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Price drops would damage our DNA - Remy Cointreau 22 Jan 2015

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said the company won't drop Cognac prices in China as it would damage “not only our image, but our DNA”.


Monster Beverage Corp ups focus on China entry 14 Jan 2015

Monster Beverage Corp has identified China as one of its long-term priority markets as it continues to step up efforts to enter the country.


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:

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Baijiu open to foreign investment as rules change 26 Jan 2015

Reforms to the rules covering foreign ownership of baijiu brands in China could see an influx of overseas investment in the category, according to a new report.


China to take back red wine crown - figures 20 Jan 2015

China is expected to regain top spot as the biggest consumer of red wine over the next five years after anti-extravagance measures saw France take over, new figures have shown.


Tingyi appoints new CEO 2 Jan 2015

Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp has promoted James Wei to the role of group CEO.


SkyPeople Fruit Juice chairman returns to CEO role 2 Jan 2015

SkyPeople Fruit Juice has reappointed its chairman Xue Yongke as CEO almost two years after he first stepped down.


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.

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.