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Will Asia's brewers lead beer's next consolidation

This month, we welcome a new beer commentator to just-drinks. In his first outing, Stephen Beaumont considers whether Asia's brewers are bes...

The global beer category - The facts

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and br...


Having considered brewing trends in the year ahead yesterday, Euromonitor now takes a corporate view on what 2016 will look like in the beer category.


Andy Morton | 13 Jan 2016

The race to land SABMiller's European beer brands went global this week with reports that some of Asia's leading brewers are circling.


Larry Nelson | 13 Oct 2015

As Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller agree to discuss a mutually-satisfactory takeover offer, Larry Nelson looks at who can be considered a winner and who a loser, should the US$104bn purchase go through.


Ray Rowlands | 8 Oct 2015

This month, Ray Rowlands follows the progress of the latest Japanese company to look beyond its domestic market: DyDo Drinco has high hopes for its entry into Turkey.

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 24 May 2016

The European Union has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev's US$107bn takeover of SABMiller.


Andy Morton | 18 May 2016

Asahi is to target overseas M&A worth JPY400bn (US$3.7bn) as it looks to expand distribution of its Super Dry brand, according to a report.


Olly Wehring | 29 Apr 2016

Competitive issues among the world's larger brewers may result in a private equity company leading the race for SABMiller's assets in Central & Eastern Europe, an analyst has told just-drinks.


Andy Morton | 28 Apr 2016

Asahi's overseas businesses have posted a drop in Q1 sales ahead of the Japanese brewer's takeover of SABMiller's European beer brands.


Lucy Britner | 19 Apr 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has accepted Asahi's offer to acquire SABMiller's European premium brands, as it moves closer to completing its acquisition of SAB.


Andy Morton | 13 Apr 2016

A sharp decline in domestic sales for Kirin Brewery dragged down the Japanese beer market in the first quarter of the year as rival brewers posted growth, according to a report.


Lucy Britner | 12 Apr 2016

The European Commission has set an initial deadline for its review of Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed takeover of SABMiller. 


Olly Wehring | 22 Feb 2016

Asahi Group has reported a double-digit profit rise in 2015, with alcohol and soft drinks both posting sales growth.


Olly Wehring | 10 Feb 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed receipt of an offer from Asahi Group to buy SABMiller's Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brands.


Olly Wehring | 10 Feb 2016

Asahi Group is set to win the race to acquire Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, according to local reports.


Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Asahi Group is to make a JPY400bn (US$3.4bn) bid for SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni, according to a Japanese media report.


Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is most likely to sell SABMiller's European beer brands to private-equity groups partly because the company could buy them back later, an analyst has said.


Andy Morton | 8 Jan 2016

Asahi has unveiled a new beer for the Japanese market that has 50% less sugar than regular beer.


Olly Wehring | 13 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


Olly Wehring | 1 Oct 2015

Asahi has identified a “large format sharing bottle” market in the UK for its Asahi Super Dry lager brand.


Andy Morton | 28 Sep 2015

Asahi has bought Australian craft brewer Mountain Goat Brewery for an undisclosed fee.


Olly Wehring | 6 Jul 2015

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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.


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.


Olly Wehring | 12 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 11 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 9 Mar 2015

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Asahi Breweries Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Asahi Breweries Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Asahi Breweries Ltd aims to increase its sales over the forecast period by reinforcing its core brands, such as Asahi Super Dry and Clear Asahi....

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Asahi Group Holdings Ltd in Beer (World)

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd in Beer (World)

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