Top five innovative drinks companies

3 – Diageo (27)

Diageo's Reserve portfolio

Diageo’s Reserve portfolio

It is perhaps surprising that the world’s biggest drinks company does not take out the top spot as most innovative drinks company, instead coming in third, 27th overall. With brands including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness and Blossom Hill, Diageo is the world’s largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine. With over 25,000 employees, Diageo’s sales last year totalled $16.9bn with a profit of $3.05bn and is currently the eighth largest company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Having headed Diageo for 12 years, former CEO Paul Walsh stood down this year to be replaced by Ivan Menezes.

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