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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.


Lucy Britner | 26 Jun 2015

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 taste.


Olly Wehring | 22 Jun 2015

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


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

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.


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.

Latest News

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.


Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2015

Heineken has unveiled plans for a new brewery in Brazil as its core beer brand continues to find growth in the South American country.


Andy Morton | 13 Nov 2015

ThaiBev has posted a jump in nine-month net profits from the Q3 sale of its Myanmar beer business and a leap in beer volumes.


Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

Kirin is to develop its own craft beer brands in Japan to help kickstart domestic alcohol sales, according to a report.


Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.


Andy Morton | 22 Sep 2015

Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, has opened a new South Australia winery for its Petaluma brand as it targets premium wine sales in East Asia.


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.


Olly Wehring | 19 Aug 2015

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


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.


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”.


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.


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.


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.


Olly Wehring | 16 Jul 2015

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Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2015

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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.


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.


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.

Company research

Kirin Brewery Co Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Brewery Co Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Brewery, after experiencing a sales decrease during the review period, aims to recover by prioritising sales and marketing activities in domestic market....

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Kirin Beverage Corp in Soft Drinks (Japan)

Kirin Beverage Corp in Soft Drinks (Japan)

By realising strong synergy with Kirin Brewery and Mercian Corp, the company aims to strengthen the marketing, research and development functions of the group....

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Kirin Holdings Co Ltd in Beer (World)

Kirin Holdings Co Ltd in Beer (World)

Japan’s second largest brewer, Kirin, faces significant challenges across its key markets, including unfavourable demographic developments, economic difficulties and changing consumption patterns....

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