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.
Diageo, the world's biggest spirit group, has announced a drop in
first half profits, caused by foreign exchange rates, weak demand
in Europe and the continued decline of the ready-to-drink segment,
writes Chris Jones.
UK based drinks giant Diageo could get round increasing duty and
the uncertain future of alcopops in Europe by leading a new market
of mid-proof flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), reports Kim
After three years of successful growth, Diageo's alcopops sales
have decreased the company's financial results have revealed. This
week the company has released a new version of its Smirnoff ice
drink in the US, in an attempt...