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Where Beer is Brewed Can Leave a Bad Taste

Where beer brands are actually brewed has been in the news again this week and the argument seems to be one of geography rather than one of...

SABMiller baulks at lack of Brazil M&A

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country....


Comment - Kraft, Heinz and the Merger Landscape

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?


'Fast fashion' drinks sector continues to grow

Ben Cooper | 14 Jan 2015

If adaptability and versatility are key strengths in today's fast-moving drinks market, there is arguably one category which carries all before it. Indeed, a new just-drinks/The IWSR report describes pre-mixes as the "fast fashion" sector of the alcoholic drinks market.


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.


What's on the M&A cards for San Miguel Brewery?

Stefan Kirk | 10 Jul 2014

An undisclosed bidder has apparently offered around US$6bn for San Miguel Corp's majority stake in San Miguel Brewery. The 'elephant in the room' is surely that the bidder in question is Kirin Holdings. Stefan Kirk examines the potential valuation of a potential deal, and the possible add-on consolidation of Mahou San Miguel in Spain.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Gonzalez Byass’ CEO

Olly Wehring | 25 Nov 2014

Jorge Grosse has been CEO of González Byass since mid-2006. Earlier this year, just-drink editor Olly Wehring met him in London to discuss Sherry, casks and the firm's moves to diversify its portfolio.


Interview - Diageo president of LatAm & Caribbean

Olly Wehring | 8 Jan 2013

Last year, just-drinks travelled to the US to report on Diageo's investor conference. The subject of the presentations was the company's hopes and plans for the Latin America & Caribbean region. While there, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring sat down with regional president Randy Millian, to discuss the region, as well Diageo's distribution presence, the battle with brewers and the looming shadow of Brazil.

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just the week - in Beer

Lucy Britner | 21 Aug 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Kirin Holdings secures Myanmar Brewery stake buy

Olly Wehring | 19 Aug 2015

Kirin Holdings has stepped in to buy Fraser & Neave's majority stake in Myanmar Brewery Ltd for US$560m.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Product Launch - Kirin's Lion Hahn Radler

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2015

Kirin's Australian subsidiary Lion has launched comparatively higher-abv radler under its Hahn beer brand that is designed to “better suit the tastes of Australians”.


Lion to list calories, sugar content on beer

Andy Morton | 12 Aug 2015

Lion is to include full nutritional information on its beer labels in what it claims is an industry first in Australia.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Kirin Group boosts Japan beer sales in H1

Andy Morton | 5 Aug 2015

Kirin Group has upped first-half sales in the competitive Japanese beer market but struggles in Australia hampered overseas performance.


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Kirin to build US$8.4m Four Roses bottling plant

Andy Morton | 27 Mar 2015

Kirin Holdings is to spend US$8.4m on a new bottling plant for its Four Roses Bourbon, according to reports.


Kirin's Lion sees FY sales, profits slide

James Wilmore | 17 Feb 2015

Lion has seen a slip in full-year sales and profits as its alcohol business felt the on-going impact of falling consumption in Australia.


Kirin Group targets beer after group FY sales drop

Andy Morton | 16 Feb 2015

Kirin Group has said it will focus on boosting beer sales in Japan this year after group full-year revenues dipped.


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SABMiller silent over Myanmar Brewery stake talk

James Wilmore | 11 Feb 2015

SABMiller has declined to comment on reports that it is considering buying into Myanmar Brewery, the country's biggest beer producer.


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Anheuser-Busch settles lawsuit over Kirin

James Wilmore | 6 Jan 2015

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has reached a settlement with plaintiffs over a lawsuit in the country that accused the brewer of deception over the origin of Kirin beer.


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