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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Friday 13 January 2012
James Joyce will be spinning in his grave – Dublin's historic St James's Gate brewery, home of the author's famously beloved Guinness, is to start brewing fizzy foreign lagers like Budweiser and Carlsberg.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
What's this I hear about the drinks boss Paul Walsh quitting?
Friday 26 August 2011
The drinks giant Diageo hailed its performance in emerging markets yesterday after profits rose despite sales of Guinness falling again in Europe.
Monday 22 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Takeover talk was on the cards for Bwin.party yesterday, as investors mulled over whether to take a gamble on the online gaming group after rumours emerged it could be in line for an approach from the US.
Sunday 12 June 2011
Drinks giant Diageo is to pay for 10,000 midwives to be trained in highlighting to pregnant women the dangers of drinking alcohol, it was announced today.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Diageo has agreed to buy out SABMiller's 20 per cent stake in its Kenyan unit for 19.5bn Kenyan shillings (£137m) through its East African Breweries unit.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
Thousands of staff at the drinks manufacturer Diageo are concerned about their jobs following a warning from the company behind Guinness that it is planning a major restructuring.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
The drinks giant Diageo is to acquire Turkey's biggest spirits company for £1.3bn, reinforcing its strategy of targeting fast-growing emerging markets. Diageo is buying Mey Icki from the private equity firms TPG Capital and Actera and said the deal would be earnings enhancing in the first year. Mey Icki, which has 70 per cent of the spirits market in Turkey, is the country's biggest maker of vodka through its Binboa and Istanblue brands.
Friday 11 February 2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
The Government's watered-down plans to ban the sale of alcohol below cost price will not resolve the problem of binge-drinking, campaigners said today.
Sunday 05 December 2010
The TV and radio soundbites are too short to give the proper context to Professor David Blanchflower's inflammatory outpourings against Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England. But considering the extreme nature of Blanchflower's criticism, calling for King's head after his comments about David Cameron and George Osborne were disclosed on WikiLeaks, it's important that we should put his comments into the right framework.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Paul Walsh, the chief executive of the world's biggest spirits group Diageo, saw his annual pay packet jump 72 per cent to more than £6m last year despite sluggish sales and profits growth at the world's biggest spirits group.
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