Diageo has garnered “overwhelming support” from its shareholders for bonuses criticised by some as “excessive” at its annual meeting.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has reported a record turnover of £10.5 million – up 15% on last year and breaking through the £10m mark for the first time.
The wine industry is “peculiar, fragmented, confusing and impenetrable” and lacks innovation, according to one of the UK’s foremost figures in advertising.
AB InBev is preparing to secure funds of up to £75 billion (US$122bn) to buy rival UK brewer SABMiller, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal.
Russia’s alcoholic drinks industry is in tatters, reeling under the pressure of excise tax hikes, advertising bans and relentlessly tightening legislation.
William Grant & Sons has acquired the Drambuie whisky liqueur brand.
Pernod Ricard could raise and spend “a few billion euros” on the right acquisition, if one came along, according to its deputy chairman and joint chief executive.
United Spirits has revealed a net loss of £445 million, prompting majority owner Diageo to launch an investigation.
Hendricks Gin has helped boost the annual turnover of William Grant & Sons to a record £1.12 billion, a 5.2% increase on the previous year.
Several years of heavy investment in China has been blamed by many spirits producers as the root cause of a string of depressed annual results.
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