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UK: Diageo plays down vote on executive pay

21 Oct 2011

Diageo has said that it will bear in mind shareholder concerns over the company's executive pay plans, following a vote at its annual general meeting.

Comment - Pernod Ricard vs Diageo: Q1

20 Oct 2011

Pernod Ricard looks to have taken a narrow lead over Diageo in the first quarter of the two rivals' fiscal year, but there is still a lot left to play for.

GLOBAL: Diageo bolstered by Q1 sales rise

19 Oct 2011

Diageo narrowly beat its own guidance on net sales for the first quarter of its fiscal year, with all business regions reporting growth.

Research in Focus - 'The World’s Top Performing Spirits Brands' from The IWSR/just-drinks

19 Oct 2011

A new report incorporating the IWSR's spirits rankings and a just-drinks readership survey confirms Johnnie Walker’s status as the undisputed global brand leader in the spirits sector but also has some positive findings for brands such as Jack Daniel’s, Absolut and Captain Morgan.

The Wehring Interview - Diageo Asia Pacific president, Gilbert Ghostine - Part I

18 Oct 2011

This month, just-drinks returns to its two-part extended format for The Wehring Interview. Earlier this month, I enjoyed an hour in the company of Diageo's Asia Pacific president, Gilbert Ghostine. I say enjoyed; I wasn't at my best to start.

GLOBAL: Diageo, Pernod Ricard dominate list of world's top performing brands

17 Oct 2011

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have dominated an inaugural list of the world's top performing spirits brands.

UK: Diageo gives pre-mix stable push in UK

13 Oct 2011

The UK arm of Diageo has launched a consumer campaign for its pre-mix range in the country.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo to launch city-themed Smirnoff bottles

4 Oct 2011

Diageo has lined up four limited edition bottlings for Smirnoff, highlighting the vodka brand's nightlife-related global consumer campaign.

The Future for Drinks - Part III: Emerging Markets Develop Expensive Tastes

29 Sep 2011

The penultimate part of this month's management briefing considers the emerging markets, and the position they will take in the future of our industry.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo's Smirnoff Gold Collection

22 Sep 2011

Diageo's Smirnoff Gold Collection

GLOBAL: Diageo, Facebook team up in multi-million dollar deal

19 Sep 2011

Diageo has announced a multi-million dollar marketing tie-up with Facebook, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Southeast Asia and Brazil.

UK: Britvic appoints ex-Diageo executive to MD role

19 Sep 2011

Ex-Diageo executive Simon Litherland is to join Britvic in the newly-created role of UK managing director.

Product Launch - UK: Diageo's Vanilla Smirnoff

16 Sep 2011

Diageo's Vanilla Smirnoff

INDIA: Diageo silent on Indian whisk(e)y move

7 Sep 2011

Diageo has declined to comment on a report out of India that says the drinks giant will re-enter the market for domestically-produced whisk(e)y in order to boost scale in the country.

Comment - Diageo versus Pernod Ricard

2 Sep 2011

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have both produced spirited full-year results, so is there anything to choose between them?

just On Call - Interview: Diageo CEO Paul Walsh upbeat, cautious on Jim Beam

25 Aug 2011

Diageo's CEO has indicated to just-drinks that the group is unlikely to make an immediate move for Beam Global drinks brands once the US firm becomes a standalone spirits player.

GLOBAL: Market toasts Diageo on solid FY

25 Aug 2011

Diageo is bullish on sales and profits growth over the medium-term, after seeing emerging markets help to insulate the Smirnoff distiller from troubles in Europe in its most recent fiscal year.

TURKEY: Diageo completes Mey Icki purchase

24 Aug 2011

Diageo has succeeded in gaining a strong foothold in Turkey's emerging spirits market by completing a deal to acquire Mey Içki for US$2.1bn.

VIETNAM: Diageo raises stake in Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co

24 Aug 2011

Diageo has agreed deals to raise its stake in Vietnam's Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co to 30%, as part of its strategy to expand in fast-growing spirits markets.

GLOBAL: Diageo sees Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker shine in brand list - research

19 Aug 2011

Diageo is toasting the release of The IWSR’s Top 50 International Spirits Brands list, holding on to the top spot and boasting the largest grower in the top ten.

UK: Diageo distillery reopens after acid spill

17 Aug 2011

Diageo has restarted operations at its Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland, following an acid spill at the site.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo shuffles exec pack

28 Jul 2011

Diageo has appointed Steve White as its marketing director for Global Travel & Middle East, as part of several executive changes at the division.

Comment - Spirits - And, For the Lady?

21 Jul 2011

Ladies are all the rage in the drinks industry, it would appear. With product launches in beer, soft drinks and spirits targetting the fairer sex, it would appear that the female of the species is in the spotlight. But, Richard Woodard is unimpressed - and he's got Diageo in his crosshairs.

Product Launch - US: Diageo's Smirnoff Coconut Flavored Vodka

21 Jul 2011

Diageo's Smirnoff Coconut Flavored Vodka

Drinks Retail – Part I: Developed Markets see Off-Trade Flourish as On-Trade Struggles

30 Jun 2011

This month's management briefing for just-drinks' subscribers looks at the retail landscape for alcoholic drinks. In part one, we look at the shift from the on-trade to the off-trade in the mature markets.

UPDATE - CHINA: Diageo not seeking full ShuiJingFang takeover

27 Jun 2011

Diageo does not intend to acquire all outstanding shares in ShuiJingFang, even though Chinese regulators have cleared the drinks giant to pursue a full takeover of the premium white spirits producer.

CHINA: Diageo cleared for shot at ShuiJingFang

27 Jun 2011

Diageo is able to launch a full takeover offer for ShuiJingFang, one of China's leading white spirits producers, after securing regulatory approval to acquire control of the group's largest shareholder.

just On Call - Pernod Ricard considers tie-ups in Africa

24 Jun 2011

Pernod Ricard is working on ways to better compete with Diageo in Africa, including via possible tie-ups with other companies.

just On Call - Pernod Ricard targets Eastern Europe growth

23 Jun 2011

Pernod Ricard's CEO for Europe has said that he sees strong opportunities for premium spirits in Eastern Europe.

GREECE: Concern for drinks firms as Greece economy worsens

14 Jun 2011

Drinks firms such as Diageo and Heineken are expected to continue pulling resources out of Greece over the next 12 months as the country's economy worsens.

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