News briefs: Red Bull, Diageo and easy-carry vodka
This week, Red Bull launches a new natural cola brand as a first
step away from energy drink production, Diageo receives a setback
in its vodka expansion plans and a US-based vodka manufacturer
launches a new bottle with a built in...
Drink makers divided over Diageo pregnancy labels
The Alcohol industry remains divided over calls by the UK arm of
Diageo for the country's government to introduce mandatory health
warnings for pregnant women on drinks packaging.
Heineken and Diageo extend Africa team-up plans
Diageo and Heineken are to expand their cooperation within the
South African market to tap into growing demand for premium beers,
ciders and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages.
News briefs: Diageo, PepsiCo and Cott
This week, Diageo's Korean operations receive a boost, PepsiCo may
look to improve ingredient sourcing for its Indian operations, and
Cott hopes to maintain shelf space at Wal-Mart's US stores.
Briefs: Diageo, Grolsch and Folgers Coffee
This week, Diageo posts half-year profit improvements thanks to
Guinness and spirits, Grolsch continues to struggle with the UK
premium lager market, and P&G reportedly hikes prices for its
Diageo rules out Absolut move after Ketel deal
Diageo will not move for V&S' Absolut brand, after announcing
this week that it will buy into a joint venture with a
Netherlands-based premium vodka maker instead.
Diageo expands with premium US wine buy
Diageo is to expand its presence within the high growth US market
for premium wines with the acquisition of national producer
Rosenblum Cellars for $105m (€71m).
Diageo claims responsible drinking ad success
Diageo claims that its recent television advertising campaign
promoting responsible drinking is bringing major benefits to both
consumers and its own brand identity.
Spirit brands drive Diageo profit growth
Diageo today forecast organic operating profit will increase
by nine per cent in the current financial year after posting
strong gains across the majority of its big brands, including
Diageo pledges green future for the black stuff
Diageo's Guinness brand received a boost yesterday as its attempt
to go green paid off amidst growing uncertainty over the future of
the beverage and its famous Dublin-based production plant.
Diageo on track with 2007 ambitions
Diageo said it had achieved eight per cent growth in operating
profit for its full year ending 30 June following an improved
second half performance.
South Korean strife set to continue for Diageo
Diageo's operations within the lucrative South Korean whisky market
are facing further threats from ongoing investigations into its
practices within the country, the company said today.
Diageo mulls Guinness move
The future for Guinness's historic Dublin-based production site
seems as unclear this week as the popular beverage
itself, after Diageo announced that it was reviewing the
effectiveness of its production network in Ireland.
Consumers do listen to responsible drinking ads, Diageo
Consumers do heed messages advising them to drink alcohol
responsibly, says a survey by Guinness maker Diageo, as it launches
a series of television adverts in the UK.
Diageo plan to split Scottish & Newcastle
Diageo approached SABMiller to discuss carving up fellow alcoholic
drinks giant, Scottish & Newcastle, adding to speculation over