Distell building ransacked amid widespread rioting in South Africa

Distell halted all operations in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal after looters attacked its distribution centre in New Germany this week.

Focus on India: pandemic could usher in lasting change

India, one of the largest spirits consuming and producing countries in the world, has never had it easy when it comes to the matter of alcohol.

Delhi scraps 70% "special corona fee" on liquor sales

The Delhi government has decided to withdraw the 70% “special corona fee” that it imposed upon alcoholic beverage sales from May 5.

India allows liquor stores to reopen during new phase of coronavirus lockdown

Liquor stores across India reopened this morning after the country moved into a new phase of its coronavirus lockdown.

Liquor stores deemed "essential" businesses in several US states

Liquor stores will be permitted to remain open in New York, New Jersey and California during the coronavirus pandemic after they were declared “essential businesses”.

Rising to the Challenge

Joe Bates confronts some challenges facing the Americas duty free business ahead of the annual Iaddfs show.

Chinese travellers boost sales of liquor for Dubai Duty Free

The world’s single largest travel retailer, Dubai Duty Free, has said a rise in the number of Chinese passengers is one of the main factors behind a strong 17% increase in liquor sales over the first nine months of 2011.

Diageo acquires additional Halico stake

Vietnam: Global drinks giant Diageo has closed a Public Offer to acquire an additional 5.07% stake in Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Company (“Halico”) for approximately £6.4 million.