Shares in Allied Domecq closed 2% higher after it revealed trading was buoyant and it was in line to meet full-year targets. Rivals Diageo, however, posted a dip in interim profits after sales of Guinness slumped 6% and shares fell 5%. Whitbread was another faller, down to a three-month low, while JD Wetherspoon warned that price cuts would hit profits for the next two years. Heineken and Belgian Interbrew are both reporting this week. The Independent on Sunday 05/09/04 (Business) pages 14 & 15