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Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

Heineken's China risk to chase A-B InBev

For foreign businesspeople in China, it is the most cliched of scenarios - the over-ambitious company lured to disaster by the appeal of Chi...

Pernod Ricard's ambitions in China - Focus

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its amb...

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the...

Latest Interviews

"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.


"A lot of companies are just selling labels in China" - Interview, Concha y Toro's CEO for Asia, Cristian Lopez 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.

Latest News

China becomes Carlsberg's number one as Asia continues to excite 20 Aug 2018

Olly Wehring

China overtook Russia to become Carlsberg's biggest market in the first half of this year, with the brewer expressing an interest in further M&A activity in Asia.


Heineken links up with China Resources Enterprises in US$3.1bn deal 3 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Heineken is betting on premium beer growth in China with a US$3.1bn partnership with Snow owner China Resources Enterprises.


Millennials driving wine growth in Brazil - figures 25 Jul 2018

Richard Woodard

Brazil’s wine market is at an "inflection point", with growth fuelled by demand from millennials, online shopping channels and better distribution, according to a new report.


Pickering’s Gin opens gin bar in Beijing, plans roll out across China 24 Jul 2018

Richard Woodard

Scottish gin brand Pickering’s has opened what is claimed to be Beijing’s first dedicated gin bar, as part of a strategy that could see 19 more venues open across China.


Cider Supply Co launches Galipette brand in China 16 Jul 2018

Richard Woodard

France-based Cider Supply Co has agreed distribution in mainland China for its Galipette cider brand with Shanghai-based beverage importer Craft Republic.


E&J Gallo signs three-year deal with China's Alibaba 13 Jul 2018

Lucy Britner

E&J Gallo has become the latest wine firm to team up with China's internet giant Alibaba.



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