30 May 2013
It is shaping up to be one of the drinks industry's biggest events of the year. This week, Suntory got approval to list its food and soft drinks unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, paving the way for the group to raise as much as US$4.7bn.
16 May 2013
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will invest about AUD500m (US$492m) in Indonesia over the next three or four years.
25 April 2013
Asahi-owned Independent Distillers has acquired Australian craft beer brand Cricketers Arms, according to local reports.
28 March 2013
Tsingtao Brewery Co has posted rising sales and profits for 2012, as volumes increased markedly in the year.
15 February 2013
Asahi Group has filed a lawsuit accusing the previous owners of its Independent Liquor division in New Zealand with “misleading and deceptive conduct” related to the sale price.
13 February 2013
Asahi Group has reported a slight rise in full-year profits, despite flat beer sales and a drop in earnings from soft drinks.
6 February 2013
China may have the world's highest overall consumption, but leading brewers face an uphill struggle to find strong profits, an analyst claimed today. Here, just-drinks looks at the fragmented Chinese beer market with the help of Bernstein's figures and analysis.
30 January 2013
Monster's entry into the Japanese market has seen initial success, but competition in the country's energy drinks sector remains “fierce”, according to an analyst.
21 December 2012
In the second part of just-drinks' review of 2012, Andy Morton looks at how the soft drinks category has fared in the past 12 months.
23 November 2012
Heineken and SABMiller have declined to comment on reports that they are separately considering taking a stake in state-owned Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) in Vietnam.
1 November 2012
Beam Inc will report results for its third quarter and year-to-date tomorrow (2 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of September and its performance in recent quarters.
30 October 2012
Asahi has posted a healthy set of results for its year so far, although net profits appeared to slow in the third quarter.
25 October 2012
PepsiCo has confirmed the opening of a production facility in China through its local tie-up with Tingyi Holding Corp.
19 October 2012
This third - and penultimate - part of October's management briefing, looking at the logistics landscape, shines the light on Asia Pacific.
20 September 2012
Brown-Forman has appointed a new managing director for its China division.
19 September 2012
Suntory has confirmed that it will up its distribution of Beam Inc's spirits brands in Japan, but will drop Brown-Forman.
14 September 2012
Japanese brewer Sapporo will likely spend a new acquisitions fund on mid-size buys in Asia, with European targets such as Britvic outside its budget, an analyst has said.
10 September 2012
Japanese brewer Sapporo Holdings is to invest about US$2.5bn over the next five years with an eye on foreign acquisitions, the company confirmed today (10 September).
5 September 2012
“Made in Scotland from girders,” was the old tagline for the Irn Bru CSD. And in the past few years, Irn-Bru owners AG Barr have proved to be made of sterner stuff than its potential merger partner Britvic.
4 September 2012
In his latest column, Ray Rowlands, of independent research agency Drinksinfo, looks at the soft drinks market in Australia: a sector in a country that many had previously thought could ride out the global economic downturn.
3 August 2012
Asahi has seen the return to pre-earthquake sales levels in Japan prompt a spike in profits for ths first six months of 2012.
27 July 2012
SABMiller's Q1 volume growth in Europe was "much stronger than expected", but analysts remain cautious about future prospects for the brewer.
13 July 2012
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12 July 2012
Asahi Group has confirmed that it has signed two joint ventures with an Indonesian company to market and distribute non-alcoholic drinks in the country.
12 July 2012
PepsiCo and Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp are set to open a bottling plant in central China later this year, according to local reports.
10 July 2012
Asahi Group's attempts to catch up on domestic rivals in the global market may heat up as cash flows increase and home growth is squeezed, an analyst has said.
9 July 2012
Asahi Group has set up joint ventures to make non-alcoholic beverages with an Indonesian food-and-drinks firm worth US$213m, according to reports.
14 June 2012
Lion has captured the brewing rights for Guinness and Kilkenny in Australia from its rival, SABMiller-owned Foster’s.
6 June 2012
Tsingtao Brewery is linking up with Japanese brewer and distiller Suntory Holdings to boost its “competitiveness” in the beer markets of Shanghai and neighbouring Jiangsu province.
1 June 2012
Founded in 1575, Bols claims to be the oldest spirits brand in the world. After a rocky recent past, the company is back in Dutch hands. just-drinks caught up with Lucas Bols' self-styled “chief energizing officer” Huub van Doorne to talk about the company's plans, the launch of its new yoghurt liqueur and why the brand is big in Japan.