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Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 4%...

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"I can see us getting Smirnoff into growth in the US next year" - Interview - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 27 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.


"Do you go and buy Chivas Regal at Lidl? I don't think so" - Interview, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' CEO, Jean-Noël Reynaud 5 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

In 2013, Belvedere entered administration after falling into debt thanks to its purchase of the Marie Brizard liqueurs brand. Four years later, the French spirits company - renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - is debt free. What's more, its William Peel Scotch whisky has just become the top-selling spirits brand in France. Couple that with an entry into China and you have a company back on the up. just-drinks spoke to Marie Brizard's CEO since 2014, Jean-Noël Reynaud, about how he has turned the firm around by shunning premiumisation, as well as the benefits of Brexit. We also asked: Whatever happened to Bruce Willis?

Latest News

Global brands up, regional brands down as Lucas Bols enjoys Passoa effect in H1 2018 - results 16 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Lucas Bols has reported a steady first half of its current fiscal year, with the recently-integrated Passoa liqueur brand driving a healthy reported sales lift for the six-month period.


Lucas Bols Half-Year 2018 by region - results data 16 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Netherlands based spirits group Lucas Bols reported results for the first half of its fiscal-2018. Sales in the six months to the end of September were flat in organic terms, although the addition of the Passoa liqueur JV, set up with Remy Cointreau in late-2016, prompted a healthy top-line rise on a reported basis. Here, just-drinks breaks down the performance along both brand and regional lines.


Gruppo Campari pulls expressions, readies relaunch for Grand Marnier 13 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Gruppo Campari has axed several Grand Marnier extensions as it prepares to relaunch the liqueur brand.


Unicer rebrands as Super Bock Group 13 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Portuguese multi-category operator Unicer, in which Carlsberg holds a major stake, has changed its name to that of its flagship beer brand, Super Bock.


Good summer helps Coca-Cola HBC maintain 2017 momentum - trading update 9 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola HBC has continued its strong performance in 2017, with sales by value and volume both registering single-digit growth in the third quarter.


Monster Beverage Corp sales climb in Year-to-Date 2017 as overseas expansion continues - results 9 Nov 17

Andy Morton

Monster Beverage Corp has seen its sales in the year so far continue to climb, driven in part by the expansion of its international footprint.

Latest blogs

Boston Beer Co "just plain ugly" for TV money man 9 May 16

Andy Morton

Jim Cramer, the excitable host of stock-picker programme Mad Money on CNBC, turned his attention on US brewers last week, attempting to forecast which has the most potential for investors.


Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 14

Andy Morton

Does Pernod Ricard have something to hide? In a press conference after the release of full-year results today, only a quarter of the 100 minutes were given over to questions from journalists.

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