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Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO

The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 v...

just Five Years Ago: A-B InBev sells Oriental

Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) was revealed in May to have had a bid for Treasury Wine Estates knocked back....

Cognac plays the waiting game in China

When Cognac producers were beginning to realise the full impact of falling demand in China last year, Pernod Ricard's MD of finance, Gilles...

Heineken eyes 'flexibility' with Nigeria merger

We'd almost packed up for the week on Friday when Heineken announced plans to merge the two Nigerian breweries in which it has majority stak...

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

Coca-Cola FEMSA sees purchases lead in H1 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen sales in its half-year receive a boost from last year's purchases in Brazil and Mexico.

Allied Blenders restarts chase for Tilaknagar 22 Jul 2014

Kevin Jacobs

Allied Blenders & Distillers and Tilaknagar Industries have reopened talks over a potential merger, just-drinks has learnt.

Distell to take 26% stake in spirits firm KHEAL 18 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Distell Group is to acquire a 26% stake in Kenyan spirits firm KWA Holding East Africa Limited (KHEAL) for KES860m (US$9.8m).

S Korean beer imports hit record high - report 18 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

South Korea imported record volumes and value of beer in the first half of the year, according to local reports.

SABMiller nets US$707m from Tsogo Sun share sale 18 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

SABMiller has earnt ZAR7.6bn (US$707m) through the placing of its ordinary shares in South African gaming, hotel and entertainment group Tsogo Sun Holdings.

Arca Continental's H1 volumes slip, but profits up 17 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Arca Continental, Latin America’s second largest Coca-Cola bottler, has seen its first-half volumes slip as a new sugary drinks tax in Mexico took its toll, but the group’s profits rose.

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