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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....

Cognac plays the waiting game in China

When Cognac producers were beginning to realise the full impact of falling demand in China last year, Pernod Ricard's MD of finance, Gilles...

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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

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.

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Mallya stays chairman at Diageo's United Spirits 1 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Vijay Mallya has been re-elected as chairman of United Spirits at the AGM of the Diageo-controlled firm.


PepsiCo's new R&D hub to catch Middle East flavour 29 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has opened an R&D facility in Dubai to develop new flavours for Middle Eastern consumers.


Suntory Holdings to split beer, spirits division 25 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Suntory Holdings is to hive off its beer business, placing the leftover spirits unit under the control of Beam Suntory Inc.


Coca-Cola lines up Coca-Cola Zero launch for India 23 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch Coca-Cola Zero in India, upping the no-calorie brand's presence to 149 countries.


United Spirits to sell 11% stake in Pioneer 22 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled Indian drinks firm, is planning to sell an 11.35% stake in its subsidiary Pioneer Distilleries.


Beam Suntory Inc unveils Teacher's gift packs 22 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory Inc has launched gift packs in India for two expressions of its Teacher's Scotch whisky brand, Teacher’s Origin and Teacher’s Highland Cream.

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