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just the Preview - Diageo H1

9 Feb 2011

Diageo is set to report its second quarter and half-year results tomorrow (10 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for Diageo over its second fiscal quarter, the final three months of calendar 2010.

Comment - Diageo goes Native in Vietnam

27 Jan 2011

Diageo's decision to partner with Vietnam's local spirits hero, Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co, looks like a shrewd move, even if the financial benefits start at a trickle.

VIETNAM: Diageo buys stake in Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co

26 Jan 2011

Diageo is set to increase its presence in Vietnam after agreeing to acquire almost 24% of leading local spirits group Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co for GBP33m (US$52.2m).

UK: Diageo rejects link between pricing and alcohol harm

20 Jan 2011

Diageo continues to reject a link between cheap drinks and alcohol-related harm in the UK.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

14 Jan 2011

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

UK: Diageo doubles online Smirnoff spend

11 Jan 2011

The UK arm of Diageo is to double its digital advertising spend on Smirnoff in the country this year, as companies' investments in online marketing continues to grow.

Comment – Wine – What's Definitely Going to Happen in 2011

6 Jan 2011

As the old year decomposes slowly in its flat, forgotten by family and neighbours alike, and the newly-born one has its buttocks metaphorically slapped by the midwife of hope, Chris Losh takes his annual look at the stories you can definitely expect to be reading about in 2011.

DUBAI: Diageo plans to double Middle East business

15 Dec 2010

Diageo aims to double the size of its business in the Middle East within the next five years by selling more premium drinks in travel retail at the region's key airports.

November 2010 Management Briefing - Niche Spirits - Part II

18 Nov 2010

Part two of this month's management briefing on niche spirits considers the potential offered to the segment by the emerging markets of the world.

November 2010 Management Briefing - Niche Spirits - Part I

18 Nov 2010

Part one of this month's management briefing on niche spirits looks at what is meant by the term 'niche', and the effect the downturn has had on this segment.

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 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.

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.

GLOBAL: Nemiroff crowned king of 'elite' brands - IWSR

21 Sep 2010

Nemiroff vodka has topped the latest list of elite spirits brands issued annually by research group IWSR.

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.

GLOBAL: Diageo appoints Smirnoff brand director

3 Sep 2010

Diageo has appointed a new brand director for Smirnoff vodka, following a reshuffle in its marketing division.

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.

In the Spotlight - Diageo scores a victory for uncertainty

27 Aug 2010

Diageo's full-year results have brought a mixed response from commentators and analysts. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the reactions.

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.

UK: West Brewery poaches BrewDog's sales chief

11 Aug 2010

BrewDog has lost its sales and trade marketing manager, Richard McLelland, to Scottish rival West Brewery, which is planning to build a new brew-house to meet growing demand for its beers.

GLOBAL: Diageo GTME hires Saatchi for global campaigns

6 Aug 2010

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has appointed branding agency Saatchi & Saatchi X to handle its retail campaigns in airports, border shops, ferries and cruise ships.

Comment - Diageo more likely to stay in UK?

20 Jul 2010

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh appears to have caught the ear of the UK Coalition Government, after it today announced plans to make the country a more attractive place for multinational businesses.

US: Diageo's North America CFO steps down

16 Jul 2010

Diageo's chief financial officer in North America, Cathy Jessup, is to leave the drinks firm.

US: Home drinking market soars - research

15 Jul 2010

The value of off-trade alcohol sales in the US has risen by more than a fifth over the last five years, according to new research.

UK: Drinks sector split on below-cost sales ban

9 Jul 2010

Drinks industry leaders in the UK believe that the Government has underestimated the complexity of a ban on below-cost alcohol sales, amid growing division within the sector on how the policy should work.

Product Launch - US: Diageo's Smirnoff Mango, Smirnoff Peach

9 Jul 2010

Diageo's Smirnoff Mango, Smirnoff Peach

UK: Online drinks adverts face tougher checks

8 Jul 2010

The UK Government's advertising watchdog is set to enforce stricter rules for online marketing by the alcoholic drinks industry.

GLOBAL: Multinational spirits suffer as domestics thrive in 2009 - Research

8 Jul 2010

Multinational spirits brands bore the brunt of a tough 2009, as local brands benefited from the economic downturn, according to recent research.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

2 Jul 2010

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