smirnoff & diageo news

Whyte and Mackay Scotch whisky

Diageo seeks to boost USL stake with £1.1bn offer

15 Apr 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Diageo is looking to increase its stake in United Spirits Limited after launching a £1.1bn tender offer to the shareholders of the Indian spirit business.

Haig whisky

Diageo hopes to score with David Beckham-backed Haig whisky

08 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Diageo has teamed up with David Beckham and Spice Girls founder Simon Fuller to launch a Scotch whisky.

Ivan Menezes

Diageo shakes up execs in focus on emerging markets

28 Mar 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Diageo is shaking up its executive committee as it ramps up focus on emerging markets.

John Kennedy, Diageo

John Kennedy: Big Interview with Diageo Western Europe president Subscription

06 Dec 2013 | By Adam Leyland

Diageo’s Western European business has lost some of its old swagger, says John Kennedy. He is determined to get it back….

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The sobering truth about alcohol sales in 2013

The sobering truth about alcohol sales in 2013 Subscription

20 Jul 2013

With alcohol sales still falling, and no major set piece events to stimulate demand, brands and retailers must work harder…

Conservatives' tobacco smoke signals are not encouraging Subscription

09 Jun 2013 | By Steve Parfett

Stupidly, I had begun to think that nothing politicians did would amaze me any longer…

Beer and cider alcohol

Birmingham booze ban brings need for guidance to the fore

01 Jun 2013 | By Ian Quinn

A compelling argument against minimum alcohol unit pricing was that the government didn’t need a new weapon…


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'Softly softly' is too slow

11 Aug 2013 | Updated: 12 Aug 2013

We at the Faculty of Public Health withdrew from the Responsibility Deal because we are dismayed and disappointed…

Proud of Guinness

21 Jul 2013

Following a year of massive investment by Diageo GB, which has seen media spend on Guinness top £7m…

Quality to the fore in wine

04 May 2013 | Updated: 07 May 2013

We read with interest your coverage highlighting the increase in demand for fine wines and the likely demise of under-£5 wines…

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