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NETHERLANDS: Diageo rubbishes Ketel One takeover talk

8 Jun 2011

Sources close to Diageo have poured cold water on speculation that it may seek a full takeover of Ketel One vodka.

US: Diageo to cut jobs at Maryland facility

3 Jun 2011

Diageo is set to cut up to 55 jobs as part of a restructuring at its production and bottling facility in the US state of Maryland.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo's Smirnoff Espresso

13 May 2011

Diageo's Smirnoff Espresso

The PIGS Markets - Part II: Ireland

12 Apr 2011

The second part of this month's management briefing, looking at the markets of Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, sees RIchard Woodard look at the situation in Ireland.

UK: Diageo enters bidding for Stock Spirits

14 Mar 2011

Diageo is one of several parties in the running to buy Stock Spirits from its private equity owner, Oaktree Capital Management.

Comment - Diageo Eyes Stock Spirits Lift

14 Mar 2011

Diageo will not break the bank to acquire Stock Spirits, but the group's strong position in Central and Eastern Europe could be a neat antidote to the Smirnoff maker's travails further south.

RUSSIA: Russian Standard volumes rise in 2010

2 Mar 2011

Russian Standard will spend up to US$10m to upgrade its newly-acquired Buinsky Spirit Distillery as it looks to build on a rise in volume sales in 2010.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

25 Feb 2011

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

Comment - Diageo's Mey Icki deal

21 Feb 2011

Diageo's deal for Mey Içki is set to mark a turnaround for the drinks giant's fortunes in Turkey's promising spirits market.

TURKEY: Diageo to acquire Mey Içki

21 Feb 2011

Diageo has signed a deal to acquire Turkey's leading spirits producer, Mey Içki, in a US$2.1bn deal that will enhance the Smirnoff maker's presence in emerging markets.

Comment - Spirits - Beam Global Would Help Diageo Breach the Chinese Wall

17 Feb 2011

Diageo's results last week spelt out one strong message, as far as M&A nut Richard Woodard is concerned. Let's watch him clap his hands and jump up and down as he tells us what he heard.

UK: Diageo's H1 weakened by Europe

10 Feb 2011

Weak consumer confidence in Europe has subdued a rise in sales and profits for Diageo in its fiscal half-year.

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.








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