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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.


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.

Latest News

China slowdown offers wine opportunity - study 13 Jul 2015

Producers of entry-level and mid-priced wines could profit from the slowdown in the Chinese economy and government austerity measures, according to a new study.


China Huiyuan Juice hives off troublesome units 2 Jul 2015

China Huiyuan Juice Group has offloaded nine struggling subsidiaries in its home market.


China Resources Enterprises posts Q1 bounce 17 Jun 2015

China Resources Enterprises (CRE) has posted a healthy leap in Q1 beer and soft drinks profits as the group prepares to offload its non-beer businesses.


Tingyi's Q1 beverage profits plunge 27 May 2015

Tingyi's Q1 beverage profits have dropped by almost half as sales for PepsiCo's Chinese partner continue to slide.


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.

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.