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Latest News

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2016

Radico Khaitan has reported a slight fall in full-year sales as it looks to focus on higher-margin spirits.

Rojita Tiwari | 21 Apr 2016

Radico Khaitan has lined up the global release of a new single malt Indian whisky.

Olly Wehring | 27 Nov 2015

Bihar is the latest state in India that will ban the consumption of alcohol, fulfilling an election pledge by the state's Chief Minister.

Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2014

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Andy Morton | 11 Mar 2014

Suntory Holdings has declined to comment on another media report linking it to a stake purchase in India's second-largest spirits producer, Radico Khaitan.

James Wilmore | 22 Oct 2013

Spirits producer Radico Khaitan is preparing to spin off its Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) business as a subsidiary and seek foreign investment in the unit, according to local reports.

Andy Morton | 3 Sep 2013

Suntory Holdings has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to buy a 26% stake in India's second-largest spirits producer, Radico Khaitan.

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2013

Radico Khaitan has lined up a management restructure following the recent departure of its long-serving chief operating office.

Olly Wehring | 7 Jun 2012

Radico Khaitan has confirmed that it will pull out of its Indian partnership with Diageo, leaving the UK-based company with control of the venture.

Wang Fangqing | 6 Jun 2012

Suntory Holdings subsidiary Suntory Beverage & Food Asia is planning to produce beverages in India, a spokesperson has told just-drinks.

Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2012

Diageo has not ruled out future partnerships in India, but has professed to being “happy” with its presence in the burgeoning spirits market.

Chris Mercer | 8 Feb 2012

Radico Khaitan has said that India's spirits market should expand by 10% every year up to 2015, after the group reported higher sales and profits in the first nine months of its fiscal year.

Olly Wehring | 22 Dec 2011

Radico Khaitan's After Dark

Chris Mercer | 9 Nov 2011

Strong consumer demand for premium spirits in India has driven Radico Khaitan to increases in both sales and profits for the first half of its fiscal year.

Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2011

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Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2011

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks that it intends to “wind down” its joint venture in India with Radico Khaitan.

Chris Mercer | 7 Sep 2011

Diageo has declined to comment on a report out of India that says the drinks giant will re-enter the market for domestically-produced whisk(e)y in order to boost scale in the country.

Chris Mercer | 8 Aug 2011

Diageo has ended a distribution deal with family-owned Sun Tan Trading Co in India as part of a strategy to bring operations in-house.

Chris Mercer | 25 Jul 2011

Radico Khaitan has said that it will have cash available for expansion, despite paying out to redeem the remainder of its foreign currency convertible bonds.

Diageo has maintained that it expects big things from India going forward, despite not having secured a distribution partner in the country.

Diageo has declined to comment on reports out of India that it is in talks with Mohan Meakin over mutually beneficial opportunities in the country.

Radico Khaitan has signed a deal to market and sell Suntory's Japanese whiskies in India.

India's second largest spirits group, Radico Khaitan, has reported a leap in net profits in its fiscal third quarter with strong demand for key brands.

Mini Pant Zachariah | 22 Dec 2010

A subsidiary of India's NV Group, NV Distilleries & Breweries, is to launch Belvedere's Sobieski vodka in India in April 2011, the company has confirmed to just-drinks.

India's Radico Khaitan is reported to be closing in on tie-ups with some unnamed international drinks companies.

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Radico Khaitan Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (India)

Radico Khaitan Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (India)

The company has plans to maintain its focus on its premiumisation strategy and will work on launching new products and variants....

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Spirits in India

Spirits in India

The slow growth of spirits sales continued into 2014, with rising taxes and excise duties in various states, such as Karnataka, impeding the category’s faster progress....

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Alcoholic Drinks in India

Alcoholic Drinks in India

Overall volume sales of alcoholic drinks grew positively in 2014 due to factors, such as the growing on-trade channel, wider consumer base, and increased manufacturer activities....

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