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Portman Group panel tight-lipped after Diageo criticism

Portman Group panel tight-lipped after Diageo criticism

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The UK’s Portman Group has declined to comment after Diageo criticized a decision by the alcohol-funded body’s Independent Complaints Panel stating that a display used to drive impulse C-store sales of Smirnoff, Gordon’s and Bell’s spirits encouraged...

Diageo’s lackluster 2014 gives CEO Menezes bonus blues

Diageo’s lackluster 2014 gives CEO Menezes bonus blues

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo revealed yesterday that CEO Ivan Menezes, his predecessor Paul Walsh and CFO Deirdre Mahlan took home less than 10% of their possible bonus pot in fiscal year 2014 due to the firm's lackluster performance.

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results slideshow

'A MIXED YEAR AND A TOUGHER ONE THAN WE ANTICIPATED AT THE START': CFO DEIRDRE MAHLAN

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results show Chinese dragon bites

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo said today that foreign exchange movements ‘severely impacted’ its 2014 top line while Chinese anti-extravagance measures also hit hard – our slideshow dissects the Johnnie Walker distiller's performance.

Diageo appoints Facebook exec to bolster digital marketing skillset

Diageo appoints Facebook exec to bolster digital marketing skillset

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo today announced leadership changes that CEO Ivan Menezes says will continue its shift away from regions towards greater market accountability, and also appointed a senior Facebook executive to bolster its digital marketing and communications skills.

Diageo plans $115m spend on Kentucky bourbon distillery

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Diageo plans $115m spend on Kentucky bourbon distillery

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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 American whiskey category.

Diageo sells Whyte and Mackay for £430M

Diageo to sell Whyte & Mackay for £430M

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Diageo whisky David Beckham Simon Fuller House of Haig

Diageo scores with David Beckham whisky deal

By Rachel Arthur

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. 

Gruppo Campari sweet on $580m Whyte & Mackay?

Gruppo Campari sweet on $580m Whyte & Mackay?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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.

Tragic Jacksonville death drives Bacardi Rum safety shakeup

Tragic Jacksonville death drives Bacardi Rum safety shakeup

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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 rose 10% in 2013.

Born in the USA? Suntory strikes first real foothold with $16bn Beam

'Suntory is willing to pay a significant premium to acquire growth overseas': Analyst

Born in the USA? Suntory strikes first real foothold with $16bn Beam

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Suntory’s $16bn splurge to acquire Beam Inc. is significantly more than what rivals Diageo and Pernod Ricard would have paid for the bourbon giant, one analyst believes, but a seat at the US spirits table is at stake…

Diageo: Talkin’ 'bout the next generation…of Guinness drinkers

GUINNESS BLACK LAGER IN US 'NOT THE SCALE OF SUCCESS WE WOULD HAVE LIKED'

Diageo: Talkin’ 'bout the next generation…of Guinness drinkers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo’s beer innovation head insists the firm needs to strengthen Guinness’s premium credentials and 'reframe' the drink for a new generation of drinkers to reignite growth.

Capri Sun success alerts US brands to ‘untapped’ pouch potential

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Capri Sun success alerts US brands to ‘untapped’ pouch potential

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Capri Sun’s runaway success in North America for Kraft Foods is alerting other beverage brands to the potential stand-up pouches offer, while machine line speeds are increasing all the time.

Diageo fights off new legal effort to storm Parrot Bay

Diageo fights off new legal effort to storm Parrot Bay

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo has seen off the latest US legal challenge relating to its Parrot Bay RTD cocktails but could still face a possible jury trial in 2013 over claims relating to packaging patent infringement.

Diageo unfazed by tough Turkish alcohol laws

Diageo unfazed by tough Turkish alcohol laws

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo has declined to comment on the possible business effects of stiffer alcohol laws in Turkey, insisting only that it remains committed to its business in Turkey.

Diageo falls short in 2013 against wastewater polluting power target

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS GIANT INSISTS IT CAN STILL HIT 2015 GOAL

Diageo falls short in 2013 against wastewater polluting power target

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Johnnie Walker distiller Diageo admits that it fell off-track in 2013 against a 2015 target to cut the polluting power of wastewater by 60% but insists it is still on target to meet the goal.

Diageo desperate to ‘crack code’ for North American beer

Diageo desperate to ‘crack code’ for North American beer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes warns that the firm’s beer innovations in North America over the last year have failed and that it needs to ‘crack the code’ for brands such as Guinness that face increasing competition from super premium and craft beers.

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