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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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Heineken 0.0 launch in India sets stage for Anheuser-Busch InBev battle 23 Aug 2019

Heineken has launched the non-alcoholic version of its namesake lager in India, as the world's two biggest brewers prepare to face off in the country's emerging zero-abv category.


Diageo spends US$27.3m to up stake in United Spirits 22 Aug 2019

Diageo has slightly increased its United Spirits holding, raising its stake in the Indian distiller to 55.2%.


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

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.


Anheuser-Busch InBev defends India operations as New Delhi bans sales 1 Aug 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev has denied allegations of tax evasion in India after authorities banned the company from selling its beers in New Delhi for three years.


Third Eye Distillery’s Stranger & Sons Indian gin - Product Launch 19 Jun 2019

India-based Third Eye Distillery has unveiled the launch of its first gin, Stranger & Sons.


Beam Suntory hands India reins to Neeraj Kumar 28 May 2019

Beam Suntory has confirmed the permanent appointment of its MD for India.


Anheuser-Busch InBev targets India with non-alcoholic beer launches 11 Apr 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch its first non-alcoholic beers in India.


Former Diageo regional head assumes board role at India's Allied Blenders & Distillers - market data 3 Apr 2019

The former head of Diageo's Africa & Asia-Pacific operations has joined the board of India's Allied Blenders & Distillers.


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.