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Wine - China about production not just consumption 8 Sep 2016

Looking through the mist, Chris Losh can see China's wine production efforts becoming of greater importance to the wine world than the country's potential to consume the stuff.

Concha y Toro's Asia CEO - Interview 23 Mar 2016

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.

CRB and the Snow beer brand - The facts 18 Mar 2016

China Resources Beer, the joint-owner of Snow with SABMiller, released its full-year results for 2015 this week. The company will soon gain full control of Snow after it agreed a deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev this month, so here's a low-down on the brand, using data from CR Beer's investors presentation.

AB InBev in a rush to offload China's Snow 2 Mar 2016

For a company dead set on becoming the biggest in its field – and reportedly beyond – Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to sell off SABMiller's stake in China's CR Snow to JV partner China Resources Beer looks more like a step backwards - and a very cheap one at that.

China - Good for one Cognac brand, bad for another 1 Mar 2016

Considering the disparity of performances from Cognac brand owners in China, I've been looking at what's really happening within the country, and have been talking to some brands about their varying strategies and view of future prospects. First, let's look at the numbers.

Latest News

PepsiCo taps into Alibaba Group's data 11 May 2017

PepsiCo has signed a partnership with online and mobile commerce giant Alibaba Group as it looks to develop its e-commerce capabilities in China. 

Australian Vintage sells stake, targets China 10 May 2017

Australian Vintage has sold a 15% stake to Vintage China Fund as it looks to increase presence across China and ease its reliance on the UK market.

Great Firewall undermines Monster's China launch 5 May 2017

Monster Beverage Corp has warned that building brand loyalty is set to be "a lot harder" in China because of the country's Great Firewall.

Loch Lomond Group signs China deal with COFCO 2 May 2017

Scotch whisky producer Loch Lomond Group is to enter China for the first time after signing a distribution deal with COFCO.

Coca-Cola opens US$41m China factory 12 Apr 2017

Production has started at The Coca-Cola Co's biggest Central China production plant.

China will fail to "move the needle" for Coca-Cola 31 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's China operations are unlikely to affect its global growth amid a declining CSD market in the country, an analyst has said.

Tsingtao Brewery confirms 2016 profits slump 31 Mar 2017

Tsingtao Brewery has posted a 39% plunge in full-year net profits as the company confirmed a profits warning issued last week.

Tsingtao Brewery issues profits warning 23 Mar 2017

Tsingtao Brewery has warned full-year profits will be down by almost two-fifths in the Chinese brewer's starkest admission yet of its problems.

Nestle rolls out Pure Life Kids Still Water to Chi 16 Mar 2017

Nestlé has lined up a children's version of its Pure Life water brand for the Chinese market as it looks to capitalise on the trend towards healthier drinking. 

Campari moves China distribution to Camus' Yuanliu 8 Mar 2017

Gruppo Campari has selected a subsidiary of Camus Wines & Spirits to distribute its spirits portfolio in China.

Latest blogs

Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop? 27 Sep 2016

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.

Djokovic learns Chinese as Jacob's Creek tries to love-all 2 Feb 2015

Tennis player Novak Djokovic was on top of the world yesterday after defeating Andy Murray in four sets to take the Australian Open title.

Will grey sky thinking lead to broccoli beverage boom? 20 Jun 2014

A joint US and Chinese study released this week found that a tea made with broccoli sprouts helps the body to break down and expunge high levels of the chemical benzene.