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UK: Diageo facing showdown with beer body

12 Nov 2010

Diageo will hold clear-the-air talks with the British Beer & Pub Association in the latest example of drinks industry disagreement on Government alcohol policy.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

12 Nov 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo launches Johnnie Walker 21YO in India

11 Nov 2010

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has launched a 21 Year Old Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky exclusively at Indira Gandhi International airport’s newly opened Terminal 3.

Comment - Diageo closing in on Shuijingfang

8 Nov 2010

Diageo's bid to take control of Shui Jing Fang could set an important precedent on China's drinks market.

INDIA: Radico Khaitan seeks international drinks partners

2 Nov 2010

Radico Khaitan is in talks with international drinks companies with a view to importing and distributing new brands in the firm's native India.

just On Call - Diageo strips out supply costs for emerging market spend

25 Oct 2010

Diageo will strip more costs out of its business in recession-hit Europe and North America in order to help it invest in emerging markets like Africa, the firm's supply chief has said.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

22 Oct 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Audio - TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo's take on mega-premium

19 Oct 2010

Speaking exclusively to just-drinks in Cannes yesterday (19 October), Jonathan Driver, global brand ambassador for Johnnie Walker at Diageo, gives his view on the halo effect afforded to a brand by mega-premium expressions.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

15 Oct 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

In the Spotlight - Diageo Q1

15 Oct 2010

Shares in Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker slid as much as 2.2% in trading yesterday (14 October), on the release of its first quarter results.

Update - GLOBAL: Diageo's Q1 cheers analysts' spirits

14 Oct 2010

Diageo could raise its profits guidance if the Johnnie Walker distiller's trading momentum from the first quarter continues over the key Christmas period, analysts believe.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2010

14 Oct 2010

We're back in Cannes next week for the TFWA World Exhibition. Ahead of the six-day travel retail trade fair, Joe Bates sets the scene on the channel, and looks at what we can expect to see in the hall.

GLOBAL: Diageo cautious despite Q1 sales rise

14 Oct 2010

Strong demand in emerging markets continued to boost Diageo's sales in the first quarter of its new fiscal year, but the Guinness brewer remains cautious on Europe and North America.

TRAVEL RETAIL: International spirits strengthen hold in travel retail - research

12 Oct 2010

International spirits brands upped their dominance of the travel retail channel last, according to recent research.

UK: Teacher's whisky targets golf fans

5 Oct 2010

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has tapped into Scotch whisky's links to golf by offering a promotion on its Teacher's brand.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo's Johnnie Walker Double Black goes global

30 Sep 2010

Diageo will launch its Johnnie Walker Double Black in the global travel retail sector early next year after initial sales exceeded the firm's expectations.

GLOBAL: Diageo eyes fresh Scotch whisky distillery

29 Sep 2010

Diageo could build another major Scotch whisky distillery within the next few years if demand for its brands continues to rise in Latin America and Asia.

UK: Diageo debuts GBP40m Scotch whisky distillery

28 Sep 2010

Diageo is preparing to open the first major Scotch whisky distillery for 30 years to help the Johnnie Walker distiller cater for growing demand in emerging markets.

just the Facts: The world's top drinks brands

20 Sep 2010

Consultancy group Interbrands has published its list of the top 100 brands in the world by value. Here, just-drinks picks out the best performers from the drinks sector.

MEXICO: Diageo launches Scotch whisky festival

6 Sep 2010

Diageo is planning Scotch whisky festival in Mexico as part of the country's celebration this year of 200 years of independence from Spain.

UK: Diageo calls for alcohol tax reform

31 Aug 2010

Diageo wants duty tax on beer, wine and cider in the UK to be raised to the level of the tax on spirits, the drinks giant has told the Government in a consultation on alcoholic drinks pricing.

Comment - Scotch whisky exports set for solid H1

27 Aug 2010

All the evidence is pointing toward a buoyant first half of 2010 for Scotch whisky exports, with the Scotch Whisky Association in a tellingly confident mood.

just On Call - Emerging markets hold key to Diageo sales

26 Aug 2010

Diageo plans to push further into Africa's beer market and invest more in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America as consumer demand for alcoholic drinks in Europe and North America continues to falter.

GLOBAL: Diageo increases FY sales, profits

26 Aug 2010

Diageo has said that it expects profits momentum to continue after cost controls and an improved performance in recent months helped the drinks giant to increase sales and earnings for it fiscal year.

GLOBAL: Travel retail spirits, wine sales shrink in '09

16 Jul 2010

Global travel retail wine and spirits sales were hit hard by the economic downturn in 2009, dropping 9.3% to reach 22.7m nine-litre cases, according to figures released by International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR).

GLOBAL: Diageo appoints Johnnie Walker brand chief

9 Jul 2010

Diageo has appointed Gavin Pike as its global brand director for Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky, following a shake-up of the firm's global marketing unit.

RUSSIA: Downturn provides feast and famine for Russia's spirits - Research

9 Jul 2010

The global economic crisis has had a significant impact on the Russian spirits market, changing market dynamics and briefly halting the much-lauded premiumisation trend, according to recent research.

UK: Diageo fills pension hole with whisky stocks

1 Jul 2010

Diageo is to use its stocks of maturing Scotch whisky to help plug a hole in the drinks company's UK pension scheme.

US: Diageo signs New York Giants deal

28 Jun 2010

Diageo has is to sponsor the National Football League's New York Giants and the team's New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

just the Answer - James Espey, The Last Drop Distillers

17 Jun 2010

From heading up Bailey's in its formative years and chairman of Chivas Brothers, to launching Malibu, Piat d'Or and the Classic Malts range, James Espey has been one of the drinks industry's true innovators over the last 40 years. His latest venture, The Last Drop Distillers has taken him into the ultra-premium spirits industry. Alongside long-term partners Peter Fleck and Tom Jago he has already found a 50-year-old Scotch blend – enough for 1,347 bottles – and begun selling it. He talks to Chris Brook-Carter about his plans for the business, his fears for the spirits industry and why the recession is a good thing.

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