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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

Carlsberg finalises Chongqing brewery buy 23 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Carlsberg has completed its takeover of Chongqing Beer Group's remaining brewing interests in China.


Smirnoff Ice gets India launch 22 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo is looking to crack India's RTD market with the launch of Smirnoff Ice and its stronger variant, Smirnoff Black, in the country.


United Spirits sees Q1 net loss 20 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits has continued its sluggish performance with a first-quarter net loss and fall in sales.


India's beer lobby calls for tax law change 20 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

India's beer industry has called on the government to end laws that tax the category at the same rate as spirits, according to a report.


Amazon India to sell Coca-Cola Zero 2 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Amazon's India unit is to start delivering Coca-Cola Co products as it enters the country's food and beverage market for the first time, according to reports.


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.

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