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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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United Breweries to launch Heineken 0.0 in India - reports 15 Mar 2019

Heineken’s Indian partner is to launch is non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0 lager in India, according to a report


New yeast rules put squeeze on India's craft brewers 25 Feb 2019

A tightening of regulations on the permissible yeast content in beer is causing concern among craft brewers in India.


Varun Beverages takes more PepsiCo territory in India 18 Feb 2019

Indian PepsiCo bottler Varun Beverages has acquired additional PepsiCo territory in the south and west of the country.


Coca-Cola India's Minute Maid Colour - Product Launch 28 Jan 2019

Coca-Cola India has added a black grape juice variant to its Minute Maid range, as it looks to appeal to the local palate of consumers in the south India state of Tamil Nadu.


Diageo to sell Indian winery Four Seasons Wines to Grover Zampa Vineyards 15 Jan 2019

Diageo is continuing to offload its wine assets, securing an agreement to sell Indian winery Four Seasons Wines.


Sheppy's Cider starts exports to India 9 Jan 2019

The UK's Sheppy's Cider has labelled India a "natural destination" for premium cider as it launches exports to the country.


Roust launches Russian Standard vodka in India 20 Dec 2018

Roust International has rolled out its Russian Standard Original vodka brand to the Indian market.


Unilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks 3 Dec 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has emerged as the winner in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirming a EUR3.3bn (US$3.74bn) deal.


William Grant & Sons unveils India-only Grant's Scotch blend 2 Nov 2018

William Grant & Sons has launched a new Grant's Scotch whisky that initially will only be available in India.


Anheuser-Busch InBev lifts lid on alleged price-fixing cartel in India - report 25 Oct 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reportedly turned whistleblower against two of its rivals after accusing Heineken and Carlsberg's operations in India of price fixing.