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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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Coca-Cola India's Thums Up Charged No Sugar - Product Launch 11 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's Indian unit has rolled out a sugar-free version of its Thums Up Charged variant.


The Coca-Cola Co goes regional as it kicks off Share-a-Coke in India - video 6 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's Indian version of its Share-a-Coke campaign is to use 12 regional languages as it expands across the polyglot country.


United Breweries eyes craft beer launch as smaller brewers find India growth - report 22 Feb 2018

United Breweries, in which Heineken holds a minority interest, is reportedly set to enter India's burgeoning craft beer market this year.


Coca-Cola India eyes boost to fruit CSD portfolio 5 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's India unit is looking to expand its range of fruit-based CSDs as part of a government initiative to aid fruit farmers.


Coca-Cola India widens Thums Up footprint, eyes US$1bn barrier 2 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is hoping a regional cola brand it bought in the early 1990s will become its first US$1bn Indian brand as it expands distribution in South Asia.


Carlsberg starts production at eighth Indian brewery 24 Jan 2018

Carlsberg has opened its eighth brewery in India as it targets growth in the world's second most populous country.


PepsiCo shakes up Tropicana distribution in India with Varun Beverages deal 4 Jan 2018

PepsiCo had handed the majority of its Tropicana distribution in India to bottling partner Varun Beverages.


Coca-Cola India's Maaza Gold - Product Launch 13 Dec 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's India unit has launched a premium extension under its Maaza mango juice brand. Maaza Gold is described by the firm as "thicker and smoother". 


Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages plans India restructure programme 28 Nov 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's largest bottling partner in India has announced plans to reorganise its business, as it looks to cater to changing consumer demands in the country.


India's highway liquor ban eased by Supreme Court - reports 25 Aug 2017

India's Supreme Court has tempered the terms of the ban on alcohol sales in proximity to the country's highways, according to local reports.

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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.