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SodaStream to focus on water flavours

SodaStream International is to shift its focus away from soda towards the growing sparkling water market to counteract its struggles in the...

Will Remy come off worse in China Cognac recovery?

China remains a source of much concern for high-end spirits producers, none more so than Remy Cointreau....

United Spirits' short-term pain, but future rosy

Finally, after a near four-month delay United Spirits reported its full-year results today....

just Five Years Ago: A-B InBev sells Oriental

Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) was revealed in May to have had a bid for Treasury Wine Estates knocked back....

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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 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

F&N to sell Myanmar Brewery stake after legal loss 31 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

A Myanmar conglomerate has won a legal battle to wrest control of a brewing joint venture from Fraser & Neave (F&N).

SodaStream to close West Bank site 30 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

SodaStream International has confirmed it is shutting two of its facilities – including its controversial site in the West Bank - as it targets efficiencies.

Wines of South Africa opens Hong Kong office 30 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Trade body Wines of South Africa has opened a new satellite office in Hong Kong to help producers target key Asian markets.

Coca-Cola to buy 29.4% stake in CCA arm 30 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to pay US$500m for a minority stake in Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian unit as it aims to reverse falling demand for its brands in the South-East Asian country.

SodaStream YTD profits halved as US struggles 29 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

SodaStream International has launched a new “growth plan” after today reporting that its nine-month profits have halved year-on-year.

Serm Suk to sell Est cola brand for US$48m 28 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Serm Suk, the Thailand-based soft drinks producer, has agreed to sell the Est cola brand to ThaiBev subsidiary International Beverage Holdings for THB1.56bn (US$48m).

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