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The decline of Russia's beer market

Five years ago, Heineken announced it was cutting 140 jobs in Russia, with the suspension of brewing at one of its sites. The news came just...

Will Remy come off worse in China Cognac recovery?

China remains a source of much concern for high-end spirits producers, none more so than Remy Cointreau....

United Spirits' short-term pain, but future rosy

Finally, after a near four-month delay United Spirits reported its full-year results today....

How long must Carlsberg wait for Russia recovery?

Yesterday's headlines around Carlsberg were dominated by the group's half-year performance in Eastern Europe. And rightly so. The Danish bre...

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev shuts fourth Russian brewery 1 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced it is shutting down another of its Russian breweries – its fourth closure in the country in the last two years.


Mallya stays chairman at Diageo's United Spirits 1 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Vijay Mallya has been re-elected as chairman of United Spirits at the AGM of the Diageo-controlled firm.


Carlsberg suspends production at Russian brewery 29 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Carlsberg has suspended production at one of its Baltika Breweries' facilities in Russia.


Coca-Cola lines up Coca-Cola Zero launch for India 23 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch Coca-Cola Zero in India, upping the no-calorie brand's presence to 149 countries.


United Spirits to sell 11% stake in Pioneer 22 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled Indian drinks firm, is planning to sell an 11.35% stake in its subsidiary Pioneer Distilleries.


Beam Suntory Inc unveils Teacher's gift packs 22 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory Inc has launched gift packs in India for two expressions of its Teacher's Scotch whisky brand, Teacher’s Origin and Teacher’s Highland Cream.

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