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Sunday 20 August 2017

Guinness sales rise 4pc in Ireland - Diageo

Guinness is owned by British company Diageo
Guinness is owned by British company Diageo
Gavin McLoughlin

Gavin McLoughlin

Sales of Guinness rose 4pc in Ireland in the year to the end of June, brewer Diageo announced.

Diageo said the increase was due to "continued successful innovations" from its Brewers project.

"Hop House 13 Lager has proven to be a stand out success gaining almost 3pc share of lager beer in the Republic of Ireland," the company added.

Guinness also gained market share in Britain, and posted double digit growth in Cameroon and Ghana.

Overall, Diageo posted operating profit growth of 3.5pc in the year, at £2.84m. Sales revenue dipped 3pc due to currency movements and the sale of assets.

Diageo also owns Bailey's and Johnnie Walker.

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