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A-B InBev in China - just the Facts 3 Sep 2015

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding an investors seminar in China. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in Asia Pacific, as well as its expectations for the future, courtesy of data from Nomura and Exane BNP Paribas.

China's beer & flavoured alcoholic beverage market 12 May 2015

Rabobank has released a report on the Chinese alcohol market that predicts huge growth in flavoured alcoholic beverages as demand for traditional beer subsides. Here's a round-up of some of the reports key findings:

just On Call - Pernod shifts Scotch focus in China 24 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market.

Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce 26 Mar 2015

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve.

Five Years Ago - Diageo Moves for Shuijingfang 11 Mar 2015

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind the baijiu brand Shuijingfang.

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Delegat enters China with Shanghai office 23 Nov 2015

New Zealand wine company Delegat has entered the Chinese market through a newly-opened office in Shanghai. 

ProWine China visitor numbers leap 20 Nov 2015

ProWein has reported a 25% increase in trade visitors to its Shanghai event ProWine China. 

Gifting in China is dead - Remy Cointreau 4 Nov 2015

The tradition of gifting in China is not coming back, but the Government's stance against luxury on-trade could soften if the country's slowdown continues, a Remy Cointreau executive has said.

Suntory confirms Tsingtao China JV withdrawal 3 Nov 2015

Suntory has pulled out of its two Chinese joint ventures with Tsingtao Brewery.

Q1 sparks US recovery hope for Pernod's Absolut 22 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard has said its Absolut brand is on course to stablise in the US despite continued double-digit sales falls for flavours.

Lack of premium in Asia Pacific hurts brewers 21 Oct 2015

As the world’s biggest region for beer volumes, Asia Pacific and China, in particular, is a vital market for any brewer to be in.

Suntory may drop Tsingtao partnership - report 16 Oct 2015

Tough competition in the Chinese beer market may see Suntory end its partnership with Tsingtao Brewery, according to a report.

PepsiCo to launch mobile phone in China 13 Oct 2015

PepsiCo is to sell mobile phones in China as part of a new licensing partnership under its Pepsi brand.

Coca-Cola starts work on new China plant 24 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has broken ground on its 45th production plant in China as part of a US$4bn investment in the country.

Diageo, Pernod rebound despite fresh yuan drop 13 Aug 2015

Leading spirits producers' share prices rallied today despite another devaluation in China's currency, that hit stocks yesterday.

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.