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just-drinks thinks - Tmall's market research deal

Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it...

Why wine producers won't have China their own way

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and...

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...

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

Campari Group opens "flagship" store on Alibaba's Tmall marketplace 18 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

Campari Group has opened a store on Alibaba's e-commerce platform Tmall, as it looks to take advantage of the growing trend towards cocktail and spirits among Chinese consumers.


Millennials driving wine interest in India - research 18 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

Millennial consumers in India are embracing wine as part of their drinking repertoire, according to a new report.


Alibaba's Tmall eyes faster product innovation in market research deal 17 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

Alibaba's e-commerce platform has partnered with a range of market research groups as it looks to help companies speed up their new product development process.


United Breweries launches first non-alcoholic drink with radler roll-out - report 10 Oct 2018

Andy Morton

India's United Breweries (UB) is entering the country's non-alcoholic drinks market with the launch of Kingfisher Radler, a blend of lemon juice and imported barley malt.


Coca-Cola Co progresses to round two of bidding for GSK's Horlicks India assets - reports 2 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

The Coca-Cola Co has joined Unilever and Nestle in making it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.


Mahou San Miguel prepares China re-entry as premium beer heats up 21 Sep 2018

Andy Morton

Spain's biggest beer exporter Mahou San Miguel is looking to re-enter the Chinese beer market as leading global brewers continue to flock to China's premium and above segment.



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