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Comment - Carlsberg's Russian Reboot

That, in just the space of two days, Carlsberg has announced both a pay freeze and the closure of two Russian breweries, speaks volumes abou...

Remy, dead cats and the power of China's new year

Has Remy Cointreau bitten off more than it can chew?...

Price drops would damage our DNA - Remy Cointreau

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said the company won't drop Cognac prices in China as it would damage “not only our image, but our DNA”....

Monster Beverage Corp ups focus on China entry

Monster Beverage Corp has identified China as one of its long-term priority markets as it continues to step up efforts to enter the country....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Con Constandis, Pernod Asia TR head 7 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

The international spirits segment is undergoing a sea-change in Asia, from Cognac declines in China to Scotch weakness in South Korea. Those effects may be less severe in the Travel Retail channel but, as Pernod Ricard's Asia Travel Retail MD, Con Constandis, tells just-drinks, there is still plenty to keep the sector busy, from protests in Hong Kong to margin-squeezing airport operators. Not to mention lazy journalists...


Interview: Bacardi's global rum category director 27 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Dmitry Ivanov was appointed global category director for rums at Bacardi in 2012. Earlier this month, editor Olly Wehring travelled to Puerto Rico to speak to him about the company's flagship white rum brand, where it went wrong in the past and Bacardi's hopes for its broader rum range going forward.

Latest News

Diageo H1 sales flatline as Q2 improves 29 Jan 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has reported a slight improvement in its fiscal second quarter, as falling sales in Q1 levelled, but profits in the company's half year struggled.


Baijiu open to foreign investment as rules change 26 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Reforms to the rules covering foreign ownership of baijiu brands in China could see an influx of overseas investment in the category, according to a new report.


Diageo's United Spirits stays in red in YTD 26 Jan 15

James Wilmore

United Spirits remains in the red in its year to date, but losses have slowed after a healthy rise in Q3 profits, thanks to its premium brands.


China to take back red wine crown - figures 20 Jan 15

Andy Morton

China is expected to regain top spot as the biggest consumer of red wine over the next five years after anti-extravagance measures saw France take over, new figures have shown.


Global FY Cognac sales, volumes slide 16 Jan 15

Stuart Todd

Global Cognac sales by value fell by 11% last year as the industry continued to feel the impact of government measures in China, according to latest figures.


Anadolu Efes sees Q4 recovery in Turkey volumes 15 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Anadolu Efes has posted a single-digit rise in full-year volumes, but its beer performance dragged as the group continues to recover from regulatory changes in Turkey and Russia.

Latest blogs

Polish vodkas prove their worth in Ukraine 26 Jan 15

Andy Morton

One, perhaps minor, consequence of the conflict in Ukraine appears to be a fall in sales of Russian vodka in the country.


Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark 19 Dec 14

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.

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