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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...

Russia ready to rethink regulation - Carlsberg

Carlsberg's CEO has said that Russia may reverse some of the regulations that has seen the country's beer market shrink and brewers close pr...

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

SABMiller returns to Brazil with Petropolis tie-up 24 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

SABMiller has confirmed that it has secured a distribution deal in Brazil for several of its international brands with the country's largest independent brewer, Grupo Petropolis.


PepsiCo completes bottler franchise plan in India 21 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has completed the franchising of its bottling operations in north and east India after expanding a partnership with Varun Beverages.


ProWine China sees visitor, exhibitor numbers up 19 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

The Chinese edition of the ProWine exhibition saw an 8% lift in visitors this year, while exhibitor numbers grew by 10%, organisers have said.


SABMiller switches India head 18 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

SABMiller has appointed a new MD for its India business as the current incumbent is stepping down after 17 months in the role.


China to axe duty on Australian wine 17 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

China is to drop duty on Australian wine imports after the two countries signed a “landmark” free trade agreement.


Tingyi blames weather as Q3 sales slide 17 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Tingyi has reported a slump in year-to-date beverage sales as poor weather affected its Q3, but profits were still up.

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