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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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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.


Brewers build India soft drinks networks to push non-alcoholic beer sales - United Breweries 4 Sep 2019

Heineken partner United Breweries and Anheuser-Busch InBev have set up soft drinks distribution channels in India so that non-alcoholic beers such as Heineken 0.0 can target the country's large soda category, a UB executive has said.


The Coca-Cola Co pilots Barbican malt drink in India 30 Aug 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is testing the Middle East-made non-alcoholic malt beverage Barbican in India.


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%.