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Another North America president switch as Stoli Group welcomes ex-Diageo executive Harry Bigelow

19 Feb 2021

Stoli Group has confirmed a change of leadership for North America, in the latest round of the company's seemingly-annual executive review in the region.

Why Scotch whisky could take years to rebound in the US - comment

9 Feb 2021

A protracted trade dispute has blocked single malt Scotch whisky's access to the all-important US market at a time when the category desperately needs to demonstrate its relevance. As trends rapidly accelerate, this lack of visibility could damage Scotch for years to come, warns spirits commentator Amy Hopkins.

"We're not shying off" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes

29 Jan 2021

Following on from Diageo's half-year results this week, just-drinks caught up with CEO Ivan Menezes to learn more about the group's 1% rise in sales from the six months to the end of December.

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.

Diageo trials cocktail Scotch whisky Johnnie Blonde

16 Dec 2020

Diageo has test-launched a Johnnie Walker extension with a "fruity" taste profile, designed to muscle the blended Scotch whisky brand onto cocktail menus.

Diageo makes million-tree pledge for Johnnie Walker

8 Dec 2020

Diageo is to plant up to 1m trees in Scotland to reduce its carbon footprint.

Diageo eyes Scotch distillery job cuts

7 Dec 2020

Diageo is considering a reduction of headcounts at its Scottish malt whisky distilleries in a move to a "more flexible" operating model.

Diageo to cut water usage, go carbon neutral in ten-year sustainability plan

23 Nov 2020

Diageo plans to use 30% less water in its beverage production by 2030 as part of a new sustainability programme that also promises a more diverse management team.

Johnnie Walker to sponsor Dua Lipa 'Studio 2054' livestream show

13 Nov 2020

Diageo's Johnnie Walker blended Scotch has teamed up with Dua Lipa for the musician's pending global online event.

Why aged spirits should be wary of opaque low- & no-alcohol trend - comment

10 Nov 2020

The seemingly-unstoppable rise of the low- & no-alcohol movement has resulted in an abundance of new brands and line extensions. But, Amy Hopkins warns, aged spirits would do well to tread carefully, lest they lose the consumer's trust and respect.

Discovery releases trailer for Diageo's Johnnie Walker film - video

27 Oct 2020

Diageo has offered a sneak peek of a documentary about blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker.

Diageo opens Glenkinchie distillery to public after revamp

27 Oct 2020

Diageo has completed an overhaul of its Glenkinchie distillery as part of a wider investment in tourism for the Johnnie Walker brand.

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.

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