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Analysis - Storm clouds lift over Diageo Towers

Is the sun finally about to return for Diageo? Analysts at Nomura have upgraded their rating for the global drinks giant from 'neutral' to '...

Focus - The Risks of Acquisitions

Drinks giant Diageo has been in the news recently after discrepancies were found in the results of United Spirits, an Indian spirits company...


Why Didn't Diageo Act Sooner on Mallya?

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?


Pernod Ricard's reasons to be cheerful

Olly Wehring | 14 Jan 2015

The end of the tough times is on the horizon for Pernod Ricard, finally, with one analyst claiming the company has five reasons to be upbeat about the year ahead.


Comment - Scotch Whisky around the World

Ian Buxton | 7 Oct 2014

“May you live in interesting times.” That ancient Chinese proverb, surely apocryphal but horribly apt, seems to apply more than ever to Scotch whisky.


United Spirits' short-term pain, but future rosy

James Wilmore | 4 Sep 2014

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

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman - Part II

Ben Cooper | 18 Dec 2012

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with Paul Varga, the CEO of Brown-Forman discussed the company's portfolio and prospects in emerging markets. In this second - and final - part, Varga details the company's take on the mergers & acquisitions scene in the global spirits industry, and the roll of innovation as an alternative to M&A.


The just-drinks Interview - Whyte & Mackay

just-drinks.com editorial team | 21 Jan 2010

In the first just-drinks interview of 2010, we sit down with John Beard, CEO of Whyte & Mackay, and ask him about his first nine months in the hotseat, his company's relationship with its Indian owners and where he sees opportunity for growth going forward. Go on, take a guess.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 01 July in...

Olly Wehring | 1 Jul 2015

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just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 12 Jun 2015

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


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 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.


just a While Ago - On 4 June in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2015

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Diageo creates USL unit to oversee own brands

Andy Morton | 2 Jun 2015

Diageo's India MD has moved to United Spirits to head up a new luxury unit at the Diageo-controlled company.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

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


Diageo silent on United Spirits inspection

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.


Emperador overhauls Whyte & Mackay labels

Lucy Britner | 18 May 2015

Emperador Inc has unveiled the first label redesign in nine years for its Whyte & Mackay blended Scotch whisky brand.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

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


Diageo's United Spirits calls on Mallya to quit

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.


just a While Ago - On 24 April in...

Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2015

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CFO of Diageo's United Spirits stands down

Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2015

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


just a While Ago - On 14 April in...

Olly Wehring | 14 Apr 2015

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just a While Ago - On 9 April in...

Olly Wehring | 9 Apr 2015

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just a While Ago - On 8 April in...

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2015

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Diageo to take 100% of United National Breweries

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).


Diageo's United Spirits shuts West Bengal site

James Wilmore | 6 Mar 2015

United Spirits has closed a manufacturing plant in the Indian state of West Bengal.


just a While Ago - On 17 February in...

Olly Wehring | 17 Feb 2015

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Diageo's United Spirits stays in red in YTD

James Wilmore | 26 Jan 2015

United Spirits remains in the red in its year to date, but losses have slowed after a healthy rise in Q3 profits, thanks to its premium brands.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 16 Jan 2015

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


United Spirits shareholders approve licensing deal

James Wilmore | 12 Jan 2015

Diageo has welcomed a vote by shareholders of its United Spirits subsidiary, which will allow the Indian firm to produce and sell its parent company's brands in the country.


United Spirits bids for distribution deal approval

James Wilmore | 18 Dec 2014

United Spirits is again asking shareholders to vote on plans to allow it to produce and sell the spirits brands of parent Diageo in India.

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