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Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....

Five Years Ago - Diageo Moves for Shuijingfang

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind th...

Brown-Forman's Russian glass half-full

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging cou...

Diageo banks on China's wider gifting culture

Gifting is still an “integral” part of wider Chinese culture, but the country's anti-extravagance campaign has been “incredibly disruptive”,...

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

Tilaknagar silent over brands sale to Distell 24 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Tilaknagar Industries has declined to comment on speculation that it is looking to sell some of its brands to South Africa’s Distell Group, but admitted it is still eyeing tie-ups.


Moscow to ban alcoholic energy drinks - report 24 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Authorities in Moscow are to ban alcoholic energy drinks in the city, according to local reports.


Pernod Ricard extends India borrowing facility 23 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Pernod Ricard has confirmed that its India unit has increased its banking overdraft facility, but has declined to give a specific reason for the move.


Tingyi FY beverage sales hit by China slowdown 23 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Tingyi has posted a slide in full-year beverage sales, as the group felt the impact of the slowdown in its domestic market of China.


Starbucks eyes China innovation with Tingyi deal 19 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Starbucks is to develop new RTD products for China after signing an agreement with PepsiCo partner Tingyi.


Accolade gives Hardys cricket push in India 16 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Accolade Wines has recruited ex-cricketer Glenn McGrath to promote its Hardys wine brand in India.

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