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Coca-Cola to get boost from Monster in China

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus t...

Why Chinese beverages won't conquer the world

China may be the world's second biggest economy but, when it comes to global brand-building, the country lags most top nations....

just the Facts - Australian wine in China

Yesterday it emerged that China is to drop duty on imports of Australian wine after the two countries signed a new free trade agreement. Her...

Carlsberg chases lifeline but Russian fog remains

It was more of the same for Carlsberg in its YTD results release yesterday as weakness in Eastern Europe continued to damage the bottom line...

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

United Spirits bids for distribution deal approval 18 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits is again asking shareholders to vote on plans to allow it to produce and sell the spirits brands of parent Diageo in India.


Brown-Forman links up with Wuliangye Yibin Co 16 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has signed a "co-operation agreement" with Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co.


John Distilleries to launch Paul John whisky in US 11 Dec 2014

Rojita Tiwari

John Distilleries, the Indian spirits producer, is gearing up to enter the US market in 2015 with its Paul John single malt whisky brand.


Diageo loses United Spirits distribution vote 2 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has said it is “surprised and disappointed” after losing a vote by United Spirits' shareholders over plans for the firm to produce and sell some of Diageo's spirits brands in India.


Hindustan Coca-Cola plans US$160m factory 2 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages has unveiled plans for a a US$160m manufacturing plant in southern India.


Altia lines up Russia launch for Koskenkorva vodka 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Finland's Altia Corp is to launch its Koskenkorva vodka brand in Russia ahead of the holiday season.

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