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just the Facts - Heineken's Nigerian breweries

Earlier today, Heineken confirmed that a plan to merge two of its Nigerian units - Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries - remains o...

Why Chinese beverages won't conquer the world

China may be the world's second biggest economy but, when it comes to global brand-building, the country lags most top nations....

just the Facts - Australian wine in China

Yesterday it emerged that China is to drop duty on imports of Australian wine after the two countries signed a new free trade agreement. Her...

Analysis – SABMiller faces Colombia challenge

With markets as varied as SABMiller's, there's always going to be a few bad eggs in quarterly results. Yesterday's first-half statement was...

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

Jackson Family Wines buys Stellenbosch winery 17 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has acquired a property in South Africa's Stellenbosch region, its first foray into the country.


Brown-Forman links up with Wuliangye Yibin Co 16 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has signed a "co-operation agreement" with Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co.


SPI Group lines up KWV as South Africa distributor 15 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

SPI Group is to switch distributor for its Stolichnaya vodka portfolio in South Africa, teaming up with wine and spirits maker KWV.


John Distilleries to launch Paul John whisky in US 11 Dec 2014

Rojita Tiwari

John Distilleries, the Indian spirits producer, is gearing up to enter the US market in 2015 with its Paul John single malt whisky brand.


Slovenia withdraws soda tax proposal - report 11 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Slovenia has scrapped a proposed tax on soft drinks that business leaders claimed would have been an “additional burden” on the economy, according to a report.


Heineken's Nigerian merger deal move closer 5 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Plans to merge Heineken's Nigerian subsidiaries Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries have moved a step closer after the units' shareholders approved the deal.

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