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PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo trend up in 2013 global FMCG league but Tingyi steals show

PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo and SAB Miller are all risers in the OC&C league table of Global Top 50 FMCG players in 2013, but China's Tingyi Holdings was the rising beverage...

‘EU doesn’t have resources to police trade deals properly’: spiritsEUROPE DG warns

The head of powerful EU spirits trade confederation spiritsEUROPE warns that the EU Commission needs more resources to better police trade agreements with outside nations.

'I wouldn't dismiss it outright': Analyst sees logic in SAB Miller, Diageo merger

Whispers of a $171bn+ merger between Diageo and SAB Miller have led to share spikes for both companies over the past couple of days and follow chatter about SAB tying-up...

Making a meal out of Haig Club: Diageo talks up Beckham-backed whisky in China

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes insists the spirits giant must ‘innovate at scale’ to ensure a larger share of its growth stems from fewer launches along the lines of Haig Club...

Diageo cuts around 200 jobs to help hit £200m savings target by 2017

Diageo has confirmed circa. 200 job losses across its head office and regions as the Johnnie Walker and Guinness producer targets annual cost savings of around £200m by 2017.

Not When Harry Met Sally…When Suntory bought Beam!

Suntory’s $16bn takeover of Beam Inc. shocked many industry insiders but the likes of Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Bacardi likely sighed with relief, according to Rabobank.

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Diageo plans $115m spend on Kentucky bourbon distillery

Diageo plans to spend $115m on new Kentucky bourbon distillery and warehouses to distill the company current brands and future products, as it seeks to expand its share in the...

Smirnoff faked by the IRA? Irish police raid moonshine racket

Irish police have seized equipment that reportedly forms part of an IRA fake vodka production racket running for more than two decades that copies brands including Smirnoff.

Diageo to sell Whyte & Mackay for £430M

Diageo’s United Spirits has agreed to sell its whisky brand Whyte & Mackay to Philippines-based brandy business Emperador for £430M, following Office of Fair Trading (OFT) concerns.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

‘You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Schweppes’: Fever-Tree CEO delivers $42m tonic

Fever-Tree CEO Charles Rolls insists Schweppes is no longer the ‘great old British company it was’ and insists the brand is scared by his firm’s giant steps in premium spirits...

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Diageo out to seduce United Spirits shareholders with $1.9bn offer

Diageo will launch a $1.9bn offer to buy a majority stake in India's United Spirits and cement its position in the world's largest whisky market.

Slosh 'n' Becks! Alcohol Concern slams Beckham Diageo deal

David Beckham has come under fire for his whisky partnership with drinks business Diageo, which a charity says could send a ‘confusing message’ to children.

Diageo scores with David Beckham whisky deal

Drinks business Diageo has partnered with footballer David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller for the launch of its Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky. 

Diageo's Captain Morgan fights to force ‘copycat’ Admiral Nelson surrender

Diageo is suing rum rival Heaven Hill Distillers in Canada claiming the Kentucky firm is infringing its Captain Morgan trademark with its Admiral Nelson's spiced rum.

'Genius' Bacardi leads Gentleman Jack: Spirits rise for digital stars

Bacardi is unique among spirits brands as a ‘genius’ when it comes to harnessing digital, according to L2's Digital IQ Index, with its online presence a unique form of ‘competitive...

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Diageo cuts the cards: Reshuffle reflects Chinese ‘growth engine’

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has reshaped his management team in light of growth potential in emerging markets including China and India.

Tennessee Whiskey wars! Diageo attacks Brown-Forman ‘sleight of hand’

Diageo has hit back at Brown-Forman in an acrimonious dispute over the designation of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ claiming its ‘Jack Daniel’s recipe law’ stifles innovation.

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Gruppo Campari sweet on $580m Whyte & Mackay?

United Spirits will reportedly fetch £350m for its Whyte & Mackay whisky business in the UK, with rumours spreading that Gruppo Campari could be interested given its sizable war chest.

Loch Lomond Distillery bought, former Diageo finance chief becomes chairman

Exponent Private Equity has bought The Loch Lomond Distillery Company for an undisclosed sum and former Diageo chief finance officer Nick Rose is to chair the new business.

EDITOR'S COMMENT

History of Violence: Why Diageo should ditch cutthroat Captain Morgan

Diageo should ditch lucrative rum brand Captain Morgan altogether since the real life Captain left an orgy of bloodshed and violence across the Caribbean, Ben Bouckley argues.

‘Daring, tough, aggressive...’ Diageo’s Captain Morgan forced to walk plank

Diageo brand Captain Morgan is smarting after the UK ads regulator banned an advert featuring the notorious buccaneer for encouraging ‘daring, tough and aggressive’ behavior.

EU spirits industry keen to tap ‘unfulfilled potential’ in Vietnam

spiritsEUROPE tells BeverageDaily.com that the EU is keen to seal a free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam to help members including Diageo, Beam Inc. and Pernod Ricard open up a...

Tragic Jacksonville death drives Bacardi Rum safety shakeup

Bacardi claims it has improved health and safety programs at its Jacksonville rum facility after it was fined $110,000 for a worker’s death but its group-wide manufacturing accident rate actually...

Smirnoff loses share as ‘standard’ US spirits suffer – Diageo

Diageo admits Smirnoff lost US share to discounted rivals over the last half year as lower-income spirits drinkers continue to suffer from an ‘uneven’ economic recovery.

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Diageo announces whisky distillery expansion plans

Diageo announced plans to pump £30M into its most northerly Scotch whisky distillery in Sutherland yesterday (January 16).

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