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Comment - Kraft, Heinz and the Merger Landscape

Following the announcement that Kraft Foods and Heinz are to merge, Ray Rowlands looks at some other actual - and would-be - company unions...

Comment - Asahi in Expansion Mode

As its Japanese home market struggles to expand Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at the recent overseas ventures that the Asahi Group ha...


A-B InBev, SABMiller: Alternative Realities

Larry Nelson | 4 Nov 2014

Having already run his eye over an Anheuser-Busch InBev move for SABMiller, our beer commentator, Larry Nelson, runs through what alternatives the world's biggest brewer may consider to spend its money on.


Comment - Beer - Remembering Graham Mackay

Larry Nelson | 28 Jan 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.


Carlsberg, Anheuser-Busch InBev merger possible

James Wilmore | 25 Oct 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.


ISC Trophy Winners 2013 III

Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 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.

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Bols' 'chief energizing officer'

James Wilmore | 1 Jun 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.


Anheuser-Busch InBev Interview - Part II

Olly Wehring | 28 Jun 2011

Last week we ran the first part of our exclusive interview with the chief marketing officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chris Burggraeve. Here's part two, in which Olly Wehring tries to get inside the inner sanctum of A-B InBev. Read on to learn how successful he was.

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Asahi's Indonesia JV targets females

Andy Morton | 13 Apr 2015

Asahi is to launch new products aimed at women in Indonesia after its joint-venture in the country opened a plant in West Java, according to local reports.


Sabeco controlling stake put up for sale

Olly Wehring | 17 Mar 2015

The Vietnamese government is poised to sell off control of Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp (Sabeco), according to local reports.


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Asahi Breweries toasts Nikka whisky in Europe

Olly Wehring | 24 Feb 2015

Asahi Breweries saw its Nikka Japanese whisky brand break the 1m-unit barrier in Europe last year for the first time.


Asahi Beverages CEO to step down - report

Andy Morton | 23 Feb 2015

The head of Asahi Beverages has said he is stepping down less than a year after the Asahi Group unit was formed, according to a report.


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Olly Wehring | 16 Feb 2015

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Asahi Group FY sales, profits boosted

James Wilmore | 12 Feb 2015

Asahi Group has reported a healthy rise in full-year profits, driven by growth in international sales.


Japan Tobacco puts beverages up for sale

Andy Morton | 5 Feb 2015

Japan Tobacco is to sell its beverage unit because of increasing competition.


Tsingtao dives into folklore for new UK campaign

Andy Morton | 26 Jan 2015

Tsingtao's UK distributor, Halewood International, has launched a new campaign for the Chinese beer brand based on the “Eight Immortals” from Chinese mythology.


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Olly Wehring | 19 Dec 2014

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Asahi to get US$175m in legal settlement

James Wilmore | 18 Nov 2014

Asahi Group is to receive NZD220m (US$175m) in compensation after settling a legal dispute with the former owners of its New Zealand unit, Independent Liquor (IL).


Asahi beer ad banned - video

James Wilmore | 13 Oct 2014

Asahi Premium Beverages has fallen foul of Australia's advertising authorities after a TV spot for its namesake beer brand was found to link alcohol with "social success".


Shepherd Neame FY profits hit record

James Wilmore | 25 Sep 2014

Shepherd Neame, the UK brewer and pub operator, has reported a “record” year for operating profits helped by strong growth from its brewing operations.


Asahi Group sees rise in H1 profits, sales

James Wilmore | 8 Aug 2014

Asahi Group has reported a healthy rise in first-half profits as its beer, spirits and soft drinks businesses all saw a lift in sales.


Kirin's H1 beer sales falter in Japan

James Wilmore | 15 Jul 2014

Kirin expects to see “some recovery” in its beer sales in Japan for this year's second half after recording its biggest first-half drop for four years.

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James Wilmore | 25 Nov 2013

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