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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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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.


Varun Beverages to up PepsiCo territories in India 10 Aug 2017

Indian PepsiCo franchisee Varun Beverages has confirmed plans to acquire additional PepsiCo territory in the country.


India's highway liquor ban hits United Spirits Q1 2018 sales - results 24 Jul 2017

United Spirits has said a ban in India of alcohol sales near the country's highways has impacted first-quarter sales.  


The Coca-Cola Co pilots value soft drinks range after Indian tax increase 11 Jul 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch a new range of carbonated soft drinks in India for "price-conscious" consumers.


Allied Blenders & Distillers fills empty CEO chair, appoints Paramjit Singh Gill 5 Jul 2017

Indian spirits producer Allied Blenders & Distillers has appointed a former United Spirits executive to fill its vacant CEO position.


The Coca-Cola Co to shut down Indian testing lab 29 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is to close its analytical laboratory in India just seven years after it was opened, the company has confirmed.


Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages 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.


The Coca-Cola Co targets India juice growth with US$800m spend 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.

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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.