Exclusive interview LN's Gordon Cairns: Will LN join the world's top brewers in an 'One World' alliance?

By David Robertson | 13 July 2000

Lion Nathan CEO Gordon Cairns believes that despite a rash of consolidation between European brewers there will be no global beer giant and companies will instead have regional strengths. Speaking exclusively to just-drinks.com Cairns, whose company is 45% owned by Kirin, likened the beer industry to airlines where regional carriers ally themselves to form global networks.

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Lion Nathan CEO Gordon Cairns believes that despite a rash of consolidation between European brewers there will be no global beer giant and companies will instead have regional strengths. Speaking exclusively to just-drinks.com Cairns, whose company is 45% owned by Kirin, likened the beer industry to airlines where regional carriers ally themselves to form global networks.

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