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Comment - Diageo goes Native in Vietnam

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...

Danone stake sale to Huiyuan Juice Group

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 stak...


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Iced Tea, Baby!

Ray Rowlands | 14 Jun 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.


PepsiCo, Tingyi Holding to heat up competition

Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 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.


Review of the Year 2009 - Soft Drinks & Water

Ben Cooper | 17 Dec 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.


Focus - Sports drinks and The Olympics

Annette Farr | 5 Aug 2008

The 2008 Beijing Olympics are almost upon us as we finally realise that in addition to all the brand sponsorship activity, there will be some sport. Not surprisingly Coca-Cola is one of the leading participants in the brand marketing frenzy but Annette Farr found a surprising paucity of activity around sports drinks.

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Chinese brands threaten soft drinks hegemony

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2014

The namesake brands from The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo maintained their one-two positions in the global soft drinks market last year, but brands from China are beginning to make their presence felt, according to recent figures.


Hangzhou Wahaha Group agrees Man United tie-up

James Wilmore | 16 Jan 2013

The Hangzhou Wahaha Group has announced a three-year sponsorship tie-up with Manchester United.


Wahaha Group eyes global acquisitions - report

Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 2012

The Hangzhou Wahaha Group has said it will look at global acquisitions in a bid to expand overseas, according to reports.


Wahaha Group secures bank funding - report

Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 2011

The Bank of China has signed an agreement to lend the Hangzhou Wahaha Group (CNY10bn) US$1.56bn, according to a report.


Wahaha Group ponders IPO - report

just-drinks.com editorial team | 9 Mar 2011

Hangzhou Wahaha Group is to consider a public listing alongside its plans to launch a hypermarket chain this year, according to reports.


Wahaha founder to open stores - report

just-drinks.com editorial team | 1 Mar 2011

Hangzhou Wahaha Group founder Zong Qinghou is to venture into retailing, partly to expand his company's drinks distribution, according to reports.


Wahaha chief hits rich list top spot

just-drinks.com editorial team | 30 Sep 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.


Danone silent on Wahaha payment

just-drinks.com editorial team | 10 Nov 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.


Coca-Cola Co develops Minute Maid dairy drink

Dominique Patton | 26 Oct 2009

Coca-Cola Co is entering the fast-growing Chinese dairy drinks market with a new product under the Minute Maid brand.


Danone Actimel advert banned

just-drinks.com editorial team | 14 Oct 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.


just the facts – Danone, Wahaha dispute

just-drinks.com editorial team | 1 Oct 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.


The Danone Wahaha legacy

just-drinks.com editorial team | 30 Sep 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.


Danone, Wahaha settle dispute

just-drinks.com editorial team | 30 Sep 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.


just the facts – Disputes between drinks firms

just-drinks.com editorial team | 20 Aug 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.


Danone dismisses Wahaha victory claim

just-drinks.com editorial team | 22 Jun 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.


Wahaha wins latest court battle with Danone

just-drinks.com editorial team | 29 Apr 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.


Danone ends Wadia deal to go it alone

just-drinks.com editorial team | 15 Apr 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.


Wahaha to invest in AGV - report

just-drinks.com editorial team | 30 Mar 2009

Chinese food and beverage company Wahaha Group is in talks to invest in Taiwanese rival AGV Products, according to reports.

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