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Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

Heineken's China risk to chase A-B InBev

For foreign businesspeople in China, it is the most cliched of scenarios - the over-ambitious company lured to disaster by the appeal of Chi...

Pernod Ricard's ambitions in China - Focus

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its amb...

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the...

Latest Interviews

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

Andy Morton

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.


"A lot of companies are just selling labels in China" - Interview, Concha y Toro's CEO for Asia, Cristian Lopez 23 Mar 2016

Andy Morton

Ask a Chinese person about Chile and they will immediately mention one thing - cherries. The country is famous in China for its red cherries, which people see as wholesome and healthy. Chilean wine, however, is quickly catching up in the recognition stakes. According to Wines of Chile, exports to China increased by 47% last year, and the country now ranks as the third-biggest market for bottled Chilean wine.

Latest News

The Coca-Cola Co to retake control of Philippines operations as FEMSA retreats 17 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to take back the management of its bottling operations in the Philippines, after Coca-Cola FEMSA announced its decision to sell its majority stake.


Wines of South Africa recruits Marcus Ford for Asia 17 Aug 2018

Olly Wehring

Trade association Wines of South Africa has confirmed a change of market manager in Asia.


Turkey slaps 140% tariff increase on US alcohol - reports 15 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Turkey has reportedly raised tariffs on US alcohol by 140% as a diplomatic row between the two countries escalates.


Duet Private Equity spends over US$50m on AJEAST Nigeria stake 6 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

UK private-equity company Duet has bought a majority stake in West-African beverage manufacturer AJEAST Nigeria.


Scotch whisky granted legal protection against fakes in South Africa 6 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association has said the registration of 'Scotch Whisky' as a trademark in South Africa will make it easier to fight counterfeits in the category's seventh-largest market by volume.


Heineken links up with China Resources Enterprises in US$3.1bn deal 3 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Heineken is betting on premium beer growth in China with a US$3.1bn partnership with Snow owner China Resources Enterprises.



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