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The key trends consumption trends in Asia-Pacific

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Diageo at "peak innovation" - NPD showcase

Yesterday, Diageo presented some of its newer spirits and beer launches to the media in an innovation showcase at the company's London city...

Global Travel Retail jumps aboard gin boom

The category may be late to the party, but the gin boom has finally hit Global Travel Retail....

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Pernod Ricard's Chinese malt whisky distillery - just-drinks speaks to China MD Jean-Etienne Gourgues and Asia marketing head Tracy Kwan 29 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard unveiled plans to build a malt whisky distillery near Mount Emei, one of China's four sacred Buddhist peaks. The distillery is expected to start production in 2021, with the first product set to be released in 2023. just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Pernod's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, and Asia VP of marketing Tracy Kwan by phone from Emei to hear more about the project.


"Our latest campaign was fuelled by simply looking at Google" - just-drinks speaks to Beam Suntory's global chief marketing officer, Rebecca Messina 13 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

Rebecca Messina joined Beam Suntory two-and-a-half years ago to lead global marketing after spending the previous two decades with The Coca-Cola Co. This week, Messina took time out from Beam Suntory's annual global conference in Barcelona to sit down with just-drinks and talk about what lessons she has brought from Coca-Cola to her current role, the challenges of marketing around stock shortages and why there would be no winners from a Trump trade war.

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The Coca-Cola Co reassures market over coronavirus repercussions 3 Feb 20

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has said the coronavirus outbreak in China is unlikely to affect its top-line performance in the longer-term, despite offices and manufacturing sites in the country remaining closed.


Beam Suntory launches assault on India with Oaksmith Scotch, Bourbon blend 18 Dec 19

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has raised its efforts in India, rolling out three of its existing spirits brands in the country and launching a two-strong line of a Scotch/Bourbon blend.


The Coca-Cola Co CEO hails Africa's increasing influence 21 Nov 19

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has said Africa is to play an increasingly important role in his company's growth.


Export success prompts baijiu shortages for Kweichow Moutai 19 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

High demand for baijiu outside China this year has provoked a supply shortage for domestic market leader Kweichow Moutai Group.


Nestle Waters split into regional units as Nestle targets local focus 4 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Nestle is to break apart the global bottled water unit, Nestle Waters, and merge the division into its three geographic zones.


India "two steps forward, one step back" for Carlsberg - CEO 4 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

A flat set of sales numbers from India in recent months has exemplified Carlsberg's view that the country offers growth for the brewer, albeit with regular hurdles to clear.



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