard with carbon-free distillery pledge

30 Jun 2020

Diageo has followed Pernod Ricard in pledging to open its first carbon-neutral distillery.

Diageo delays fiscal-2020 results because of remote working

22 Jun 2020

Diageo has blamed remote working for a decision to hold back announcing its fiscal-full-year results by five days.

Amazon Australia opens up for beer, wine and spirits sales

10 Jun 2020

Amazon Australia has started alcohol sales with the launch of a beer, wine and spirits online store.

Treasury Wine Estates' Penfolds demerger - Seriously, what is the point? - comment

8 Apr 2020

In announcing the initial conclusions of a recent business review, Treasury Wine Estates today prompted the very simple question: Why?

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 - Best in Show, Best of Class

1 Apr 2020

Earlier this week, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition announced the results from this year's judging. Here are the Best in Show and Best of Class awards winners.

Diageo pauses India manufacturing as coronavirus impacts global production

30 Mar 2020

Diageo has shut down manufacturing sites in India as it overhauls working conditions across its global production footprint in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.

How slowing H1 growth could shape Diageo's future - analysis

4 Feb 2020

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

Game of Thrones 2019 success drags on Johnnie Walker as Diageo H1 sales growth slows - results data

30 Jan 2020

Diageo has posted a slower sales growth rate for the last six months of 2019, with the Johnnie Walker blended Scotch brand suffering from the 'Game of Thrones' effect.

Diageo lines up Year of the Rat Johnnie Walker Blue Label packs

23 Jan 2020

Diageo has released a limited-edition pack for its Johnnie Walker Blue Label blended Scotch whisky, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rat.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

Johnnie Walker partners with Mindy Kaling for bottle engraving activation

17 Dec 2019

Diageo has rolled out a festive-themed marketing activation in the US for the Blue Label iteration from its Johnnie Walker blended Scotch brand.

Diageo adds AR tech to Johnnie Walker Game of Thrones whiskies

16 Dec 2019

Diageo has added augmented reality (AR) to its Johnnie Walker Game of Thrones whiskey offerings, as the group looks to boost engagement with consumers.

Diageo eyes video game potential as gamers grow up

11 Dec 2019

Diageo is poised to follow Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca-Cola Co into the US video game and e-sports arena, as the average age of gamers rises well above global legal drinking ages.

Accolade Wines poaches from Treasury Wine Estates for new European marketing director

9 Dec 2019

Accolade Wines has unveiled a new European marketing director after the previous appointment left to join Moet Hennessy in South Africa.

Sterling's bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod Ricard as Jameson is taken to the mat - Analysis

22 Nov 2019

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value of the pound. Overnight, production costs, relative to other currencies, dropped sharply for beverages made in the country.

Diageo joins Scotch whisky chase for new drinkers with global Johnnie Walker push - just-drinks comments

6 Nov 2019

Diageo has joined Pernod Ricard in targeting new Scotch whisky consumers as the company launches its latest Johnnie Walker campaign.

Diageo ends Game of Thrones single malt series with Six Kingdoms launch

5 Nov 2019

Diageo has launched the ninth and final Scotch whisky expression in its Game of Thrones single malt range.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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