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Diageo banks on China's wider gifting culture 18 Feb 2015

Gifting is still an “integral” part of wider Chinese culture, but the country's anti-extravagance campaign has been “incredibly disruptive”, Diageo's Asia head has told analysts.


Cognac set for China rebound in H2 - Moët Hennessy 4 Feb 2015

The head of Moët Hennessy has predicted that Cognac shipments to China will bounce back in the second half of the year.


Price drops would damage our DNA - Remy Cointreau 22 Jan 2015

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said the company won't drop Cognac prices in China as it would damage “not only our image, but our DNA”.


Monster Beverage Corp ups focus on China entry 14 Jan 2015

Monster Beverage Corp has identified China as one of its long-term priority markets as it continues to step up efforts to enter the country.


Coca-Cola to get boost from Monster in China 18 Dec 2014

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus that both sides would benefit.

Latest News

China beer production slips in 2014 9 Feb 2015

Beer production in China has fallen for the first time in a decade, with the country's anti-corruption crackdown being blamed, according to local reports.


Beijing Yanjing Brewery plans stake sale - report 9 Feb 2015

China's state-backed Beijing Yanjing Brewery is looking to sell a 20% stake to a foreign partner, according to a report.


Baijiu open to foreign investment as rules change 26 Jan 2015

Reforms to the rules covering foreign ownership of baijiu brands in China could see an influx of overseas investment in the category, according to a new report.


China to take back red wine crown - figures 20 Jan 2015

China is expected to regain top spot as the biggest consumer of red wine over the next five years after anti-extravagance measures saw France take over, new figures have shown.


Tingyi appoints new CEO 2 Jan 2015

Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp has promoted James Wei to the role of group CEO.


SkyPeople Fruit Juice chairman returns to CEO role 2 Jan 2015

SkyPeople Fruit Juice has reappointed its chairman Xue Yongke as CEO almost two years after he first stepped down.


Brown-Forman links up with Wuliangye Yibin Co 16 Dec 2014

Brown-Forman has signed a "co-operation agreement" with Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye Yibin Co.


ProWine China sees visitor, exhibitor numbers up 19 Nov 2014

The Chinese edition of the ProWine exhibition saw an 8% lift in visitors this year, while exhibitor numbers grew by 10%, organisers have said.


China to axe duty on Australian wine 17 Nov 2014

China is to drop duty on Australian wine imports after the two countries signed a “landmark” free trade agreement.


Tingyi blames weather as Q3 sales slide 17 Nov 2014

Tingyi has reported a slump in year-to-date beverage sales as poor weather affected its Q3, but profits were still up.

Latest blogs

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.