16 January 2013
The Hangzhou Wahaha Group has announced a three-year sponsorship tie-up with Manchester United.
8 January 2013
As we welcome in the new year, we invite Euromonitor to cast its eye over what 2013 holds for the drinks industry. In the first part of this month's management briefing, the global market research and analysis provider looks at the soft drinks category.
14 September 2012
The Hangzhou Wahaha Group has said it will look at global acquisitions in a bid to expand overseas, according to reports.
14 June 2012
This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd casts his gaze in the direction of iced tea, and the category's development from its early beginnings to today’s multi-billion dollar business.
4 November 2011
An alliance announced this morning (4 November) between PepsiCo and Tingyi Holding has been hailed by analysts as a smart move for both firms, and a signal that competition is set to intensify in China's soft drinks market.
22 August 2011
The Bank of China has signed an agreement to lend the Hangzhou Wahaha Group (CNY10bn) US$1.56bn, according to a report.
9 March 2011
Hangzhou Wahaha Group is to consider a public listing alongside its plans to launch a hypermarket chain this year, according to reports.
1 March 2011
Hangzhou Wahaha Group founder Zong Qinghou is to venture into retailing, partly to expand his company's drinks distribution, according to reports.
27 January 2011
Diageo's decision to partner with Vietnam's local spirits hero, Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co, looks like a shrewd move, even if the financial benefits start at a trickle.
30 September 2010
Zong Qinghou, the Chinese soft drinks tycoon famous for leading Wahaha through a long-running dispute with Danone, has been named China's richest man.
30 July 2010
Shares in Huiyuan Juice Group rose by 8% on Thursday (29 July) – the most in almost two months – after Groupe Danone agreed to sell its stake in the firm to Hong-Kong-based private equity firm SAIF Partners.
6 July 2010
The rise of the world’s large emerging markets, Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico - or BRICM to give them their popular acronym - has been especially significant for the drinks industry. With its array of international and local brands and a growing inquisitiveness of consumers worldwide towards foreign drinks, the drinks industry is a good fit for globalisation.
17 December 2009
It would appear that, beyond the shadow of one major transaction, the soft drinks and water categories had a year of innovation and controversy. A colourful 12 months for the sector, then, as Ben Cooper reports.
10 November 2009
Groupe Danone has declined to comment on a report that it agreed a EUR300m (US$450m) sum for the sale of its stake in a joint venture with China's Wahaha, ending a dispute between the two groups.
26 October 2009
Coca-Cola Co is entering the fast-growing Chinese dairy drinks market with a new product under the Minute Maid brand.
14 October 2009
A UK television advert for Danone’s Actimel has been banned by the country's advertising watchdog for failing to back up its claim that the yoghurt drink provides health benefits to children.
1 October 2009
Danone said yesterday (30 September) it has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a joint venture with China's Wahaha, bringing to an end their long-running dispute and years of court battles across the globe. Here we look at five facts on the two companies.
30 September 2009
Danone's trademark dispute with Wahaha may have ended, but the fallout from the one of the most long-running and high-profile disputes between joint venture partners in the drinks sector will not disappear so easily.
30 September 2009
Danone has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a joint venture with China's Wahaha, bringing to an end their long-running dispute.
20 August 2009
In 1996, Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co, a leading beverage producer in China, began a joint venture with Danone Group to form five new subsidiaries.
22 June 2009
A claim by Chinese firm Wahaha that it has won its trademark dispute against Danone has been dismissed by the French dairy and water giant.
29 April 2009
Wahaha's chairman, Zong Qinghou, has emerged victorious from the Chinese company's latest battle with joint venture partner Danone in a China court.
15 April 2009
Danone has said it intends to pursue growth in India independently, after announcing the end of its joint venture in the country with Wadia Group.
30 March 2009
Chinese food and beverage company Wahaha Group is in talks to invest in Taiwanese rival AGV Products, according to reports.
4 March 2009
A California court has ruled that Groupe Danone's trademark dispute with Chinese joint venture partner Wahaha should be settled in China, not by the US judicial system.
11 February 2009
Chinese drinks group Hangzhou Wahaha has said that it remains largely unaffected by the global economic downturn, and plans to double its sales within five years.
8 January 2009
Danone, the French dairy and water group, has said it will appeal a court ruling in the British Virgin Islands over its trademark dispute with Chinese business partner Wahaha.
24 September 2008
Chinese firm Wahaha has said it is confident of victory when its trademark dispute with Groupe Danone goes before a Swedish tribunal in January.
8 August 2008
Diageo has filed legal action against Chinese drinks firm Blue Blood, accusing the group of copying the packaging design used on Johnnie Walker whisky.
6 August 2008
French food and drink giant Danone has said it will continue to fight its trademark case against Chinese joint-venture partner Wahaha.