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A-B InBev - getting ready for Heineken in China?

Today's reports on Anheuser-Busch InBev in Asia have focused on the brewer's debt pile. But, could the potential launch of an IPO in the reg...

Australia - the wine to watch in China in 2019

Australia's wine producers will be looking forward to 2019, as wine tariff rates in China, the industry's largest export market, hit the max...

just-drinks thinks - Tmall's market research deal

Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it...

Why wine producers won't have China their own way

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and...

Latest Interviews

"Our strategy is to double the top and halve the bottom" - Interview, Kay Nash, MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates 3 Apr 2019

Andy Morton

It's been less than three months since Kay Nash was unveiled as the head of South African multi-category drinks group Distell's new premium wine unit, called Libertas Vineyards & Estates. However, the management consultant and self-described "fixer" has been working for the company since the start of the last year, seeding the ground for one of Distell's most ambitious projects to date.


"The mainstream part of our wine portfolio is incredibly important for Africa" - just-drinks meets Distell CEO Richard Rushton - Part I 3 Jan 2019

Olly Wehring

In late-November, just-drinks met up with the CEO of Distell at the IWSC awards dinner in London. As guests filed into the banqueting hall, Richard Rushton took a pre-meal grilling from editor Olly Wehring. In part one of this exclusive, two-part interview, we consider Distell's place in the drinks industry, the group's over-reliance on South Africa and its aspirations for Africa and beyond.

Latest News

Crime crackdown hitting Carlsberg volumes in China - CEO Cees 't Hart 16 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's CEO has blamed an anti-crime crackdown on China's bars and karaoke venues for stifling growth of the brewer's flagship lager brand.


Heineken invests in South Africa as turf war with Anheuser-Busch InBev intensifies 13 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Heineken is firming up its capacity in South Africa as the brewer looks to loosen Anheuser-Busch InBev's grip on the country's beer market.


Brazil bribery allegations "false and incoherent" - Ambev 9 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Latin American arm, AmBev, has attacked reported allegations by a former Brazilian finance minister that it paid money to two national presidents to halt beverage taxes.


Beam Suntory’s Bowmore 36-Year-Old Dragon Edition - Product Launch 9 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Beam Suntory has released a Bowmore Scotch whisky that aims to emulate the success of a whisky launched in Asia 13 years ago.


Anheuser-Busch InBev takes new path in India with Budweiser 0.0 launch 2 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new non-alcoholic Budweiser in India instead of expanding the roll-out of its existing 0%-abv brand, Budweiser Prohibition Brew.


Swire Coca-Cola moves China HQ to Shanghai 2 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Hong Kong-based Swire Coca-Cola is to move its China HQ to Shanghai.



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