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Diageo Faces Boycott Over Rum Plans

Diageo Faces Boycott Over Rum Plans

Diageo is facing a boycott of its spirits brands in protest at its future production plans - in Puerto Rico. The National Puerto Rican Coalition - which promotes the well-being of Puerto Ricans living at home and in the US - has called for a boycott over plans to switch production of Captain Morgan rum from Puerto Rico to the US Virgin Islands in 2012. The NPRC says the move could have a negative impact on the image and stability of its domestic rum trade. NPRC president Rafael Fantauzzi, said he hoped to get support for the protest from within the US. [...more]

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