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India sees 1000% beer growth in six years

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India sees 1000% beer growth in six years

By RJ Whitehead

Having seen substantial growth since 2011, India’s beer market is expected to reach volumes of nearly 470bn litres by the end of this year—a near thousand-fold increase since 2011.

‘Sin tax’ of 40% proposed to cover Indian soft drinks

South Asia radius

‘Sin tax’ of 40% proposed to cover Indian soft drinks

By RJ Whitehead

A panel that is looking into the implementation of a new system of GST in India has proposed levying a 40% “sin tax” on aerated drinks, even though consumption is among the lowest in the world.

China is the biggest market for bottled water; while India comes in at 6th place (volume)

Spotlight on Asia: What to watch in bottled water

Asia Pacific gulps up bottled water market share

By Rachel Arthur

Asia Pacific continues show strong growth in the bottled water market: taking an increasing share of global volumes.  

Mahou San Miguel establishes Indian beer subsidiary

Mahou San Miguel establishes Indian beer subsidiary

By Andrew Schreiber

Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel announced yesterday that it has established its first international subsidiary in India through the acquisition of 100% of Arian Breweries & Distilleries.

Scotland—and its whisky—attractive to Indian partners

Scotland—and its whisky—attractive to Indian partners

By RJ Whitehead

A delegation from Scotland to India, on a trade mission to promote the country’s food and drink, has proved a hit with its whisky-loving hosts—not least with the announcement shortly afterwards that an Indian company would invest in a new malt distillery...

Beam Inc. Scotches talk of Teacher’s whiskey losing Indian No.1 spot

Beam Inc. Scotches talk of Teacher’s whiskey losing Indian No.1 spot

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Beam Inc. insists to BeverageDaily.com that Teacher’s remains the bestselling Scotch Whiskey brand in India, despite press reports suggesting it has lost that position to Pernod Ricard’s 100 Pipers in the wake of Beam’s ongoing probe into potential local...

Manjushree Technopack sets out growth plans

Manjushree Technopack sets out growth plans

By Rod Addy

Packaging firm Manjushree Technopack aims to double sales by 2015, driven by the growth of the middle class in India, and is poised to start construction on a fourth factory.