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The risk of a sugar tax for CSDs in India

Soft drinks marketers are always scratching their heads trying to establish new refreshment occasions for their drinks to exploit. Sometimes...

CRB and the Snow beer brand - The facts

China Resources Beer, the joint-owner of Snow with SABMiller, released its full-year results for 2015 this week. The company will soon gain...

Pernod Ricard sings different tune on Cognac

Gong xi fa cai, as the Chinese say. The saying is the equivalent of "happy new year" and is ubiquitous in China at this time of year, partly...

A bleaker beer year ahead in Russia - Analysis

That Russia's beer market has turned from a roaring bear into a whimpering bunny is not news any more. The country's economic downturn, coup...

Latest Interviews

Concha y Toro's Asia CEO - Interview 23 Mar 2016

Andy Morton

Ask a Chinese person about Chile and they will immediately mention one thing - cherries. The country is famous in China for its red cherries, which people see as wholesome and healthy. Chilean wine, however, is quickly catching up in the recognition stakes. According to Wines of Chile, exports to China increased by 47% last year, and the country now ranks as the third-biggest market for bottled Chilean wine.


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.

Latest News

Coca-Cola India to "invest aggressively" in Maaza 27 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's Indian unit has said it aims to make Maaza a US$1bn brand by 2023. 


Soda giants halt Brazil school sales 23 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch InBev have agreed to stop selling soda to schools in Brazil in an attempt to combat obesity-related diseases.


India's Tamil Nadu state closes 500 liquor shops 22 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced the closure of 500 state-controlled alcohol shops. 


Russia raises minumum price for vodka - report 14 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The Russian government has raised the minimum price for vodka in a bid to tackle counterfeit alcohol production in the country.


Russia restricts beer bottle size to 1.5 litres 13 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Authorities in Russia have passed a law to limit the size of beer bottles in the country to a maximum of 1.5 litres, in a bid to cut excessive drinking. 


Remy Cointreau hits bottom in China - CEO 10 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau has bottomed out in China, the company's CEO has said as she predicted improved results in the country for 2017.

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