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SABMiller baulks at lack of Brazil M&A

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country....

China's beer & flavoured alcoholic beverage market

Rabobank has released a report on the Chinese alcohol market that predicts huge growth in flavoured alcoholic beverages as demand for tradit...

Why Didn't Diageo Act Sooner on Mallya?

It's not every day that one can accuse the world's biggest spirits producer of being a bit stupid, but my peers in India are making hay toda...

just On Call - Pernod shifts Scotch focus in China

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market....

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

China Huiyuan Juice hives off troublesome units 2 Jul 2015

Keith Nuthall

China Huiyuan Juice Group has offloaded nine struggling subsidiaries in its home market.


India to assess alcohol standards - report 26 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has said it plans to assess standards for alcoholic beverages, according to a report in Business Today India.


Pernod Ricard confirms new India head 24 Jun 2015

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has confirmed that Guillaume Girard-Reydet, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Wyborowa, and of Central Europe, will be appointed managing director of Pernod Ricard India.


China Resources Enterprises posts Q1 bounce 17 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

China Resources Enterprises (CRE) has posted a healthy leap in Q1 beer and soft drinks profits as the group prepares to offload its non-beer businesses.


Diageo creates USL unit to oversee own brands 2 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo's India MD has moved to United Spirits to head up a new luxury unit at the Diageo-controlled company.


Diageo silent on United Spirits inspection 29 May 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo has declined to comment on an Indian government investigation into United Spirit's books as fresh reports emerge over the subsidiary’s chairman, Vijay Mallya, and alleged loans made from the unit.

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