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Diageo " knew United Spirits would be complicated”

The head of Diageo has admitted that his company's eventual purchase of majority control of India's United Spirits had given the firm its fa...

China continues to hit Moet Hennessy

China continues to impact LVMH’s Cognac business, according to CFO Jean-Jacques Guiony....

Has Diageo added Beer to its 'Non-Core' List?

Diageo's exit from its beer joint-venture in South Africa and Namibia comes at the same time as observers are considering what else the comp...

What lies ahead for PepsiCo in tough H2?

You can't argue with Indra Nooyi's logic. As her company released first-half results last week, the PepsiCo CEO described a decision to crea...

Latest Interviews

Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.


Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.

Latest News

King's Black Label gets revamp, India roll-out 4 Aug 15

Rojita Tiwari

The new owner of Goan lager brand King’s Black Label, India's Viiking Group, is set to roll out the brand across the country.


ABD appoints new head - report 4 Aug 15

Andy Morton

Indian whiskey producer Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD) has appointed a former Diageo employee as its new MD & CEO, according to local reports.


Q2 drags on half-year for Anheuser-Busch InBev 30 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has seen a tough second quarter pull back its performance in the first six months of this year.


Challenges remain as Diageo posts flat FY sales 30 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has reported flat sales for its fiscal full-year, with volumes slipping back slightly.


Sales, profits for Moet Hennessy pick up in H1 29 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Moet Hennessy has hailed "strong momentum" in the US and "recovery" in Europe for turning its sales around in its second quarter.


Diageo, Heineken end South Africa, Namibia JV 28 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has reiterated its commitment to the beer category, despite pulling out of its South African and Namibian brewing joint-venture with Heineken and Namibian Breweries Ltd, three years ahead of schedule.

Latest blogs

Polish vodkas prove their worth in Ukraine 26 Jan 15

Andy Morton

One, perhaps minor, consequence of the conflict in Ukraine appears to be a fall in sales of Russian vodka in the country.


Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark 19 Dec 14

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.

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