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Diageo plc manufactures and distributes premium drinks. The company operates in beverage alcohol business with iconic brands in spirits, beer and wine. The company produces approximately 6.5 billion liters of its brands, from approximately 100 sites in 30 countries. Its supply functions are responsible for the distilling, brewing, bottling, packaging and distribution of its brands. The company’s 21 markets are designated as import markets, import and third-party production markets or import and local production markets. Its export-led International supply centre, based in Europe produces many of its heritage brands, including its Scotch whisky products. Spirits Spirits are produced in distilleries located worldwide. The company owns 29 Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland, an Irish whiskey distillery in Northern Ireland, 2 whisky distilleries in Canada and a whiskey distillery in the United States. The company produces Smirnoff internationally. Ketel One vodka is purchased as finished product from The Nolet Group. Gin distilleries are located in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Baileys is produced in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Rum is blended and bottled in the United States, Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom, and is distilled and blended in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in Australia, Venezuela and Guatemala. Raki is produced in Turkey, while Chinese white spirits are produced in Chengdu, in the Sichuan province of China. The company owns 100% of Ypióca Bebidas S.A. which owns a farm and a distillery in Ceará State in Brazil and produces cachaça. The company’s maturing Scotch whisky is located in warehouses in Scotland (primarily at Blackgrange), its maturing Canadian whisky in La Salle and Gimli in Canada and its maturing American whiskey in Kentucky and Tennessee in the United States. Beer The company’s principal brewing facilities are at the St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, Ireland and in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles, and Jamaica. In addition, the company owns a 25% equity interest in Sedibeng brewery in South Africa and an effective 25.5% interest in Guinness Anchor Berhard which operates a brewery in Malaysia. Guinness is also brewed by various third parties worldwide under license arrangements. Wine The company’s principal wineries are in the United States. It has operations in Argentina and Turkey. For European markets, wines are mainly bottled in its facilities in Italy. Ready to drink The company produces a range of ready to drink products mainly in the United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and Canada. NORTH AMERICA The company’s North America business comprises US Spirits and Wines, Diageo Guinness USA (DGUSA), Canada. Diageo North America’s US Spirits and Wines business operates through five divisions in Open States where the company sells to distributors who then sell to retailers, and through two divisions in Control States where in most cases, it sells to the state, which in turn sells to state or agency stores and on premise retailers. US Spirits and Wines sells the majority of the Californian and imported wines the company owns and represents, with the remaining small portion of sales coming from winery visitor centers and online sales. DGUSA sells and markets brands, including Guinness, Smirnoff Ice and Red Stripe. Beer distribution generally follows the three-tier open state regulations across the United States. Diageo Canada distributes the company’s collection of spirits, beer and wine brands across all Canadian provinces, which generally operate through a provincial control system. In North America, it markets a total beverage alcohol portfolio. The company has 11 bottling, distilling, blending and maturation sites including operations in Plainfield, Illinois; Amherstburg, Ontario; Valleyfield, Quebec; Relay, Maryland; Gimli, Manitoba; Tullahoma, Tennessee; and 7 wineries, and wine bottling operations, in California. WESTERN EUROPE The company operates premium drink business in Western Europe. Western Europe is managed as a single market wit

 

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