No upturn in Europe for Diageo

Trade News



Diageo’s latest trading update, for the nine months to the end of March, continues to show poor sales in Europe due to the ongoing eurozone crisis.

Sales in Europe fell by 1% on the previous year, continuing the trend seen in the previous quarters.

Sales of the Johnnie Walker whisky brand and Diageo’s single malt whisky range in developing markets, however, helped the company maintain a brighter position overall.

Sales in the Asia-Pacific region were up by 10% and South America and the Caribbean saw 18% growth, report The Herald newspaper.

In the third quarter, like for like sales at the drinks giant grew by 6%, giving it 7% annual growth for the nine months reported so far.

Whisky Festivals:

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT


King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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