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A-B InBev in China - just the Facts

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding an investors seminar in China. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in...

SABMiller baulks at lack of Brazil M&A

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country....

China's beer & flavoured alcoholic beverage market

Rabobank has released a report on the Chinese alcohol market that predicts huge growth in flavoured alcoholic beverages as demand for tradit...

Why Didn't Diageo Act Sooner on Mallya?

It's not every day that one can accuse the world's biggest spirits producer of being a bit stupid, but my peers in India are making hay toda...

Latest Interviews

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.

Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika 4 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring, travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer's plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he's battling against today, and what he wants in the future.

Latest News

Britvic completes Brazilian EBBA deal 2 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

UK-headquartered Britvic has completed the purchase of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA). 

Heineken announces 13th Olympic house 1 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Heineken and the Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC) announced yesterday that the Holland Heineken House for next year's Olympics will be located in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.

Diageo switches Russian J&B distribution 11 Sep 2015

Eugene Vorotnikov

Diageo has signed a distribution agreement in Russia with Alcohol Siberian Group for its J&B Scotch whisky brand.

Heineken silent on UB takeover report 24 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is looking to take control of India's United Breweries (UB).

Coca-Cola starts work on new China plant 24 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has broken ground on its 45th production plant in China as part of a US$4bn investment in the country.

Russian brewers issue warning after bottle deal 20 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Brewers in Russia are to scrap their 1.5-litre PET bottle lines despite warning the move will drive consumers to illegal alcohol.

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