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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.


United Spirits' nine-month performance by pricing segment and brand - Focus 24 Jan 2017

Over the weekend, United Spirits reported its results for the first nine months of its fiscal-2017. Here's a closer look at the Diageo-controlled company's segment and brand performance in the nine months to the end of December.


Coca-Cola India suspends operations at Uttar Pradesh site 22 Aug 2016

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution control authorities.

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Beam Suntory launches assault on India with Oaksmith Scotch, Bourbon blend 18 Dec 2019

Beam Suntory has raised its efforts in India, rolling out three of its existing spirits brands in the country and launching a two-strong line of a Scotch/Bourbon blend.


The Coca-Cola Co offloads North India bottling assets 5 Dec 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has transferred its northern India bottling operations to franchise partners.


United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Witbier - Product Launch 4 Dec 2019

United Breweries has launched the first non-lager Kingfisher, a craft-style wheat beer called Ultra Witbier.


Diageo proposes India merger to stem losses at Pioneer Distilleries 3 Dec 2019

Diageo is looking to consolidate its operations in India, proposing a folding in of loss-making Pioneer Distilleries to its United Spirits business.


The Coca-Cola Co to launch Rani Float in India in latest Middle East crossover 7 Nov 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has poached another beverage brand from its Middle Eastern JV for a launch in India.


India "two steps forward, one step back" for Carlsberg - CEO 4 Nov 2019

A flat set of sales numbers from India in recent months has exemplified Carlsberg's view that the country offers growth for the brewer, albeit with regular hurdles to clear.


The Coca-Cola Co silent on India plant sale report 31 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has declined to comment on reports linking the group to the sale of some of its factories in India to franchise partners.


Anheuser-Busch InBev to build 15 microbreweries with Indian hotel group 7 Oct 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to open a chain of microbreweries across India in a new venture with a hotel chain in the country.


Carlsberg launches review over India payment allegations 17 Sep 2019

Carlsberg has promised further investigations after a report claims the brewer allegedly paid off officials in India to smooth regulatory issues.


PepsiCo lines up business hub for India 16 Sep 2019

PepsiCo is to open a business service hub in India later this year.