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Friday 23 January 2015

China

SAB Miller reports Chinese drop

SAB Miller is the latest drinks company to report a slump in China, as the downturn starts affecting beer rather than just spirits.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Man wearing watermelon on head arrested

A man who has frequently appeared on the Beijing metro wearing a watermelon on his head and carrying bottles of beer has been apprehended by police.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Australian exports to Asia up in 2014

Australian wine exports to Asia rose 8% by volume in 2014 and despite the slowdown in China, bottled exports are recovering to pre-austerity levels.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Buoyant US fails to halt Cognac slide

Global Cognac exports saw another dip in 2014 as the category came up against “a conflicting and unstable economic backdrop”.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 No Comments »

China wine industry suffers ‘shakeout’

Bottled wine imports into China declined last year, marking the first negative growth in the modern history of vinous shipments into the country.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s taste for Bordeaux takes a tumble

Two of Bordeaux’s leading players speak to the drinks business about the volatile Chinese market and the current mood among négociants.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

The don’ts of doing business in China

Never say ‘no’, discuss politics, make jokes or show the soles of your shoe when doing business in China, according to speakers at a conference in HK.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s potential lies in ‘urban clusters’

Brand owners should look to China’s biggest urban clusters for potential customers, according to the president of the Cheil China Group.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese snap up latest Bordeaux estate

Yet another Bordeaux wine estate has passed into Chinese ownership following the purchase of Château Renon by entrepreneur James Zhou.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

Demand for tiger bone wine on the rise

A rising demand for tiger bone wine and tiger skins in China is threatening to drive the animal towards extinction in the wild.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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