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SodaStream machine just missing a back rub - CEO

SodaStream is to raise the stakes in the battle for the home carbonation market with a platform that dispenses both hot and cold drinks....

Focus - Suntory Holdings' FY Performance

Earlier this week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a clos...

Diageo banks on China's wider gifting culture

Gifting is still an “integral” part of wider Chinese culture, but the country's anti-extravagance campaign has been “incredibly disruptive”,...

Cognac set for China rebound in H2 - Moët Hennessy

The head of Moët Hennessy has predicted that Cognac shipments to China will bounce back in the second half of the year....

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 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

NPD - Bacardi's Benedictine 1868 Gold Medal 2 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has launched a new edition of its Cognac and angelica root liqueur Benedictine exclusively into Singapore's Changi airport.

SodaStream counts costs as FY profits plunge 25 Feb 2015

Olly Wehring

SodaStream has seen costs relating to its recent "growth plan" hammer its bottom line in 2014.

Asahi Breweries toasts Nikka whisky in Europe 24 Feb 2015

Olly Wehring

Asahi Breweries saw its Nikka Japanese whisky brand break the 1m-unit barrier in Europe last year for the first time.

South Korea ups alcohol spend to new high - report 24 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

South Koreans increased their alcohol outlay by 5% last year, the country's biggest spend for at least a decade, according to a local report.

Suntory whiskey seeks to "eclipse" Diageo, Pernod 23 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

The CEO of Suntory Holdings expects the company to overtake Diageo and Pernod Ricard as the world's biggest whiskey company, according to reports over the weekend.

Suntory Holdings FY sales boosted by Beam 19 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Suntory Holdings has seen a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits helped by the integration of Beam Inc's brands into the business.

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