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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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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.

Millennials driving wine interest in India - research 18 Oct 2018

Millennial consumers in India are embracing wine as part of their drinking repertoire, according to a new report.

United Breweries launches first non-alcoholic drink with radler roll-out - report 10 Oct 2018

India's United Breweries (UB) is entering the country's non-alcoholic drinks market with the launch of Kingfisher Radler, a blend of lemon juice and imported barley malt.

Coca-Cola Co progresses to round two of bidding for GSK's Horlicks India assets - reports 2 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has joined Unilever and Nestle in making it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.

The Coca-Cola Co eyes GlaxoSmithKline's Horlicks India business - report 10 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co could be about to follow its move for Costa Coffee with a bid for GlaxoSmithKline's Horlicks business in India.

Fifth Generation signs India distribution deal for Tito's Handmade Vodka 22 Aug 2018

Fifth Generation is to launch its Tito's Handmade Vodka into one of the world's largest spirits markets by volume, with a roll-out in India.

Diageo takes share in India payment tech start-up HipBar 27 Jun 2018

Diageo has acquired a minority interest in a payment technology start-up company in India.

Former United Spirits president launches premium IMFL JV 22 Jun 2018

A new joint venture between United Spirits executive Vijay Rekhi and Globus Spirits has announced details of a three-strong range of higher-end Indian Made Foreign Liquor expressions in the country.

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The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 2016

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.