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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

Coca-Cola Co forced to abandon plans for India bottling facility 23 April 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has seen the ongoing issue of groundwater use in India hit its plans to build a bottling plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Sula Vineyards takes in cut-price Maharashtra storm grapes 30 March 2015

India's Sula Vineyards has benefited from bad weather in its home state, with the company taking delivery of a large amount of cut-price, storm-damaged grapes.

INDIA: Liquor store ban remains for Madhya Pradesh 6 January 2014

The newly-elected Government of Madhya Pradesh has extended the two-year-old ban on the opening of new liquor shops in the Indian state.

Could United Spirits come to the rescue of Vijay Mallya's UB Group?INDIA: UB Group travails to force United Spirits hand? 11 January 2012

United Spirits may be forced to consider teaming with a multinational drinks partner to fend off the financial pitfalls facing its parent company, The UB Group.

INDIA: Luxury spirits market to double by 2015 14 October 2011

India's US$28bn alcoholic beverages market is expected grow to US$45bn by 2015 and will be lifted by growing consumer taste for luxury spirits, according to a new report.

PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Co sign child marketing codeINDIA: PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Co unite for marketing code 21 July 2010

PepsiCo India has welcomed the industry-wide decision to create a self-regulatory code to monitor advertising and marketing to children under 12 years of age.

June Management Briefing - The BRICM Markets – Part IV: India 6 July 2010

India’s drinks industry was not harmed badly by the recession, with domestic sales of soft drinks and juice production all growing steadily throughout 2009, according to a recent Euromonitor report. In the soft drinks sector, Coca-Cola was the clear leader with Pepsi close behind, but several Indian companies such as Parle Agro, Parle Bisleri Ltd and Dabur India Ltd proffered some healthy competition.

The UB Group is snapping at Diageo's heels in volume termsINDIA: UB Group targets spirits top spot in 2010-2011 9 April 2010

The UB Group is targeting becoming the world’s largest spirits manufacturer by volume next year.

Focus - Drinks industry growth fuels sustainability row in India 11 August 2009

Indian environmentalists and farmers’ groups are warning major drinks companies that, by transforming the country’s horticulture patterns and changing its existing fruit supply chain, they are playing with fire. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

INDIA: Coke, Pepsi await pesticide ruling 12 December 2006

Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo received temporary relief today (12 December) in India’s pesticides row when the country’s Supreme Court delayed the verdict in the controversial contamination case for two months.

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