Diageo Europe 

Diageo Europe

Diageo is the largest premium drinks business in Europe. Consumer marketing programmes are developed at a market level to drive consistency, efficiency and scale across all countries. In Russia we are driving our premium core, standard and value brands and reserve portfolio, whilst in Turkey, we use our local businesses' strong route to consumer to drive accelerated growth in international premium spirits. In Europe, where competition for talent is particularly strong, our reputation as a trusted and respected company and for ground-breaking innovation, is key to our ability to attract and retain the people we need to deliver our Performance Ambition.

Our markets

Europe comprises Diageo Europe, Russia and Turkey. Diageo Europe is made up of GB and Ireland, and Diageo Continental Europe. It is managed as a single market with country teams focusing on sales and customer marketing execution.

Route to market

In Great Britain we sell and market our products through Diageo GB (spirits, beer and ready to drink), Justerini & Brooks Retail (wines private clients) and are the distributor for [yellow tail] (wine).Products are distributed through independent wholesalers and directly to retailers. In the on trade, products are sold through major brewers, multiple retail groups and smaller regional independent brewers and wholesalers. In the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Diageo sells and distributes directly to the on trade and the off trade via a telesales operation. Across the remainder of Europe, we distribute our spirits brands primarily through our own distribution companies, except for France where products are sold through a joint venture arrangement with Moët Hennessy. Diageo Guinness Continental Europe distributes our beer brands in mainland Europe, focusing in Germany, Russia and France, our largest mainland European beer markets. In Russia and Poland we operate through wholly owned subsidiaries, while in other Eastern Europe countries we use third party distributors. In Turkey, we sell our products via the distribution network of Mey İçki, our wholly owned subsidiary. Mey İçki distributes both local brands (raki, other spirits and wine) and Diageo’s global spirits brands.

Supply operations

The International Supply Centre (ISC) comprises the supply operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy. The group owns 29 whisky distilleries in Scotland, a Dublin based beer brewery and maturing and packaging facilities in Scotland, England, Ireland and Italy. The ISC ships whisk(e)y, vodka, gin, rum, beer, wine, cream liqueurs, and other spirit-based drinks to over 180 countries.

Sustainability & Responsibility

People today increasingly want to work for companies that they believe make a positive social and environmental, as well as economic, contribution. Our leadership in responsible drinking, through programmes and partnerships, and our contribution to the communities in which we operate, support our reputation and ability to attract and retain employees. Our responsible drinking programme, NOFAS, aims to tackle foetal alcohol syndrome by training midwives and health professionals - to date we have reached around 300,000 pregnant women in the UK. In the last few years, we have launched our Learning for Life community programme in a number of European countries, including a major investment in Scotland, as part of a five-year effort targeted towards young people.