Drinks giant grows sales

DIAGEO claims to have grown its share of both the on and off-trade drinks markets in its latest financial statement.

The company’s preliminary results for 2017 reported a 3.4% increase in beer volumes, with a 5.8% increase in Guinness sales driven by the success of its Hop House 13 lager.

In spirits, Gordon’s gin has grown in both value and volume terms, with Tanqueray also seeing “continued momentum” across both the on and off-trades.