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Why Vietnam is the next beer battleground

When Heineken bought Carlsberg's Vung Tau brewery in southern Vietnam last month, it marked the latest in a string of investments by big bre...

Coca-Cola India suspends bottling operations

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution co...

Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hop...

The Vietnamese beer market - Focus

Heineken's management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmee...

Latest Interviews

Concha y Toro's Asia CEO - Interview 23 Mar 2016

Andy Morton

Ask a Chinese person about Chile and they will immediately mention one thing - cherries. The country is famous in China for its red cherries, which people see as wholesome and healthy. Chilean wine, however, is quickly catching up in the recognition stakes. According to Wines of Chile, exports to China increased by 47% last year, and the country now ranks as the third-biggest market for bottled Chilean wine.


Interview - Concha y Toro Marketing Director 23 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.

Latest News

EU attacks Colombia over imported spirits tax rate 25 Aug 2016

Keith Nuthall

The European Union (EU) has called on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to establish a disputes panel to consider its claim that Colombia is breaking global trade rules over the country's alleged "discriminatory treatment" of imported spirits.


COFCO's China Foods mulls Coca-Cola bottling sale 23 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

COFCO subsidiary China Foods is considering the sale of stakes in ten Coca-Cola bottlers in the country, as the Coca-Cola Co's bottler refranchising scheme gains momentum. 


CCBA warns sugar tax may hurt merger terms 19 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has expressed concerns over meeting merger conditions, should South Africa implement its current sugar tax plan. 


Distell's Three Ships 10 Year Old whisky - NPD 17 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Distell has announced the release of a 10-year-old South African whisky, which carries a 2005 vintage statement.


Coca-Cola Icecek drives up H1 sales, volumes 17 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Icecek has hailed a "better-than-planned" performance as first-half sales and volumes increased on strong domestic demand.


Heineken silent on Kirin's Brazil unit purchase 15 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is on course to buy Kirin's Brazil operations.

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