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Diageo and Vijay Mallya - The end of the affair

Earlier this month, Diageo announced that it has secured the resignation of United Spirits chairman Vijay Mallya from his position at the In...

Diageo Q4 & FY - Preview

On Thursday (30 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quar...


Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2015

It's not every day that one can accuse the world's biggest spirits producer of being a bit stupid, but my peers in India are making hay today, doing just that. But, before wading in against Diageo and the call by its United Spirits unit in India for chairman Vijay Mallya to stand down, ask yourself this one question: What difference does it make?


James Wilmore | 2 Apr 2015

Earlier today, Diageo confirmed plans to take full control of UB Group's United National Breweries. The Guinness producer will pay an initial US$22m for the 50% of the sorghum beer producer it does not already own. Here's some facts on United National Breweries:


James Wilmore | 4 Sep 2014

Finally, after a near four-month delay United Spirits reported its full-year results today.


James Wilmore | 15 Apr 2014

As expected, Diageo has stepped up its bid to take majority control of India’s United Spirits Ltd (USL). The UK-headquartered company has launched a tender offer for a further 26% stake in the UB Group unit, which, if successful would raise its stake to around 55%.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 26 May 2011

In part one of my interview with Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, which ran earlier this week, we took a close look at the brewer's purchase of FEMSA Cerveza last year. We also started a world tour of beer markets, discussing Europe, Russia, Brazil and Mexico.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 1 Apr 2016

Sidhartha V Mallya, son of Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya, has left his role as non-executive, non-independent director at United Breweries Holdings.


Olly Wehring | 25 Feb 2016

Diageo has secured the resignation of United Spirits chairman Vijay Mallya from his position at the Indian unit.


Olly Wehring | 24 Nov 2015

French wine company Bouvet Ladubay has returned to family control following Diageo's decision to withdraw from the category.


Jagdish Kumar | 13 Nov 2015

The UB Group is set to offload its remaining holding in Diageo-controlled United Spirits, a source has told just-drinks.


Olly Wehring | 13 Aug 2015

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Olly Wehring | 17 Jul 2015

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Andy Morton | 29 May 2015

Diageo has declined to comment on an Indian government investigation into United Spirit's books as fresh reports emerge over the subsidiary’s chairman, Vijay Mallya, and alleged loans made from the unit.


Olly Wehring | 19 May 2015

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Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2015

Diageo is reviewing its relationship with United Breweries Holdings and Vijay Mallya over India's United Spirits, after the division's board called on the entrepreneur to stand down as its chairman.


Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2015

Pathai Murali, the CFO of Diageo-controlled United Spirits, has resigned from the Indian company.


Olly Wehring | 14 Apr 2015

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Olly Wehring | 9 Apr 2015

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James Wilmore | 2 Apr 2015

Diageo has agreed a deal to take full control of UB Group's South African sorghum beer business, United National Breweries (UNB).


Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2015

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Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 19 Feb 2015

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Olly Wehring | 28 Jan 2015

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James Wilmore | 7 Jan 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on reports that it is looking to raise its stake in India's United Breweries.


Olly Wehring | 8 Dec 2014

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Olly Wehring | 7 Nov 2014

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James Wilmore | 20 Oct 2014

United Spirits has continued its sluggish performance with a first-quarter net loss and fall in sales.

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Beer Market Insights India

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Global Lager Market 2016-2020

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