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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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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.

Carlsberg silent on India IPO report 18 Jun 2018

Carlsberg has declined to comment on a report it is set to launch an IPO in India.

William Grant & Sons to bottle Grant's whisky in India 7 Jun 2018

William Grant & Sons is to bottle Grant's Blended Scotch whisky in India as part of its first production venture in the country.

The Coca-Cola Co's Aquarius Glucocharge - Product Launch 21 May 2018

Coca-Cola India has launched a new fortified fruit juice aimed at refreshing consumers that work outdoors in the sun.

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.

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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.