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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...


Japan follows in Scotch whisky's footsteps

Lucy Britner | 27 Aug 2015

The Scotch whisky industry has enjoyed many a boom and suffered many a bust and reports suggest Japanese whisky is following in its footsteps.


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.

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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