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Coca-Cola to get boost from Monster in China

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus t...

Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the...

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....

Fading Recovery, Fresh Risks and Hidden Potential

Fresh geopolitical, macroeconomic and legislative headwinds are hitting emerging markets once hailed as the engine securing the global alcoh...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Krombacher's export director 18 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Oliver Braun joined German brewer Krombacher almost five years ago from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Today, he is the company's export & international sales director. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with him last month when he visited London.

Latest News

United Spirits bids for distribution deal approval 18 Dec 14

James Wilmore

United Spirits is again asking shareholders to vote on plans to allow it to produce and sell the spirits brands of parent Diageo in India.


Diageo ups focus on China with Mortlach roll-out 16 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Diageo has revealed more plans for the global roll-out and promotion of its updated range of Mortlach single malt whiskies, including a major focus on China.


TWE to "retire" brands dragging on core labels 16 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Treasury Wines Estates (TWE) has confirmed it could “retire” or sell some of its “non-priority” brands as its looks to focus on its higher-end labels.


Brown-Forman links up with Wuliangye Yibin Co 16 Dec 14

Andy Morton

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


Carlsberg CEO warns against Russia quick fix 12 Dec 14

Andy Morton

The CEO of Carlsberg has said it is “hard to see” a quick solution to the brewer's problems in Russia.


John Distilleries to launch Paul John whisky in US 11 Dec 14

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.

Latest blogs

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.


North Korea reveals secret weapon - mushrooms 30 May 14

Andy Morton

Soft drinks companies are always looking for the next big thing, whether its Japanese matcha tea, maple water or super-sour energy drinks.

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