Diageo GTME announces opening of The Singleton Sensorium

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first The Singleton Sensorium in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport. 

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Standard spirits sales are growing but small budgets mean its often up to the bottle to do the talking. Hamish Smith reports.

Diageo announces 1.8% sales growth

Diageo has announced 1.8% organic net sales growth, on 1.0% organic volume growth and 2.4% organic operating profit growth.

Diageo invests £10m in Stauning Danish whisky

Diageo will invest £10m in Danish whisky brand Stauning through its Distill Ventures programme. 

John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2016 launched

The Johnnie Walker team has unveiled the 2016 edition of its John Walker & Sons Private Collection.

Diageo completes restructuring of South African operations

Diageo has announced that, together with Heineken and the Ohlthaver & List group of companies, they have completed the restructuring of their respective joint venture operations in South Africa and Namibia.

Diageo’s Guinness opens experimental brewery to the public

Diageo has opened its experimental Guinness Brewery to the public. 

Diageo unveils Scotch growth strategy

Diageo has outlined its Scotch category growth strategy at its investor conference in New York.

Diageo hopes Millennials can turn Smirnoff’s fortunes around

Diageo is hoping to “re-imagine” Smirnoff as a true challenger rather than a tired leader by appealing to Millennials. 

Diageo sells Argentinian wine interests to Grupo Peñaflor

Diageo has agreed the sale of its wine interests in Argentina to Grupo Peñaflor.

Diageo brands help boost United Spirits results

Diageo’s United Spirits has reported an increase in half-year and second-quarter sales. 

Diageo GTR launches three 'exceptionally rare' Scotch whiskies

Diageo has unveiled three “exceptionally rare” single malt Scotch whiskies for Travel Retail.

Diageo sells its US wine brands and Percy Fox to Treasury

Diageo has sold its major US wine interests, plus Percy Fox in the UK, to Treasury Wine Estates.

Diageo launches biggest campaign in Johnnie Walker's history

Diageo has launched its "largest ever” global marketing campaign for Johnnie Walker.

Loomes appointed country director, Diageo Ireland

Diageo Ireland has announced that Oliver Loomes has been made country director.

Rumours of Diageo and SABMiller merging

Analysts at the Japanese bank, Nomura, are speculating on a merger between Diageo and South African-based global brewer, SABMiller.

Diageo wants more from China

Diageo wants China to contribute 5% of sales in the next 10 years, reports Bloomberg News.

Turkey investigates Diageo’s Mey Icki

Diageo’s Turkish operation Mey Icki is under investigation by Turkey’s antitrust authority, according to reports.

EABL reports profit surge

East African Breweries Ltd., the region’s largest brewer, said full-year profit surged 39% as revenue climbed on improved sales of its premium beers and spirits, reports Felix Njini of Bloomberg News.

Menezes upbeat

Despite some gloomy reactions among city analysts to Diageo’s full year results to June 2015, chief executive Ivan Menezes was very upbeat at his briefing to journalists and city analysts in a top London restaurant today (July 30).

Diageo results, year ended June 30

The world’s largest premium drinks company has announced a net sales increase of 5% for the year ended June 30.

Board changes at Diageo

Diageo has announced the appointment of Emma Walmsley as a non-executive director effective January 1, 2016. 

Diageo announces restructuring in South Africa and Namibia

Diageo has announced that Diageo, Heineken NV and the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) group, the majority shareholder of Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), have agreed to restructure their South African and Namibian joint ventures.

Thompson is Diageo North America’s new chief marketing & innovation officer

Diageo has announced the appointment of James Thompson as chief marketing and innovation Officer for North America, effective August 1.

Diageo has sold Gleneagles hotel

Diageo has announced the sale of Gleneagles Hotel to a private investment group led by Ennismore for an undisclosed amount.

Diageo announces North America management changes

Deidre Mahlan to be appointed president, Diageo North America. Tom Looney is appointed president, open and control states; Tom Day is becomes president, Diageo-Guinness USA and Jeff Ivey takes on national accounts leadership.

Diageo and United Spirits support young women in India

Diageo and its subsidiary in India, United Spirits (USL), has announced phase II of the Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme in India.

Diageo: rumours of takeover bid

There are unconfirmed rumours that a private equity firm is about to bid for Diageo, the world’s largest premium drinks company.

Diageo’s Saller wins global marketing award

Diageo’s chief marketing officer, Syl Saller, has picked up the Marketing Society’s prestigious Marketing Leader of the Year award.

Tanqueray master distiller gets llfetime achievement award

Tom Nichol, Diageo’s retiring master distiller for its Tanqueray gin brand, received a lifetime achievement award from the Gin Guild on Thursday evening at its annual dinner (May 29).

Diageo opens Johnnie Walker House in Singapore

Diageo and DFS Group have opened the latest Johnnie Walker House retail showcase in Singapore Changi Terminal 3.

Cuervo owner raises credit to buy Bushmills

JB y Cia SA, the family-owned owner of Jose Cuervo tequila, plans to sell bonds to help pay for the acquisition of Northern Irish whiskey producer Bushmills, according to reports.

Diageo reports net sales decline of 0.3%

Diageo, the world’s largest premium drinks company, has announced its interim management statement for the nine months ended March 31, 2015.

Diageo to provide nutrition and alcohol content on bottles

Diageo has become the first multi-national alcohol company to provide consumers with nutrition and alcohol content information per typical serve.

Diageo commits $400m to Mexico

Diageo has pledged to make capital investment to expand local production facilities across distilling, bottling and water treatment as well as increasing its agave farming capacity in Mexico, following the completion of its acquisition of Tequila Don Julio last week.

Diageo to unveil Johnnie Walker Blue “smart bottle”

Diageo will unveil a “smart bottle” Johnnie Walker Blue Label prototype at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 2-5.

Diageo appoints e-commerce manager

Diageo has appointed a digital and e-commerce manager for Europe – a new role created to unify the company’s digital practices and develop a comprehensive digital presence.

Diageo opens virtual doors to Google

Diageo is to partner with Google’s Business View to offer free 360˚ virtual tours of its facilities. 

Cachaça: In Full Flow

Brazil’s cachaça is carving out an identity for itself ahead of the 2016 Olympics, as Richard Woodard reports

John Walker Private Collection 2015 edition unveiled

The 2015 edition of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection was unveiled in London yesterday (December 9).

Are flavoured spirits a honey trap?

Flavoured spirits drinks are being released at a pace. But are they blurring the rules over whisky production, and are they just a passing fad? Dominic Roskrow reports

New directors at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Laura Sharp, who was part of the project team behind Diageo’s £40 million Roseisle distillery, is one of three new directors to join the board of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

Diageo tops Beverage sector Most Admired Companies

Diageo has topped the Beverage sector of Management Today magazine’s annual Britain’s Most Admired Companies awards. 

Diageo and Sean Combs expands DeLeón portfolio

Diageo and Sean 'Diddy' Combs have unveiled an expanded DeLeón Tequila portfolio.

Diageo takes tequila control over Irish fight

Diageo has opted for total control of its tequila destiny rather than a fight for second place in Irish whiskey, according to Euromonitor International's Jeremy Cunnington.

Diageo Technology to host drinks industry hackathon

Diageo’s global innovation programme – Diageo Technology Ventures – will be hosting a weekend ‘hackathon’ on November 8-9. 

Diageo to swap Bushmills for control of tequila Don Julio

Diageo has agreed the full global ownership and control of tequila Don Julio with Casa Cuervo in exchange for Bushmills. 

Yeni Raki - embrace the Spirit of Slow

Yeni Raki, the leading Turkish aniseed brand brand, has unveiled what brand owner Diageo says is its most ambitious marketing campaign to date.

David Beckham comes to Cannes

Football legend and global fashion icon, David Beckham, was in Cannes last Tuesday (October 28) for the the TFWA exhibition to promote Diageo’s new single grain scotch whisky, Haig Club.

Diageo unveils Guinness The 1759

Diageo has unveiled Guinness The 1759, the first release of the Guinness Signature Series.