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Traditional herbs can brew up India craft beer bounce - analysis - FREE TO READ 5 Aug 2020

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


"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

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.


Mood darkens over India as legislation spoils Pernod Ricard's outlook - Analysis 21 Apr 2017

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market.


How will India's highway liquor ban affect alcohol sales? - Analysis 4 Apr 2017

The Indian drinks industry was described as "shocked". And, certainly, the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to uphold a ban on liquor sales within 500m of state and national highways was surprising.


How India's demonetisation measures have affected Pernod Ricard - Analysis  10 Feb 2017

In November, the Indian Government passed reforms withdrawing the INR500 (US$7.40) and INR1,000 notes as legal tender in the country. The snap move was brought in to tackle counterfeit currency and so-called "black money" - undeclared payments.

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PepsiCo changes Pepsi recipe in India 9 Apr 2021

PepsiCo has reformulated its flagship Pepsi CSD brand in India to be "even more refreshing".


Diageo's India CEO hails Delhi drinking age cut 24 Mar 2021

The CEO of Diageo's Indian unit has praised the lowering of the legal-age limit in Delhi.


Molson Coors Beverage Corp offloads India arm to Inbrew Holdings 26 Feb 2021

Molson Coors Beverage Corp has sold its Indian unit to Singaporean investment group Inbrew Holdings.


United Spirits to review mainstream brands 23 Feb 2021

Diageo-controlled United Spirits has launched a brand review of some low-value brands.


Kirin Holdings agrees US$30m deal for Bira 91 stake 5 Jan 2021

Kirin Holdings is to pay about US$30m for a minority stake in India's B9 Beverages, the owner of craft beer brand Bira 91.


Brewers silent on India price-fixing report 11 Dec 2020

Carlsberg and Anheuser-Busch InBev have declined to comment on a report alleging that leading executives from the brewers colluded to fix prices in India.


Diageo names Hina Nagarajan as next United Spirits CEO 11 Dec 2020

Diageo has appointed one of its Africa regional heads as the next CEO of Indian unit United Spirits.


Diageo's United Spirits halts Tern Distilleries sale after payment falls through 30 Nov 2020

Diageo's United Spirits division in India has cancelled the sale of Tern Distilleries after payment for the subsidiary failed to materialise.


Carlsberg highlights global water scarcity with solar desalination project 25 Nov 2020

Carlsberg is to build a solar desalination plant for an Indian village as the beer industry increasingly faces up to the global water-scarcity crisis.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's Beck’s Ice Premium Lager - Product Launch 25 Nov 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a moderate strength variant of its Beck's lager brand in India.