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Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 29 Aug 2019

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6.1% in organic terms on the year-prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Diageo's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.


Diageo - An apology - just-drinks thinks 26 Jul 2019

With six years at the helm now under his belt, Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has endured and enjoyed a rollercoaster ride of a time - and, that's putting it mildly.


Why Diageo has work to do to maintain upward trajectory - Analysis 26 Jul 2019

If Diageo's employees are in party mood today, then yesterday's results give them a good enough excuse. The 6.1% rise in full-year sales for fiscal-2019 represents the group's best performance in a decade - just pipping the 6% lift recorded in 2012.


"The US is the one market where we've not seen gin's momentum develop" - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes talks to just-drinks 25 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Diageo announced its results for the 12 months to the end of June, with mid-single-digit sales increases fast becoming the norm. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring spoke to group CEO Ivan Menezes about the latest figures.


Bellwether AG Barr can show UK soft drinks how to survive sugar tax woes - Analysis 16 Jul 2019

A profits warning from AG Barr this morning brought a strong reaction from London's financial market. The Irn-Bru owner's forecast that full-year profits will be down 20% on the year-prior sent shares spiralling by almost 30%. Consequently, the gains AG Barr had made since the UK Government implemented its sugar tax last April were almost completely wiped out.

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