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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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India's HCCB pledges "total beverage" focus 14 Jun 2017

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages has backed The Coca-Cola Co’s strategy to become a total beverage company as it looks to move away from carbonated soft drinks.

India's Kerala eases alcohol ban - report 9 Jun 2017

The southern Indian state of Kerala has relaxed a ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol, according to reports. 

Pernod Ricard launches Campo Viejo in India 8 Jun 2017

Pernod Ricard has rolled out Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo to India.

Coca-Cola targets India juice growth 6 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is increasing its juice focus in India with the launch of a new Minute Maid product and a US$800m investment in fruit pulp and concentrate over the next five years.

India hiccups pull on United Spirits sales in FY 1 Jun 2017

United Spirits has posted a slight lift in sales from fiscal-2017, despite a dip in volumes due to some exceptional challenges in India during the period.

Indian woes hammer United Breweries in FY 2017 18 May 2017

India's beer market has suffered hugely in the three months to the end of March, according to United Breweries, which posted its full-year results yesterday.

Carlsberg appoints Nilesh Patel to lead India unit 17 May 2017

Carlsberg has confirmed the appointment of Nilesh Patel to the role of managing director for the firm's Indian unit. 

Drinks industry poised for next India hit - Diageo 12 May 2017

The head of Diageo-controlled United Spirits has warned of yet another regulatory threat to the drinks industry in India, as the country looks to introduce the nation-wide Goods & Services Tax in the coming months.

Brexit a boost to Scotch's Indian hopes? - Diageo 11 May 2017

The UK's decision to leave the European Union could help speed up the Scotch whisky category's presence in the burgeoning Indian spirits market, according to the head of Diageo.

Mahou San Miguel appoints new India head 4 May 2017

Mahou San Miguel has recruited internally for a new head of its India division, as previous incumbent Erik d’Auchamp moves to lead the international operations.

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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.