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Wine - China about production not just consumption

Looking through the mist, Chris Losh can see China's wine production efforts becoming of greater importance to the wine world than the count...

Coca-Cola India suspends bottling operations

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution co...

Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hop...

The risk of a sugar tax for CSDs in India

Soft drinks marketers are always scratching their heads trying to establish new refreshment occasions for their drinks to exploit. Sometimes...

Latest Interviews

Concha y Toro's Asia CEO - Interview 23 Mar 2016

Andy Morton

Ask a Chinese person about Chile and they will immediately mention one thing - cherries. The country is famous in China for its red cherries, which people see as wholesome and healthy. Chilean wine, however, is quickly catching up in the recognition stakes. According to Wines of Chile, exports to China increased by 47% last year, and the country now ranks as the third-biggest market for bottled Chilean wine.


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.

Latest News

Marie Brizard readies Chinese market entry 8 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has confirmed to just-drinks that its distribution configuration, announced earlier this week, will also see the group enter China for the first time.


Demonetisation in India set to provide headaches 7 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

The introduction of a "demonetisation" policy in India last month looks poised to play havoc with international drinks companies with a presence in the country, although The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are better placed to cope than most, according to one analyst.


India court halts PepsiC, Coca-Cola water 2 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

An Indian court has ruled that contract bottlers for PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co cannot divert water from a drought-hit river as water scarcity in the country continues to trouble beverage makers.


Ardmore back in India for Beam Suntory 29 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory is returning the Ardmore Scotch whisky brand to India after a four-year hiatus with the launch of Ardmore Legacy.


Coca-Cola urges dialogue amid China strike reports 25 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's China unit has said it wants its employees to have talks with the company through "appropriate channels" after staff reportedly staged walkouts at three of its production plants.


Coca-Cola completes US$1bn deal for China assets 18 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to rake in about US$1bn from a franchising deal for its China assets with two Asia-based bottlers.

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