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Earlier this month, Kirin Holdings reported a marked slide in net profits on a 6.1% fall in sales from the first three months of 2016. Here,...


Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.


Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2016

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and brokerage firm, here's a look at the report's significant research conclusions.


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.

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Olly Wehring | 8 Jan 2013

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Andy Morton | 14 Nov 2016

Lion is to sell its Australian premium wine business, Fine Wine Partners (FWP), to Accolade Wines.


Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2016

The CEO of Carlsberg has confirmed that the brewer will continue to strengthen its ties with Brooklyn Brewery in Europe, despite Kirin's recent purchase of a stake in the US company.


Andy Morton | 7 Nov 2016

Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell, its president has told just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated from Anheuser-Busch InBev's other former SABMiller assets.


Lucy Britner | 3 Nov 2016

Kirin Holdings has agreed to sell one of its Brazilian production facilities to AmBev.


Olly Wehring | 12 Oct 2016

Brooklyn Brewery has sold off a near-25% stake to Kirin Brewery Co, a year after saying it was not looking to make an equity sale.


Lucy Britner | 26 Sep 2016

Kirin's Australian craft brewery, Little Creatures, has said it will release its Dog Days Summer Beer in cans in the country.


Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2016

Brooklyn Brewery has confirmed reports it is in talks with Kirin over a distribution and production deal in Japan but denied a deal has been signed.


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2016

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is on course to buy Kirin's Brazil operations.


Lucy Britner | 5 Aug 2016

Kirin Group has reported an increase in H1 net profits as the company's Medium Term Business Plan began to kick in.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2016

US brewers are following their European counterparts with a voluntary plan to provide detailed information on nutrition content and ingredients.


Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2016

A shortage of Japanese whisky is forcing drinks producers in Japan to turn to imported spirits, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 27 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay Kirin up to AUD300m (US$223m) in compensation after terminating a distribution agreement in Australia.


Lucy Britner | 27 May 2016

Kirin's Lion New Zealand unit has agreed to acquire craft brewer Panhead Custom Ales.


Andy Morton | 24 May 2016

Kirin is to open a craft beer venue in Hong Kong for its Australian micro-brewery Little Creatures.


Andy Morton | 23 May 2016

Kirin is to increase capacity at its Myanmar brewery by more than 10% as the country's growing economy boosts consumer demand, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 29 Apr 2016

Kirin Brewery's Australia unit, Lion, is looking to expand Byron Bay Brewing Co's distribution after adding the east coast brewer to its craft beer portfolio.


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 | 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.


Andy Morton | 16 Feb 2016

Kirin Holdings has made profit-making its top priority this year after a writedown in Brazil sunk FY income.


Andy Morton | 4 Feb 2016

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, has launched a 0.9% abv beer under its Hahn brand as the company ups it focus on the low- and no-alcohol segment.


Andy Morton | 25 Jan 2016

Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, has discontinued its draught beer system Tap King in another blow for attempts to induce consumer demand for at-home kegs. 


Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2015

Kirin is to slump to a full-year loss after taking a JPY141.2bn (US$1.2bn) impairment charge on its struggling Brazilian unit.

Company research

Kirin Holdings Company Limited (formerly Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.) – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Kirin Holdings Company Limited (formerly Kirin Brewery Co.,

Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Kirin Brewery Co Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Brewery Co Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Brewery Ltd aims to increase its sales over the forecast period by reinforcing core brands such as the mid-priced lager Kirin Ichiban Shibori and strengthening its craft beer portfolio. In addit...

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Brasil Kirin Participações e Representações SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Brazil)

Brasil Kirin Participações e Representações SA in Alcoholic

The company, which owns brands such as Nova Schin and Devassa, has been investing highly in diversifying its portfolio to include premium beer. Its Baden Baden and Eisenbahn brands continued to perfor...

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