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The risk of a sugar tax for CSDs in India

Soft drinks marketers are always scratching their heads trying to establish new refreshment occasions for their drinks to exploit. Sometimes...

CRB and the Snow beer brand - The facts

China Resources Beer, the joint-owner of Snow with SABMiller, released its full-year results for 2015 this week. The company will soon gain...

Pernod Ricard sings different tune on Cognac

Gong xi fa cai, as the Chinese say. The saying is the equivalent of "happy new year" and is ubiquitous in China at this time of year, partly...

A bleaker beer year ahead in Russia - Analysis

That Russia's beer market has turned from a roaring bear into a whimpering bunny is not news any more. The country's economic downturn, coup...

Latest Interviews

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.

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.

Latest News

Tennent's lager heads to China as C&C signs deal 24 May 2016

Andy Morton

C&C Group is to take Tennent's lager to China for the first time in its latest overseas distribution partnership.

India drought hits United Breweries' beer supply 19 May 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken's majority-owned Indian brewer, United Breweries, has said it is will look to invest in more waste-water recycling programmes after "acute shortages" forced it to decrease beer production.

Heineken calls out China for lack of beer profits 16 May 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken has said the "vast majority" of the Chinese beer market makes no profits.

Radico Khaitan sees FY profits rise 11 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Radico Khaitan has reported a slight fall in full-year sales as it looks to focus on higher-margin spirits.

Nichols takes Vimto back to India 11 May 2016

Andy Morton

Nichols is relaunching its Vimto soft drinks brand in India after first taking the beverage to the country in 1920.

"Poised for bright business in China" AB InBev CEO 5 May 2016

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said he expects growth in China to come from the top end of the company's portfolio, though he warned the market is still under pressure. 

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