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Diageo Invests $80 Million To Boost RTD Capacity

Diageo is unveiling a new Plainfield, Illinois facility with an eye toward ongoing growth in the soaring RTD category. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 18, 2021

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 31, 2015

•Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits has unveiled Rogue Chipotle Whiskey, a new small-batch offering. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

Orange Wine RTD Tekeen Expanding Quickly In Home Market Of Texas

Orange wine-based RTD Tekeen debuted in its home state of Texas last year, and after a strong start, marketer Tekilazo Beverages is expecting further expansion in off-premise channels under a new partnership with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 28, 2015

Interview, Part 2: Tom Looney, President, Diageo Guinness USA

In Part 2 of this SND interview, Diageo Guinness USA president Tom Looney discusses plans for the beers in the DGUSA portfolio beyond Guinness, as well as the fate of the pouch business and the group’s latest efforts on the innovation front. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 10, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Tom Looney, President, Diageo Guinness USA

Diageo Guinness USA (DGUSA) has a portfolio led by Smirnoff Ice, the biggest brand in the ready-to-drink (RTD) category, as well as Guinness, one of the world’s most iconic beer brands. DGUSA has experienced some rough sledding in recent years, due mainly to the vicissitudes of the RTD business. In the six months ended December 31, 2013, the unit’s net sales fell 10%, following a 6% sales decline in Diageo’s full fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. In April of last year, veteran Diageo executive Tom Looney became DGUSA’s new president, moving from his previous role as Diageo NA’s chief commercial officer. SND executive editor David Fleming met recently with Looney to discuss developments at DGUSA under his leadership. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 8, 2014