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Heineken faces China distribution gap - comment

It has been almost 15 years since I managed a bar in Chengdu, one of China's biggest second-tier cities, but I still remember the early afte...

South Africa's wine industry toils under COVID

South Africa's wine producers have been hard-done-by this year, more so than any other wine-producing nation. As Chris Losh explains, the co...

Traditional herbs can boost Indian beer sales

Craft beer brands in India can boost sales with health-aware consumers by adding traditional immunity-boosting ingredients....

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2015-19 - data

In mid-March, Concha y Toro posted a 7% rise in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The performance was driven by exports of the gro...

Latest Interviews

"This will sort out the sheep from the lambs" - Cramele Recas founder Philip Cox - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 7 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

The coronavirus pandemic will be "painful but not deadly" for the global wine industry, according to the founder of Romanian winery Cramele Recas, with financially-unstable wine companies facing the greatest threat.


"Drinking has its taboo side in India, but that's changing" - just-drinks speaks to William Grant & Sons' India head, Sachin Mehta 28 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

It has been a decade since William Grant & Sons established a standalone distribution unit in India. You may ask what took the company so long - India, after all, has long been the world's largest whisk(e)y market by volume and Scotch giants Diageo and Pernod Ricard have been in-market much longer.

Latest News

Pernod Ricard opens Sanya boutique as analysts predict Hainan Travel Retail boom 26 Jan 2021

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to open a Travel Retail outlet in Sanya, the Chinese resort town identified this week as a future key market for Europe-based spirits brand owners.


Fresh China travel restrictions threaten holiday alcohol sales - analyst 25 Jan 2021

Andy Morton

The Chinese New Year selling period may face disruption after a new COVID-19 outbreak in China saw a return of lockdowns, an analyst has warned.


Anheuser-Busch InBev takes on Beam Suntory distribution in Brazil 21 Jan 2021

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to distribute Beam Suntory's spirits portfolio in Brazil, including the Jim Beam and Maker's Mark brands.


Heineken readies South Africa job cuts as alcohol ban continues 20 Jan 2021

Andy Morton

Heineken is to reduce its headcount in South Africa by 7%, blaming the coronavirus and a subsequent alcohol ban for a downturn in the country.


South African wineries shrug off 2020 woes to post exports value rise 20 Jan 2021

Andy Morton

South Africa wine exports appear to have survived a short-lived ban last year as they jumped in value, new figures for 2020 have shown.


ThaiBev listing of beer operations moves closer - report 15 Jan 2021

Olly Wehring

Rumours of a public listing for ThaiBev's beer business have resurfaced, with Reuters reporting that the group could launch an IPO later this year.



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