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US: Price rises in US spirits market hits Diageo, Pernod Ricard volumes in Q1 - figures

16 Apr 2012

Both Diageo and Pernod Ricard saw spirits sales in the US off-trade dip in volume terms in the first quarter, thanks in part to prise rises, according to recent figures.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

13 Apr 2012

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

Product Launch - US: Diageo's Smirnoff Ice Black

10 Apr 2012

Diageo's Smirnoff Ice Black

EU: Diageo Europe chief shrugs off minimum pricing threat

3 Apr 2012

The head of Diageo Europe has branded UK minimum pricing a “very bad way to target the problem”, but has shrugged off the proposed law change as being a “long way off”.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

24 Feb 2012

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

UK: Diageo gives Vanilla Smirnoff UK ad push

21 Feb 2012

Diageo is to run an outdoor advertising campaign for the vanilla-flavoured variant of its Smirnoff vodka brand.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard H1 & Q2

14 Feb 2012

Pernod Ricard is set to report its half-year and second-quarter results on Thursday (16 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.

In the Spotlight - Diageo Scotch(es) the Critics in H1

10 Feb 2012

In Scotch whisky and Sean 'Diddy' Combs Diageo has a lot to be thankful for after a first-half performance that was generally toasted by analysts. Here, just-drinks looks more closely at the market reaction.

UK: "Uncertain" Europe hinders Diageo H1 as LatAm shines

9 Feb 2012

Diageo remains cautious about its short-term prospects after reporting that economic problems in Europe took the shine off strong global demand for premium Scotch whisky and vodka in the first half of its fiscal year.

Product Launch - US: Diageo's Smirnoff Signature Screwdriver, Smirnoff Ice Tropical Fruit

9 Feb 2012

Diageo's Smirnoff Signature Screwdriver, Smirnoff Ice Tropical Fruit

just The Preview - Diageo H1 and Q2

7 Feb 2012

Diageo is set to release its H1 and Q2 results on Thursday (9 February). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.

Comment - US Spirits to Show More Momentum for 2011

24 Jan 2012

We have yet to see the official figures on the US spirits market in 2011, but the signs suggest that renewed momentum in premium has been maintained.

US: Diageo shifting vodka focus to high-end

18 Nov 2011

Diageo has cut its focus on its lower priced vodka brands in the US, as it ramps up attention for the premium-and-above vodkas in its portfolio.

Comment - Spirits - Russian Vodka Needs its Own Red October

15 Nov 2011

A new generation of Russian vodka brands is struggling to get its voice heard, the moneyed Russian Standard aside. Richard Woodard thinks some collective bargaining might do the trick.

Product Launch - US: Diageo's Smirnoff Whipped Cream, Fluffed Marshmallow

10 Nov 2011

Diageo's Smirnoff Whipped Cream, Fluffed Marshmallow

Product Launch – EUROPE: Diageo's Smirnoff Mojito

31 Oct 2011

Product Launch – EUROPE: Diageo's Smirnoff Mojito

just On Call - Diageo "turning the corner" in Europe

28 Oct 2011

Diageo hopes to improve its sales performance in Europe this year by shifting more resources to fast-growth eastern markets and selling more super-premium spirits in western countries.

US: Remy Cointreau appoints CMO in US

27 Oct 2011

Rémy Cointreau has appointed Mark Breene as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of its US business.

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.








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