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Diageo opens £6.4m innovation and research centre in Scotland

Diageo opens £6.4m innovation and research centre in Scotland

16/10/2019 - 12:37
Diageo has inaugurated a new Innovation and Research Centre in Scotland as part of its investment in the sustainable growth of the distilling industry. read more
Pernod confident over Asia while Creek sells well in China

Pernod confident over Asia while Creek sells well in China

05/06/2019 - 09:09
Drinks group Pernod Ricard, being targeted by activist investor Elliot, is confident over its growth prospects in Asia including for wines such as its Jacob’s Creek brand. read more
Global brewers have a thirst for African profits

Global brewers have a thirst for African profits

26/02/2019 - 08:26
It’s a somewhat distant memory now, but in the early 2000s the company once known as SA Breweries (SAB) came off second best to global drinks group Diageo in a fight for control of the Kenyan beer market, in what was dubbed the "beer wars". read more
Diageo introduces eight Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies

Diageo introduces eight Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies

28/01/2019 - 09:15
Diageo has teamed up with television network HBO to launch a limited-edition range of Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies. read more
Johnnie Walker to open first experiential retail store

Johnnie Walker to open first experiential retail store

18/10/2018 - 11:18
Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker will open a flagship store in Madrid that will house a special collection of the brand's whiskeys, and host a series of immersive experiences. read more
Cannabis a new golden goose for booze business

Cannabis a new golden goose for booze business

15/10/2018 - 08:54
The world’s major alcohol producers can no longer ignore the pot phenomenon, as young consumers may increasingly swap beer and cocktails for joints and cannabis-infused drinks. read more
Johnnie Walker releases limited edition Blue Label ‘Ghost’ whisky

Johnnie Walker releases limited edition Blue Label ‘Ghost’ whisky

08/08/2018 - 08:53
Diageo’s Johnnie Walker brand has released a new limited edition ‘Ghost’ whisky, the second drink released as part of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label series of limited edition whiskies. read more
Owner of Johnnie Walker to return £2bn to investors

Owner of Johnnie Walker to return £2bn to investors

26/07/2018 - 14:11
Diageo has joined other consumer-product companies in adopting shareholder-friendly measures as activist investors take a growing interest in the sector. read more
Diageo's East African Breweries aims to tap rising spirits demand in Kenya

Diageo's East African Breweries aims to tap rising spirits demand in Kenya

16/04/2018 - 10:14
Diageo's East African Breweries (EABL) will start producing Captain Morgan rum locally as part of wider investment in its spirit business in response to growing demand. read more
Gin and tequila popularity helps Diageo post global sales rise

Gin and tequila popularity helps Diageo post global sales rise

26/01/2018 - 09:36
Diageo posted strong growth in the first half of its fiscal year with sales increasing in all of its regions and its gin and tequila brands performing particularly well.  read more
Diageo warns sales dip in China and India to affect first-half earnings

Diageo warns sales dip in China and India to affect first-half earnings

21/09/2017 - 10:51
Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka, forecast stronger sales and profit growth in the second half of its financial year after a first half affected by negative factors in China and India and higher spending. read more
Slowdown hits Guinness Nigeria’s sales - Nigeria

Slowdown hits Guinness Nigeria’s sales - Nigeria

02/02/2016 - 09:31
Lagos - Guinness Nigeria, the country’s second-biggest brewer, said half-year profit fell as an economic slowdown in Africa’s most populous country hurt beer consumption. read more
Diageo’s ‘learning for life’ program to help transform Alexandra youth

Diageo’s ‘learning for life’ program to help transform Alexandra youth

18/08/2015 - 14:26
Johannesburg – Learning for Life - a global skills’ training programme within the hospitality industry for underprivileged and unemployed individuals, has been brought to Johannesburg’s Alexandra Township thanks to global drinks company, Diageo. read more
Steady SABMiller a good bet in emerging markets

Steady SABMiller a good bet in emerging markets

15/09/2014 - 08:54
SABMiller continues to rank among the multinationals likely to perform best in emerging markets over the long term. read more
Guinness posts N53bn turnover in six months, Nigeria

Guinness posts N53bn turnover in six months, Nigeria

15/04/2014 - 09:07
Guinness Nigeria Plc has recorded a turnover of N53 billion for the half year period ended 31 December 2013. The company results appeared to be impacted by continuing softness of the beer market. read more
Local market drives Namibia Breweries profit

Local market drives Namibia Breweries profit

27/03/2014 - 11:52
The local market drove Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) profit after tax to reach N$170 million in the six months ended 31 December 2013 compared to N$121 million in the same period in 2012. Profit before tax was N$235 million compared to N$181 million for the same period in 2012. read more
Johnnie Walker maker steps further into Africa

Johnnie Walker maker steps further into Africa

05/11/2013 - 08:17
London - Diageo, the world's biggest spirits group which has a presence in SA, should see sales growth in Africa accelerate as it expands into new markets like Ethiopia and Angola and as rising incomes enable traditional beer drinkers to try spirits, it has said read more
Namibia Breweries Financial Director driven by purpose

Namibia Breweries Financial Director driven by purpose

15/10/2013 - 10:32
It is slightly less than a month since Graeme Mouton was appointed as the new Financial Director of Namibia Breweries Limited but already he says he is inspired by the O&L Purpose “Creating a future, enhancing life.” read more
Namibia Breweries Limited earnings expected to be lower by N$190 million in September

Namibia Breweries Limited earnings expected to be lower by N$190 million in September

03/10/2013 - 12:31
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) said earlier in September that it expects basic earnings per share to be materially lower than the prior year by between 66% and 68% in the year ended 30 June. The company said in a trading statement published by the Namibia Stock Exchange that the decline is attributed to the impairment of a deferred tax asset related to DHN Drinks.  read more
Diageo appoints new CEO

Diageo appoints new CEO

21/05/2013 - 10:50
Indian to head world’s top liquor company Mumbai: India-born Ivan Menezes is the new CEO of Diageo, the world's largest drinks company-a development that reinforces the growing trend of Indians heading high-profile global corporate giants.  read more
Heineken omits Kenya from new women’s beer

Heineken omits Kenya from new women’s beer

21/05/2013 - 09:13
Heineken will not be launching its sweeter, low-alcohol Radler beer in Kenya. It will instead focus on its flagship brand to grow local market share. read more
Diageo’s sales miss estimates as emerging markets weaken

Diageo’s sales miss estimates as emerging markets weaken

19/04/2013 - 08:23
Diageo’s third-quarter sales missed estimates, the biggest distiller reported yesterday, as sluggish European demand and slower-than-expected growth in emerging markets offset expansion in the US.  read more
Brandhouse objects to 'sin tax' label

Brandhouse objects to 'sin tax' label

28/01/2013 - 08:28
Cape Town – Brandhouse, one of South Africa’s leading alcoholic beverage companies, wants National Treasury and Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan to refrain from using the words sin tax when referring to excise duties on alcoholic products.  read more
Diageo submits info on United Spirits open offer to SEBI

Diageo submits info on United Spirits open offer to SEBI

11/01/2013 - 10:35
Mumbai, Jan 8, Global liquor major Diageo Plc has submitted details sought by market regulator SEBI regarding its Rs 5,441-crore open offer for buying stake in the Vijay Mallya-led United Spirits. read more
EABL unveils Sh4.3bn plant expansion plan

EABL unveils Sh4.3bn plant expansion plan

19/12/2012 - 09:03
East African Breweries Limited (EABL) will invest Sh4.3 billion in expanding capacity at its Ruaraka-based plant as it seeks to increase efficiency.  read more
Diageo Ends Talks About Cuervo’s Future, Will Terminate Deal

Diageo Ends Talks About Cuervo’s Future, Will Terminate Deal

11/12/2012 - 10:04
Diageo Plc (DGE), the world’s largest distiller, ended talks about the future of the Cuervo tequila brand with JB y Compania SA de C.V. and Lanceros S.A. de C.V. and will now work to cease the current distribution agreement. read more
Diageo may put preferential issue of United Spirits on hold due to surge in stock prices

Diageo may put preferential issue of United Spirits on hold due to surge in stock prices

27/11/2012 - 08:41
Mumbai: The pricing of the preferential share sale by United Spirits Ltd (USL) to Diageo may face some resistance from minority shareholders following the surge in the USL stock price, market participants said.  read more
 Diageo ups payout as sales surge

Diageo ups payout as sales surge

24/08/2012 - 13:36
Diageo has increased its payout to shareholders, confident that buoyant demand for whisky and spirits in Asia and Africa will help the biggest spirits group to hit its medium-term targets. read more
Diageo unveils £1bn plan to keep up with Scotch whisky orders

Diageo unveils £1bn plan to keep up with Scotch whisky orders

07/06/2012 - 09:41
Drinks group Diageo is to invest more than £1 billion (R13bn) in Scotch whisky production over the next five years, creating hundreds of jobs and helping it meet growing demand from the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America and Africa. read more
Liquor groups to benefit from African market

Liquor groups to benefit from African market

10/05/2012 - 08:35
Johannesburg - Producers of alcoholic beverages - brewers in particular - stand to benefit from the growing consumer market in Africa as more people on the continent move out of poverty, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report published on Wednesday. read more
SABMiller eyes Kenya's premium beer segment with Miller Genuine Draft

SABMiller eyes Kenya's premium beer segment with Miller Genuine Draft

08/12/2011 - 09:00
SABMiller will introduce its third beer, Miller Genuine Draft, in Kenya on 8 December, aiming at the premium segment of the local beer market which is currently catered to by rival beer brands Heineken and Tusker Malt. read more
Diageo serves up Smirnoff cocktail in new bag-in-box

Diageo serves up Smirnoff cocktail in new bag-in-box

08/11/2011 - 10:08
Drinks giant Diageo is launching a ready-to-serve cocktail dispense system using Rapak bag-in-box technology. read more
Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

27/10/2011 - 10:18
Global premium spirits, wine, and beer producer Diageo has extended its agreements with Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Southern), a national wine and spirits distributor in the US. Southern will now continue to be the spirits company's exclusive distributor for eight US states. read more