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Pernod's mood darkens over India - 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 road liquor ban affect alcohol? 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 has affected Pernod 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 - 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 bottling operations 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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Top bottler head to take over at Coca-Cola India 28 Apr 2017

The head of The Coca-Cola Co's biggest India bottler has been appointed CEO of its India unit.


Carlsberg's Tuborg Classic - NPD 21 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has rolled out a new Tuborg to the Indian market.


Industry "shocked" as highway liquor ban kicks in 3 Apr 2017

The ban on alcohol sales near India's roads has come into effect, with even more outlets being affected than originally expected.


PepsiCo rolls out Tropicana Essentials to India 23 Mar 2017

PepsiCo has lined up the launch of its Tropicana Essentials range in India as the company looks to expand its "nutrition" portfolio in the country.


PepsiCo "disheartened" by Kerala drought link 10 Mar 2017

PepsiCo has countered the latest claims that its use of water in Kerala is contributing to a drought in the Indian state.


India faces alcohol outlet ban challenge 6 Mar 2017

Two Indian states are challenging the pending introduction of a ban on liquor vendors operating near the country's roads.


Indian Beverage Ass'n hits out at drinks boycott 1 Mar 2017

The Indian Beverage Association has said it is "deeply disappointed" by a call for a boycott in southern India that includes The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo brands.


Demonetisation pulls on United Spirits - results 23 Jan 2017

United Spirits has reported a lift in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, although the Indian company's top-line in the third-quarter has been hampered by the country's demonetisation legislation in the third quarter.


Coca-Cola India reorganises bottler ties 20 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola India has appointed Shehnaz Gill to lead its 14 bottlers in the country amid a shake-up of the The Coca-Cola Co unit's franchise-partner links. 


Beer category set for healthy growth in India 19 Jan 2017

The beer industry is well-placed to capitalise on rising incomes for India citizens, according to recently-released research, with the category poised to enjoy strong growth in the country in the years ahead.

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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.