David Beckham and Guy Ritchie have joined forces to create a TV advertising campaign for Diageo’s Haig Club whisky.
Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has told investors to expect an improved performance this year, despite the company reporting a 1.5% decline in organic net sales for its first quarter.
Vijay Mallya has been re-elected chairman of United Spirits despite being declared a “wilful defaulter” last month.
Diageo will be able to sell bottles of its Explorers’ Club Whisky after signing a licensing agreement with the real-life Explorers’ Club that successfully sued it.
Diageo has opened one more “Johnnie Walker House” in China, as well as two new travel retail “theatres” in Taiwan and India.
Diageo has garnered “overwhelming support” from its shareholders for bonuses criticised by some as “excessive” at its annual meeting.
Diageo-led spirits producer United Spirits has blocked a key revenue stream for the beleaguered UB Holdings by taking control of exports.
Heineken has rejected a takeover bid from brewer SABMiller, saying that it is “non-actionable”, after months of speculation within the industry.
Drinks giant Diageo is being sued by hundreds of residents who claim their homes have been blighted by a ‘whisky black’ mould.
The managing director of Pernod Ricard UK, Denis O’Flynn, has been elected the next chairman of the UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
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