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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...

The future of retail in China - analysis

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences i...

Will the World Cup give Carlsberg a boost?

Russia has proven once again to be a thorn in Carlsberg's side, but there could be good news around the corner for the group as the country...

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

Carlsberg silent on India IPO report 18 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

Carlsberg has declined to comment on a report it is set to launch an IPO in India.


The Coca-Cola Co ramps up China footprint with new factory 15 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has opened a new production plant in southern China.


'New retail' will become normal retail in China – Pernod Ricard China MD 13 Jun 2018

Lucy Britner

The head of Pernod Ricard's operations in China has claimed that so-called 'new retail' is fast becoming a reality in the country.


Remy Cointreau CEO joins Pernod Ricard in hailing China Cognac health 8 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

The head of Remy Cointreau has added her own weight to bullish industry sentiment on China's Cognac category, saying she expects strong growth for the category in the country over the coming year.


William Grant & Sons to bottle Grant's whisky in India 7 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons is to bottle Grant's Blended Scotch whisky in India as part of its first production venture in the country.


Soft drinks price rises beckon in Brazil as tax incentives dry up 6 Jun 2018

Gustavo Gasparian

Soft drinks companies in Brazil have been left reeling after a recent drivers' strike in the country has resulted in a reduction in tax subsidies in their main concentrate production area.



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