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Asia bids target bigger prize than Grolsch, Peroni

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

Japan and the global soft drinks race

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


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.


Larry Nelson | 16 Sep 2015

Finally, the moment everyone in the brewing universe has been waiting for has arrived, not with a thunderclap or volcanic eruption or heralds trumpeting, but rather with a prosaic exchange of email alerts.


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.


Ray Rowlands | 7 Apr 2015

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

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

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 | 9 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 27 Feb 2015

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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.


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.


Olly Wehring | 16 Feb 2015

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James Wilmore | 12 Feb 2015

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


Andy Morton | 5 Feb 2015

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


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.


Olly Wehring | 19 Dec 2014

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Olly Wehring | 3 Dec 2014

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Olly Wehring | 2 Dec 2014

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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 Soft Drinks Co Ltd in Soft Drinks (Japan)

Asahi Soft Drinks Co Ltd in Soft Drinks (Japan)

Asahi Soft Drinks Co aims to create a profit structure that could generate top-class revenues within the soft drinks industry....

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