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Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO

The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 v...

Cognac plays the waiting game in China

When Cognac producers were beginning to realise the full impact of falling demand in China last year, Pernod Ricard's MD of finance, Gilles...

Brazil Price Hikes Set to Tax Brewers

How much will Brazil's beer industry be affected by the surprise tax increase announced last week?...

Coca-Cola FEMSA warns of price jump on tax change

A tax change on soft drinks in Brazil will force Coca-Cola FEMSA to raise prices in the country by up to 2%, according to the group's CFO....

Latest Interviews

Interview - ProWine China 6 May 2014

Andy Morton

Later this year, Shanghai will host the second ProWine China, a sister event to Düsseldorf's ProWein. Here, just-drinks' Andy Morton speaks to head organiser Marius Berlemann to find out how preparations are going for the November show.


Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika 4 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring, travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer's plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he's battling against today, and what he wants in the future.

Latest News

Diageo writes down Shuijingfang stake by GBP264m 31 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has written down the value of its stake in baijiu maker Shuijingfang by GBP264m (US$446.2m) as sales of the white spirit have fallen sharply in the face of China's anti-extravagance measures.


India's ITC to expand into beverage sector 30 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Indian cigarette maker ITC is to enter the beverage market with a range of fruit juices and dairy drinks.


Tata Global Beverages Q1 sales up 29 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Tata Global Beverages has seen a rise in first-quarter sales, but profits were dragged down by investments in new ventures.


Diageo silent over Shuijingfang writedown report 28 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has declined to comment on reports that it is to write down the value of its stake in baijiu brand Shuijingfang.


Allied Blenders restarts chase for Tilaknagar 22 Jul 2014

Kevin Jacobs

Allied Blenders & Distillers and Tilaknagar Industries have reopened talks over a potential merger, just-drinks has learnt.


TWE fighting Penfolds trademark battle in China 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has said it is “confident” of protecting its Penfolds trademark in China after it emerged it is embroiled in a long-running legal battle over the brand.

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