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The International Center for Alcohol Policies will merge with the Global Alcohol Producers GroupGLOBAL: International Center for Alcohol Policies, Global Alcohol Producers Group to merge

11 April 2014

The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.

SINGAPORE: Carlsberg takes majority share in distributor MayBev

9 April 2014

Carlsberg has bought a 51% stake in MayBev, the exclusive distributor for Ashai in Singapore.

CHINA: Tsingtao Brewery Co see FY profits rise - reports

26 March 2014

Tsingtao Brewery Co has seen a healthy rise in full-year profits and gained market share, according to reports.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Asahi in Expansion Mode

13 March 2014

As its Japanese home market struggles to expand Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at the recent overseas ventures that the Asahi Group has undertaken in its hunt for growth culminating in its latest foray, this time in the Indonesian soft drinks arena.

INDONESIA: Asahi Group sets sights on non-alcoholic beverage growth

25 February 2014

Asahi Group is targeting sales of IDR5tn (US$430m) for its non-alcoholic beverage joint-ventures in Indonesia by 2017 as demand in the country grows.

JAPAN: Asahi Group sees sales, profits climb in FY 2013

12 February 2014

Asahi Group is toasting a strong year in 2013, with both sales and profits delivering growth.

Comment - Beer - Remembering Graham Mackay

28 January 2014

Last month, the chairman and former CEO of SABMiller, Graham Mackay, passed away. Ahead of a memorial service in London later this week, Larry Nelson looks back at an extraordinary career.

UK: Tsingtao launches ping pong cinema ad - video

24 January 2014

Chinese brewer Tsingtao is aiming to up its UK profile with the launch of a new month-long cinema ad campaign.

ASIA: Tsingtao Brewery to sponsor AFC Champions League

11 December 2013

Tsingtao Brewery has partnered with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to become the official sponsor for the AFC Champions League soccer tournament.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

22 November 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

INDONESIA: Asahi Group expands bottled water business in US$193m deal

18 November 2013

An Asahi Group joint-venture in Indonesia is to take control of bottled water producer Tirta Bahagia Group in a deal worth IDR2.2tn (US$193m).

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

1 November 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

AUS/NZ: Asahi writes down Independent Liquor value by AUD464m - report

30 October 2013

Asahi Group's Australian unit has written down the value of its alcohol business, Independent Liquor, by AUD464m (US$440m), according to reports.

Analysis - Carlsberg, Anheuser-Busch InBev merger a "theoretical possibility"

25 October 2013

A merger between Carlsberg and one of the other 'Big Four' global brewers remains "unlikely", but a tie-up with Anheuser-Busch InBev is not out of the question, according to analysts.

CHINA: Tsingtao Brewery posts H1 profits jump as costs lower - report

30 August 2013

Tsingtao Brewery has posted a big rise in first-half net profits, according to reports.

JAPAN: Asahi Group's H1 boosted by soft drinks sales

1 August 2013

Asahi Group has posted a rise in first-half beverage profits as a strong soft drinks performance propped up flat alcohol sales.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Non-Scotch Whisk(e)y

25 July 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of world whisk(e)y winners.

UK: Shepherd Neame plans distribution shake-up, restructure

25 July 2013

UK brewer Shepherd Neame is eyeing expansion in its domestic and international markets after signing a new logistics deal which will lead to a restructure, but also includes some redundancies.

just the Preview - PepsiCo Q2 & H1

22 July 2013

PepsiCo will report its second-quarter and first-half numbers on Wednesday (24 July). Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's activities in the three months to the end of June.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

28 June 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

INDONESIA: Asahi Group to buy Pepsi-Cola Indobeverages in Indonesia

28 June 2013

Asahi Group has teamed up with Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur to buy Indonesia's PepsiCo bottler for US$30m.

In the Spotlight - Suntory's US$4.7bn Share Offer

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.

INDONESIA: Coca-Cola Amatil lines up investment

16 May 2013

Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will invest about AUD500m (US$492m) in Indonesia over the next three or four years.

AUS: Asahi buys craft brand Cricketers Arms - report

25 April 2013

Asahi-owned Independent Distillers has acquired Australian craft beer brand Cricketers Arms, according to local reports.

CHINA: Tsingtao Brewery Co grows share in FY as sales, profits rise in 2012

28 March 2013

Tsingtao Brewery Co has posted rising sales and profits for 2012, as volumes increased markedly in the year.

AUS/NZ: Asahi sues over alleged Independent Liquor "deception"

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.

JAPAN: Asahi Group FY profits up, but soft drinks earnings drag

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.

Focus - China's Beer Market

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.

JAPAN: Monster sees success, but faces stiff competition - analyst

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.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part II: Soft Drinks

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.

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