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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...

Comment - Beer - Remembering Graham Mackay

Last month, the chairman and former CEO of SABMiller, Graham Mackay, passed away. Ahead of a memorial service in London later this week, Lar...

Carlsberg, Anheuser-Busch InBev merger possible

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...

ISC Trophy Winners 2013 III

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Bols' 'chief energizing officer' 1 Jun 2012

James Wilmore

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 28 Jun 2011

Olly Wehring

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

Asahi to get US$175m in legal settlement 18 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

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 13 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

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 25 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

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 8 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

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 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

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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The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 25 Nov 2013

James Wilmore

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