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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.


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.

Latest News

Carlsberg acquires Chinese JV Wusu Beer Group 20 Apr 2015

Carlsberg is set to take full ownership of Chinese brewer Wusu Beer Group (WBG) as it continues to up its presence in the country.


Coca-Cola eyes Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage buy 17 Apr 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has offered to buy Chinese protein drinks maker Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology in a deal worth US$400m.


Remy boosts WeChat profile with Cognac push 17 Apr 2015

Remy Cointreau's Cognac brand Remy Martin has increased its WeChat followers by five-fold in two days after an advertising campaign on the Chinese social media platform.


Tingyi FY beverage sales hit by China slowdown 23 Mar 2015

Tingyi has posted a slide in full-year beverage sales, as the group felt the impact of the slowdown in its domestic market of China.


Starbucks eyes China innovation with Tingyi deal 19 Mar 2015

Starbucks is to develop new RTD products for China after signing an agreement with PepsiCo partner Tingyi.


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.

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.