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Members of one of Diageo Plc's biggest Scottish unions are set to go on strike, days after talks over pay raise fell through, threatening the production of some the region's most popular whiskies. Scotland's Unite union said that 500 workers at Diageo's Cameron Bridge, Leven and Shieldhall sites have voted in support of industrial action, with strikes at the company's distilling and bottling plants now likely to begin in September and go on till November. Members of the union were balloted for strike action after a 2.8% pay raise offer by Diageo was rejected by the union last month.
Worldwide, in 2016, 57 per cent of those aged 15 or over had not drunk alcohol in the previous 12 months, according to World Health Organization figures. Among 25- to 44-year-olds, non-drinkers rose from 15.5 per cent in 2005 to 20.6 per cent in 2017.
(Bloomberg) -- Diageo Plc, the world’s largest distiller, has noticed that people are drinking less than they used to. To tap into the trend, the company behind bar staples such as Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky is increasing its stake in nonalcoholic distilled spirit brand Seedlip to majority ownership.Seedlip produces clear liquids with a similar mouth feel and complexity to high-end gin -- along with a comparable $35-a-bottle price. The brand was founded by teetotaler Ben Branson to address the challenge of what to drink when laying off the booze.Read this: These Mocktails Are No Shirley TemplesDiageo is keeping Branson onboard “to grow what we believe will be a global drinks giant of the future,” John Kennedy, who runs Diageo’s business in Europe, Turkey and India, said in a statement.The company is making the acquisition via its Distill Ventures arm, which invests in beverage startups, after buying a minority stake in 2016. Financial details were not disclosed.To contact the reporter on this story: Thomas Buckley in London at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Eric Pfanner at email@example.com, John LauermanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Drinks giant Diageo has warned a shift away from carbonated drinks has caused sales of Captain Morgan rum to shrink as health conscious Americans drink less rum and coke.
Diageo reported pre-exceptional earnings per share of 130.8 pence, beating company supplied estimates of 128.8 pence, saying results were also helped by an improved price mix and cost controls. Diageo has been restructuring in recent years to improve performance and streamline its portfolio, while trying to bulk up on newer, hipper brands. The maker of Johnnie Walker scotch whisky, Smirnoff vodka and Guinness stout said operating profit rose 10% to 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) for the year ended June 30.
Talks over pay between Diageo Plc and two of its biggest Scottish unions fell apart on Wednesday, threatening the production of some the region's most popular whiskies. Members of Scotland's Unite and GMB unions, who make up more than half of Diageo's 3,500 Scottish workforce, will ballot workers for strike action after rejecting on Wednesday an offer to increase pay by 2.8%. Last week, the unions rejected a 2.5% pay raise.
Grain distributor and liquor distiller MGP Ingredients Inc. (MGPI) had a disappointing first quarter, missing sales by $2.15 million. The markets responded by driving the stock down from $87 on Tuesday to $65 today. Of that, there was an 8.3% increase in sales of what it calls "white goods," which is beverage alcohol.
It’s been a mixed bag for beverage investors in recent quarters, but one analyst reiterated coverage of three beverage names on Thursday and said there’s an excellent buying opportunity for selective investors. ...
Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio), portfolio manager of the Oakmark Fund, started two positions and exited five in the first quarter, he said ahead of Securities and Exchange Commission deadlines for portfolio disclosure. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Sign with STZ. In a first-quarter letter released last week, Nygren discussed purchases of Constellation Brands (STZ) and S&P Global Inc. (SPGI).
Diageo's latest offer will be open to all 4,500 of its employees across the U.K., positioning the beverage-maker as one of the nation's top employers when it comes to parental leave. All workers will be offered a total of 52 weeks of leave when they become parents, retaining all benefits and bonuses during the first 26 weeks. Alcoholic beverages firm Diageo will offer 26 weeks of fully paid parental leave to male and female employees in the U.K. from Wednesday.
The Causeway International Value (Trades, Portfolio) Fund released its fourth-quarter 2018 portfolio earlier this week. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Sign with XTER:LIN. The fund, which is part of Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)'s Los Angeles-based Causeway Capital Management, was founded in 2001.