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Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst


The potential upsides in Diageo’s potential acquisition of a majority stake in India's United Spirits (USL) are clear but achieving acceptable profitability from the business may be tricky, according to one analyst.

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Diageo terminates talks on 'future' of Jose Cuervo tequila brand

By Ben Bouckley

Diageo said today it had terminated discussion with Jose Cuervo relating to the future of the tequila brand, and that both parties will now work to ensure the orderly end of the current distribution agreement due to expire in June 2013.

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Diageo files 'pourable slush' patents for RTD cocktails

By Ben Bouckley

Diageo has filed patents in a range of nations detailing a formulation process for alcoholic cocktails, sold in bottles at ambient temperatures then frozen by consumers to form a ready-to-serve pourable slush.

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh (Picture Copyright: Diageo)

Diageo set to win reprieve in great Indian spirits game?

By Ben Bouckley

After 'huge and unsuccessful efforts' to re-enter India after it made the strategic mistake of exiting the market in 2002, Diageo's near deal with United Spirits would win it a reprieve, according to a top alcoholic drinks analyst.

Star Turkish turn boosts Diageo spirits

Star Turkish turn boosts Diageo spirits

By Ben Bouckley

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh says his firm’s H1 top line sales growth was driven by “real momentum” in emerging markets such as Turkey, a star performer following his firm’s acquisition of Mey İçki.

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