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just On Call - Pernod shifts Scotch focus in China

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market....

Heineken seeks "clarity" in Indonesia

Heineken's departing CEO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third....

Focus - Indonesia: Prohibition in Paradise?

The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive po...

Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....

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

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.


Carlsberg acquires Chinese JV Wusu Beer Group 20 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is set to take full ownership of Chinese brewer Wusu Beer Group (WBG) as it continues to up its presence in the country.


Coca-Cola eyes Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage buy 17 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has offered to buy Chinese protein drinks maker Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology in a deal worth US$400m.


Remy boosts WeChat profile with Cognac push 17 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau's Cognac brand Remy Martin has increased its WeChat followers by five-fold in two days after an advertising campaign on the Chinese social media platform.


Heineken "concerned" as Indonesia enacts beer ban 16 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken has said it is "very concerned" after Indonesian authorities implemented a ban on beer sales in the country's small stores.

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