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A-B InBev in China - just the Facts 3 Sep 2015

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding an investors seminar in China. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in Asia Pacific, as well as its expectations for the future, courtesy of data from Nomura and Exane BNP Paribas.


China's beer & flavoured alcoholic beverage market 12 May 2015

Rabobank has released a report on the Chinese alcohol market that predicts huge growth in flavoured alcoholic beverages as demand for traditional beer subsides. Here's a round-up of some of the reports key findings:


just On Call - Pernod shifts Scotch focus in China 24 Apr 2015

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


Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce 26 Mar 2015

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.


Five Years Ago - Diageo Moves for Shuijingfang 11 Mar 2015

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind the baijiu brand Shuijingfang.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev silent on move to keep Snow 29 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has refused to be drawn on speculation that it is looking to retain SABMiller's stake in the owner of the world's largest lager brand, CR Snow.


China's Reignwood buys majority stake in Voss 12 Jan 2016

Voss Water has sold a controlling stake in its namesake brand to Red Bull China owner Reignwood Group. 


China's bottled water market grows - figures 5 Jan 2016

China's bottled water consumption increased by 9% last year, but the market remains fragmented and national brands face tough competition from regional players, a new report has said.


TWE readies Wolf Blass China push with NBA deal 21 Dec 2015

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has signed up its wine brand Wolf Blass to sponsor the National Basketball Association's Chinese arm ahead of a new marketing push in the country.


Reforged China Cognac market poised for new growth 18 Dec 2015

Anti-extravagance measures have changed China's Cognac market irrevocably, an analyst has said.


China imports jump 63% as local beers lose ground 2 Dec 2015

Domestic beer volumes in China dropped in the first half of this year as imports continued to grow, new figures show.


New generation of consumers to drive China growth 26 Nov 2015

 The CEO of Remy Cointreau has said the next generation of drinkers will help boost growth in China. 


Delegat enters China with Shanghai office 23 Nov 2015

New Zealand wine company Delegat has entered the Chinese market through a newly-opened office in Shanghai. 


ProWine China visitor numbers leap 20 Nov 2015

ProWein has reported a 25% increase in trade visitors to its Shanghai event ProWine China. 


Gifting in China is dead - Remy Cointreau 4 Nov 2015

The tradition of gifting in China is not coming back, but the Government's stance against luxury on-trade could soften if the country's slowdown continues, a Remy Cointreau executive has said.

Latest blogs

Djokovic learns Chinese as Jacob's Creek tries to love-all 2 Feb 2015

Tennis player Novak Djokovic was on top of the world yesterday after defeating Andy Murray in four sets to take the Australian Open title.


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.