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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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Coca-Cola starts work on new China plant 24 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has broken ground on its 45th production plant in China as part of a US$4bn investment in the country.

Diageo, Pernod rebound despite fresh yuan drop 13 Aug 2015

Leading spirits producers' share prices rallied today despite another devaluation in China's currency, that hit stocks yesterday.

China devaluation may hamper margins - analyst 12 Aug 2015

China's devaluation of its currency could squeeze profit margins for Scotch producers and other country-of-origin drinks makers, an analyst has warned.

Coca-Cola breaks ground on new China plant 7 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has started work on a US$50m plant in Hunan, its second in the central China province.

Jiuxian adds US$80m to invesment haul 6 Aug 2015

China’s leading online alcohol retailer Jiuxian has secured an extra CNY500m (US$80m) in funding ahead of an expected listing on a new Chinese stock market.

China slowdown offers wine opportunity - study 13 Jul 2015

Producers of entry-level and mid-priced wines could profit from the slowdown in the Chinese economy and government austerity measures, according to a new study.

China Huiyuan Juice hives off troublesome units 2 Jul 2015

China Huiyuan Juice Group has offloaded nine struggling subsidiaries in its home market.

China Resources Enterprises posts Q1 bounce 17 Jun 2015

China Resources Enterprises (CRE) has posted a healthy leap in Q1 beer and soft drinks profits as the group prepares to offload its non-beer businesses.

Tingyi's Q1 beverage profits plunge 27 May 2015

Tingyi's Q1 beverage profits have dropped by almost half as sales for PepsiCo's Chinese partner continue to slide.

Carlsberg acquires Chinese JV Wusu Beer Group 20 Apr 2015

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

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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.