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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...

Focus - Suntory's Q1 Performance by Category

Last week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in first-quarter sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer l...

Preview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific

Ahead of next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, Joe Bates surveys the Travel Retail lan...

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...

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.


The just-drinks interview – Vijay Mallya, Part II 18 Nov 2008

just-drinks.com editorial team

Vijay Mallya, owner of the UB Group, sits astride an enormous business empire which includes some of the largest drinks operations in one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, Mallya spoke with Olly Wehring about his companies’ activities in the Indian beers and spirits sectors, and the exciting opportunities ahead for the country’s fledgling wine market.

Latest News

Coca-Cola opens Laos bottling plant 28 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has opened its first bottling plant in Laos as the soft drinks maker continues to expand its presence in Asia.


Heineken silent on UB takeover report 24 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is looking to take control of India's United Breweries (UB).


Coca-Cola starts work on new China plant 24 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has broken ground on its 45th production plant in China as part of a US$4bn investment in the country.


North Korea seeks backers for US$52m brewery 19 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

North Korea is on the hunt for foreign investors to help fund a US$52m brewery in a new tourism development zone.


Coca-Cola Icecek confirms Tajikistan plant opening 18 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Icecek has confirmed the opening of a new production plant in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan.


Diageo, Pernod rebound despite fresh yuan drop 13 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Leading spirits producers' share prices rallied today despite another devaluation in China's currency, that hit stocks yesterday.

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