Diageo PLC



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    February 10, 2016

    Heineken flags volatile year but sticks to guidance

    It could be a volatile year, but Heineken still expects you to be drinking up as it reported annual results roughly in...

  2. Fast FT

    January 29, 2016

    Former Diageo CEO to chair parent of Lord Coe's sports group

    Paul Walsh, the former chief executive of drinks maker Diageo, has become chairman of Chime Communications, the...

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  1. January 28, 2016

    City regulators have put in teeth but it won’t make them sharper

    It is hard for a City regulator to look as if it is ahead of the game when it is so often caught behind it. On Thursday...

  2. January 28, 2016

    Diageo delivers mixed results as shake-up continues

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits group by sales, launched apple-flavoured Cîroc vodka in the US five weeks ago. The...

  3. Fast FT

    January 28, 2016

    Opening Quote: Babcock's CEO retires

    Diageo is upbeat, despite a writedown for its Brazilian liquor business, Babcock’s CEO is retiring, Jimmy Choo shoe...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Diageo is upbeat, despite a writedown for its Brazilian liquor business, Babcock’s CEO is retiring, Jimmy Choo shoe...

  5. Fast FT

    January 28, 2016

    Diageo sales improve, profit takes a hit from FX

    Some positive signs that a lengthy hangover at Diageo is starting to clear, although the spirits and beer company...

  6. January 7, 2016

    Slaughter and May elects new senior partner

    UK law firm Slaughter and May has elected Steve Cooke, a mergers and acquisitions heavyweight, as its senior partner as...

  7. December 27, 2015

    Guinness goes alcohol-free in Indonesia

    Diageo has been forced to change tack in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country with the introduction of...

  8. December 19, 2015

    Distillers try to keep one step ahead of the counterfeiters

    It causes poisoning in eastern Europe. In South Africans, nearly 3 litres of contraband is drunk a year. It features...

  9. December 19, 2015

    Deep pockets, hardwork and entrepreneurial spirit necessary

    The map of Scotch malt whisky distilleries has a new location — Glasgow. The recently formed Glasgow Distillery Company...

  10. December 19, 2015

    The growing taste for an old-fashioned cocktail

    To make a Priory Sour, barmen at London’s Zetter Townhouse infuse Rittenhouse 100 rye whiskey with a nut butter which...

  11. December 19, 2015

    Enthusiasm for single malt lifts slowing demand

    The Ardnamurchan whisky distillery sits on a remote sea loch in Scotland’s far west, at a point where the Highlands...

  12. November 30, 2015

    Emperador to buy Beam Suntory brandy business

    Beam Suntory, the US-Japanese distiller, is to sell its Spanish brandy and sherry business to Emperador, the...

  13. November 5, 2015

    Scotch whisky toasts signs of growth after two years’ decline

    After two years of sobering decline, the Scotch whisky industry appears to be preparing to cheer a recovery. Scotch is...

  14. October 14, 2015

    Diageo: wine, wine, wine

    What does a grape say if you step on it? Nothing, it just lets out a little wine. The punchline of that dad joke also...

  15. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Granny-stacking IPO and Japanese smartypants

    Help the aged is today’s theme, with retirement home builder McCarthy & Stone planning a float and a smartypants...

  16. October 14, 2015

    Diageo sells wine business to focus on spirits and beer

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, obtained a shot of extra cash with the sale of most of its wine business to...

  17. October 7, 2015

    Diageo focuses operations with £515m assets sale to Heineken

    Diageo has entered into a three-part asset swap with Heineken that will give the Dutch brewer global distribution...

  18. September 23, 2015

    Diageo sales boost hit by currency weakness

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, said it expected better sales growth this year than last but that the hit to...

  19. September 23, 2015

    A super-premium tequila embodies the celebrity spirit

    For many of us the tequila-fuelled memories of youth are enough to put us off for life. But now, Mexico’s signature...

  20. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2015

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, bounced

    You might have heard the speculation. You might have seen it discussed in Markets Live, passim. (We were sceptical.)...

  21. September 4, 2015

    Diageo drifts after merger talk revival

    A revival of Diageo merger speculation helped give traders a distraction from another grim day for the FTSE 100. The...

  22. August 28, 2015

    Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

    On the rocks, or straight? As you pour a stiff drink after another week of market volatility, spare a thought for the...

  23. July 30, 2015

    Emerging markets downturn prolongs Diageo’s hangover

    Diageo’s chief executive insisted that the world’s biggest distiller by sales was “in the best shape it’s ever been”,...

  24. July 28, 2015

    Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers to prevent cherry picking

    The last mile is always the hardest. It is particularly so for posties delivering sackloads of snail mail to every...

  25. July 28, 2015

    Diageo and Heineken call time on South African joint venture

    Diageo, the spirits group, and Dutch brewer Heineken have ended a distribution joint venture in South Africa, saying...

  26. July 24, 2015

    Antofagasta falls the hardest as miners slump

    Antofagasta was the sharpest faller on Friday as mining stocks slumped to their lowest levels since 2009. A slump for...

  27. July 24, 2015

    Diageo shares drop on SEC probe news

    Shares in Diageo dropped 2 per cent on Friday after the world’s largest spirits group confirmed it was being probed by...

  28. July 1, 2015

    Edgy East End chic pitches into golfing palace

    Hip Hoxton is making its way to stately Scotland after boutique hotel operator, Ennismore, agreed to buy Gleneagles,...

  29. June 26, 2015

    India departs from monk-like rum tradition

    When is a rum not rum? When it is Indian rum that is masquerading as whisky. The Indian people are well-known lovers of...

  30. June 26, 2015

    Guatemala captures the ultra-premium rum high ground

    Watch out whisky and other luxury spirits. The ultra-premium rums are coming. Yet the brand that launched that category...

  31. June 26, 2015

    Rum’s success stems from certain resilience of spirit

    When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, Thierry Gardère, the owner of the Barbancourt rum distillery in...

  32. June 26, 2015

    Diageo close to £200m sale of Gleneagles hotel

    Diageo, the spirits group that is under pressure to lift sales and profits, is close to agreeing a sale of its luxury...

  33. June 18, 2015

    Africa: a long game

    The “Africa rising” narrative — mid-to-high single-digit economic growth, rising incomes, an emerging middle class —...

  34. June 17, 2015

    Chairman of Bibby shipping group named CBI president

    Britain’s leading business lobby group has nominated Paul Drechsler, the chairman of a family-owned shipping to...

  35. June 15, 2015

    AB InBev’s hard-nosed kings of beer

    Working for the world’s largest brewer is not to everybody’s taste — and that is fine with Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch...

  36. June 8, 2015

    Diageo / 3G: beer money

    The toucan, a big-beaked bird native to South America, was once a regular feature of Guinness advertising campaigns....

  37. FT Alphaville

    June 8, 2015

    Accounting for ketchup in Caracas

    Given the speculative frenzy around a supposed bid for Diageo from “Brazilian buyout specialist” 3G Capital (despite...

  38. June 2, 2015

    Pernod Ricard: Absolut or relative?

    Pernod Ricard wants to persuade drinkers that it is worth paying extra for whisky that has spent 18 years in a barrel...

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