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The decline of Russia's beer market

Five years ago, Heineken announced it was cutting 140 jobs in Russia, with the suspension of brewing at one of its sites. The news came just...

Will Remy come off worse in China Cognac recovery?

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

United Spirits' short-term pain, but future rosy

Finally, after a near four-month delay United Spirits reported its full-year results today....

How long must Carlsberg wait for Russia recovery?

Yesterday's headlines around Carlsberg were dominated by the group's half-year performance in Eastern Europe. And rightly so. The Danish bre...

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.


Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika 4 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring, travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer's plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he's battling against today, and what he wants in the future.

Latest News

Pivovarna Lasko eyes expansion as buyer sought 20 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Pivovarna Laško, a Slovenia-based brewer and soft drinks producer, has confirmed it remains up for sale and is looking for the buyer to spend at least EUR75m (US$96m) on the business.


United Spirits sees Q1 net loss 20 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits has continued its sluggish performance with a first-quarter net loss and fall in sales.


India's beer lobby calls for tax law change 20 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

India's beer industry has called on the government to end laws that tax the category at the same rate as spirits, according to a report.


Pernod Ricard dismisses reports of Korea tax fine 14 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Pernod Ricard has denied it has been fined by South Korea's tax authorities, but has conceded that it paid a tax adjustment following an audit.


Mexico's sugary drinks consumption falls - study 14 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Adults in Mexico claim to be drinking fewer sugary drinks since the introduction of a sugar tax, a new poll has revealed.


Nestle eyes Milo growth with Vietnam plant upgrade 14 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Nestlé has doubled capacity at its Milo chocolate malt beverage factory in south-east Vietnam after a CHF35m (US$37m) investment.

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