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Middle-class Millennials, working with Tencent and using Big Data – Pernod Ricard's operations in China - Focus 12 Jun 2018

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its ambition to double the size of the imported spirits sector in the country by 2025.


Using Big Data to create smart shops - the future of retail in China - analysis 17 May 2018

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences in an effort to create a 'new retail' landscape. In this report, Lucy Britner offers an overview of the major changes and a closer look at how food and beverage companies are getting involved.


China spirit - How Diageo reinflated the baijiu bubble - Part II 6 Sep 2017

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subsequent rise - of baijiu, and shows how the company is learning from past mistakes to help shape the Chinese white spirits' future. Here's part two of Andy's story.


China spirit - How Diageo got burned by the baijiu bubble - Part I 6 Sep 2017

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subsequent rise - of baijiu, and shows how the company is learning from past mistakes to help shape the future of the baijiu category.


"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.

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The Coca-Cola Co ramps up China footprint with new factory 15 Jun 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has opened a new production plant in southern China.


'New retail' will become normal retail in China – Pernod Ricard China MD 13 Jun 2018

The head of Pernod Ricard's operations in China has claimed that so-called 'new retail' is fast becoming a reality in the country.


Remy Cointreau CEO joins Pernod Ricard in hailing China Cognac health 8 Jun 2018

The head of Remy Cointreau has added her own weight to bullish industry sentiment on China's Cognac category, saying she expects strong growth for the category in the country over the coming year.


Wine Australia targets China's e-commerce channel with Tmall tie-up 30 May 2018

The trade association for Australia's wine industry has lined up a partnership deal in China with the country's Tmall e-commerce platform.


Corona "the number one imported beer brand in China" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 10 May 2018

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has hailed the export success of Corona, as the Mexican beer brand becomes the top-selling imported beer in China.


Commercial director at Diageo’s Shui Jing Fang moves to William Grant & Sons in Asia Pacific 9 Apr 2018

William Grant & Sons has recruited a former Diageo executive to head up its Travel Retail operations across Asia Pacific.


US wine fears "significant" Chinese hit should trade war catch fire 26 Mar 2018

The trade association for California’s wine industry has warned that the fledgling trade row between the US and China could have a "significant negative impact" on its exports to the booming market.


China readies retaliatory duties on US wine exports as tariff row escalates 23 Mar 2018

China's Ministry of Commerce has warned that it is prepared to impose retaliatory 15% duties on wine exports from the US, retaliating to the latter's imposition of 25% and 10% duties on imported steel and aluminium, respectively.


Heineken unlikely to loosen tight control over China assets - analyst 9 Mar 2018

An analyst has cast doubts on reports claiming that Heineken is to sell the Chinese rights to its flagship lager to China Resources Beer for US$1bn.


Heineken silent on US$1bn China sale report 8 Mar 2018

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to sell its China business to China Resources Snow Breweries, the owner of the Snow beer brand.

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.