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Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....

How will India's road liquor ban affect alcohol?

The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liqu...

How India's demonetisation has affected Pernod

In November, the Indian Government passed reforms withdrawing the INR500 (US$7.40) and INR1,000 notes as legal tender in the country. The sn...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Alan's Wines 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.


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.

Latest News

Varun to acquire PepsiCo territories in India 10 Aug 2017

Lucy Britner

Indian PepsiCo franchisee Varun Beverages has confirmed plans to acquire additional PepsiCo territory in the country.


AB InBev, Anadolu Efes agree Russia merger 9 Aug 2017

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to create Russia's second-largest beer producer by combining its operations in the country with those of Turkey's Anadolu Efes.


Coca-Cola promotion adds shine to China sales 9 Aug 2017

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has said it has given away more than 10m cups of Sprite in a weather-based promotion in China.


Spirits set to beat wine in China profits chase - 8 Aug 2017

Andy Morton

Wine volumes in China are set to outpace spirits over the next decade, a new report has said, but the category risks treading water when it comes to profits growth.


Heineken CEO warns of grey market hit to China 1 Aug 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken’s CEO has blamed the parallel market for a slump in Chinese beer volumes this year.


India's highway liquor ban hits United Spirits Q1 24 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

United Spirits has said a ban in India of alcohol sales near the country's highways has impacted first-quarter sales.  

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