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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. It came just weeks...

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

Carlsberg suspends production at Russian brewery 29 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Carlsberg has suspended production at one of its Baltika Breweries' facilities in Russia.


PepsiCo's new R&D hub to catch Middle East flavour 29 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has opened an R&D facility in Dubai to develop new flavours for Middle Eastern consumers.


WoSA chief admits "challenging" year 25 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

The head of Wines of South Africa has admitted it has been a “challenging” time in her first 11 months in the job, but believes the trade group is making progress in highlighting the growing quality of the country's wines.


CHILE: Rum on the slide - video 24 Sep 2014

Euromonitor International

The rum category has had a torrid time in Chile over the past three years, with volumes plunging and international brands exiting.


Coca-Cola lines up Coca-Cola Zero launch for India 23 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch Coca-Cola Zero in India, upping the no-calorie brand's presence to 149 countries.


United Spirits to sell 11% stake in Pioneer 22 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled Indian drinks firm, is planning to sell an 11.35% stake in its subsidiary Pioneer Distilleries.

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