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Thursday 30 January 2014
Drinks giant announced plans to cut costs by £200m as Chinese sales decline
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Following a run of M&A activity, booze experts yesterday declared drinks giant Diageo is ready to pour itself into the mix for US spirits group Beam.
Friday 29 November 2013
Vivian Imerman, the man from Del Monte, has said he would be keen to buy Scotch whisky brand Whyte & Mackay from Diageo, after the drinks giant said it would sell the company to satisfy an Office for Fair Trading investigation.
Monday 25 November 2013
Diageo has offered to sell the bulk of the business with the exception of the Dalmore and Tamnavulin distilleries
Saturday 12 October 2013
Commodity and mining giant Glencore Xstrata is constantly on the lookout for new assets to add to its coffers and the City bought into news yesterday it was in talks with Brazil’s Vale over a nickel mine joint venture.
Wednesday 02 October 2013
A slowdown in the once lucrative emerging markets business of Unilever dragged the rest of the consumer goods sector down with it yesterday as punters took fright.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Alex White says the firm has 'invented Arthur’s Day' as a 'pseudo-national holiday'
Friday 20 September 2013
Outlook Time for a final toast to Diageo's Paul Walsh. You may not have liked his penchant for big-game hunting in Africa, or that elephant-sized £18m pay-off, but his palate for a right-priced deal was second to none. Few chief executives, bar perhaps Sir Chris Gent at Vodafone, have so framed the shape of a major British business today with clever deal making.
Monday 16 September 2013
Fashion Week star Kane's shop slot
Tuesday 13 August 2013
The former chief executive of Diageo had amassed a shares and pension retirement fund of more than £46m when he stepped down this summer.
Monday 12 August 2013
Technology firm Sony has pulled out of the annual radio awards after more than three decades sponsoring the event.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Britons are splashing out on upmarket spirits like Ciroc vodka — a favoured tipple of Prince Harry — even as Guinness sales struggle, the world’s biggest drinks company said today.
Friday 05 July 2013
Diageo's new chief executive, less than a week into the job, was yesterday toasting the drinks giant's success in taking a controlling stake in the Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya's United Spirits group.
Thursday 20 June 2013
Contenders for the Diageo World Class Bartender contest had an added challenge this year: to shake up a drink that still tasted good in mid-air. Samuel Muston joined them on board.
Monday 17 June 2013
Paul Walsh, the mastermind behind the global expansion of the Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker maker Diageo, is expected to take the chair at the caterer Compass as he retires from the drinks giant next year.
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