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Coca-Cola to get boost from Monster in China 18 Dec 2014

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus that both sides would benefit.


Why Chinese beverages won't conquer the world 21 Nov 2014

China may be the world's second biggest economy but, when it comes to global brand-building, the country lags most top nations.


just the Facts - Australian wine in China 18 Nov 2014

Yesterday it emerged that China is to drop duty on imports of Australian wine after the two countries signed a new free trade agreement. Here is a quick breakdown of how Australian wine fares in China:


Will Remy come off worse in China Cognac recovery? 9 Sep 2014

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


Cognac plays the waiting game in China 16 Jul 2014

When Cognac producers were beginning to realise the full impact of falling demand in China last year, Pernod Ricard's MD of finance, Gilles Bogaert, was asked when he thought the situation would return to normal. Bogaert said that a recovery would take time, adding that “there are still questions over pace”.

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Brown-Forman links up with Wuliangye Yibin Co 16 Dec 2014

Brown-Forman has signed a "co-operation agreement" with Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co.


ProWine China sees visitor, exhibitor numbers up 19 Nov 2014

The Chinese edition of the ProWine exhibition saw an 8% lift in visitors this year, while exhibitor numbers grew by 10%, organisers have said.


China to axe duty on Australian wine 17 Nov 2014

China is to drop duty on Australian wine imports after the two countries signed a “landmark” free trade agreement.


Tingyi blames weather as Q3 sales slide 17 Nov 2014

Tingyi has reported a slump in year-to-date beverage sales as poor weather affected its Q3, but profits were still up.


SkyPeople Fruit Juice boosted by Q3 14 Nov 2014

SkyPeople Fruit Juice has seen a strong third-quarter bring its sales back to growth, but net profits are still down on last year.


Carlsberg finalises Chongqing brewery buy 23 Oct 2014

Carlsberg has completed its takeover of Chongqing Beer Group's remaining brewing interests in China.


Diageo unveils sixth Johnnie Walker House in Asia 22 Sep 2014

Diageo has opened a Johnnie Walker House in Chengdu as it expands its chain of so-called “whisky embassies” in mainland China to three.


Boreal Water Collection agrees Soho Corp tie-up 15 Sep 2014

Boreal Water Collection, the US private label bottled water firm, has agreed a US$24m deal with Soho Corp to supply the Chinese firm's domestic market.


Cognac FY sales slide as China troubles bite 22 Aug 2014

Global sales of Cognac have fallen by 10.2% by value in the last year as China's crackdown on corruption continues to bite, according to reports.


Tingyi H1 profits leap on lower costs 19 Aug 2014

Tingyi has boosted profits in its beverage unit as raw material costs fell, but the China-based group also warned of a slowdown in its domestic market.

Latest blogs

Will grey sky thinking lead to broccoli beverage boom? 20 Jun 2014

A joint US and Chinese study released this week found that a tea made with broccoli sprouts helps the body to break down and expunge high levels of the chemical benzene.