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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

Climate change hitting India's wine industry 19 May 2015

Olly Wehring

The head of Sula Vineyards has warned that rising temperatures and unreliable rainfall is affecting the Indian company's wine production.


Diageo opens Johnnie Walker House in Singapore 18 May 2015

Lucy Britner

Diageo and DFS Group have opened the latest Johnnie Walker-dedicated retail outlet, in Singapore Changi Terminal 3.


Suntory eyes FY growth after strong Q1 11 May 2015

Andy Morton

Suntory Holdings expects full-year profits to jump by a third as sales and underlying profits stayed strong in the first quarter.


Diageo's United Spirits calls on Mallya to quit 27 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

Diageo is reviewing its relationship with United Breweries Holdings and Vijay Mallya over India's United Spirits, after the division's board called on the entrepreneur to stand down as its chairman.


CFO of Diageo's United Spirits stands down 24 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

Pathai Murali, the CFO of Diageo-controlled United Spirits, has resigned from the Indian company.


Coca-Cola Co abandons India bottling facility plan 23 Apr 2015

Raghavendra Verma

The Coca-Cola Co has seen the ongoing issue of groundwater use in India hit its plans to build a bottling plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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