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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...

Preview - TFWA Asia Pacific 2014

On Sunday (11 May), the Asia Pacific leg of Tax Free World Association's exhibition series kicks off. The event takes place against a backdr...

Vietnam volume slip disappoints Heineken

Heineken's CFO has admitted being disappointed at the group's first-quarter performance in one of its key markets, Vietnam, but said the com...

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

Allied Blenders restarts chase for Tilaknagar 22 Jul 2014

Kevin Jacobs

Allied Blenders & Distillers and Tilaknagar Industries have reopened talks over a potential merger, just-drinks has learnt.


S Korean beer imports hit record high - report 18 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

South Korea imported record volumes and value of beer in the first half of the year, according to local reports.


Kirin's H1 beer sales falter in Japan 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Kirin expects to see “some recovery” in its beer sales in Japan for this year's second half after recording its biggest first-half drop for four years.


TWE fighting Penfolds trademark battle in China 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has said it is “confident” of protecting its Penfolds trademark in China after it emerged it is embroiled in a long-running legal battle over the brand.


United Spirits to buy India factory for IMFL boost 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits has agreed a deal to acquire J P Impex Incorp's Karnataka factory for INR115m (US$1.9m).


All Market sells US$166m stake in China deal 15 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

All Market Inc has sold a 25% stake of Vita Coco to a Chinese distributor for about US$166m, as the coconut water brand prepares to launch in the country.

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