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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...


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.


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.


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.


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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Andy Morton | 5 Jan 2016

China's bottled water consumption increased by 9% last year, but the market remains fragmented and national brands face tough competition from regional players, a new report has said.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2015

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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.


James Wilmore | 16 Jan 2013

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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a joint venture with China's Wahaha, bringing to an end their long-running dispute.


In 1996, Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co, a leading beverage producer in China, began a joint venture with Danone Group to form five new subsidiaries.


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's chairman, Zong Qinghou, has emerged victorious from the Chinese company's latest battle with joint venture partner Danone in a China court.


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.

Company research

Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co Ltd in Soft Drinks (China)

Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co Ltd in Soft Drinks (China)

Wahaha faces a slowdown in growth because the size of its product range limits the resources available to support each brand. The company plans to reduce the pace of portfolio expansion over the forec...

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Sports and Energy Drinks in China

Sports and Energy Drinks in China

Energy drinks in China experienced a surge in popularity over the review period and represents huge potential to attract more players to enter. Since Qili of Hangzhou Wahaha Group was successfully int...

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Energy Drinks in China

Energy Drinks in China

With increasingly hectic lifestyles people, especially the young generation, stay up late, which encourages demand for energy-sustaining products. Energy drinks manufacturers highlighted their product...

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