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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

"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. 


C&C Group readies Tennent's for India 28 Apr 2016

Olly Wehring

C&C Group has teamed up with the Indian division of Mahou San Miguel to prepare the launch of two variants in its Tennent's beer brand stable in the country.


Yalumba switches Summergate for Suntory in China 28 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

The Yalumba Wine Co has switched distributors in China after 11 years with Summergate.


AmBev to buy Brazilian juice maker Sucos do Bem 26 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian unit, Ambev, has confirmed that it has agreed to purchase domestic soft drinks producer Sucos do Bem.


Radico Khaitan's Rampur Indian whisky - NPD 21 Apr 2016

Rojita Tiwari

Radico Khaitan has lined up the global release of a new single malt Indian whisky.


Beam Suntory's Courvoisier Gala Club - NPD 20 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has added an above-VSOP expression to its Cognac portfolio in China. 

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