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Signs of life in Japan's beer market - Comment

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...


Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Heineken announced that it will purchase Kirin Holdings' Brazilian beer and soft drinks assets for just over US$705m. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at Brazil's beer market and the rationale behind the deal.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jan 2017

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least. Today's confirmation that Kirin Holdings is looking to pull out of Brazil, however, shows the pitfalls of this strategy. Indeed, the fact that this is playing out in one of the fabled BRIC markets serves to bring the strategy into worrying relief.


Andy Morton | 19 Dec 2016

It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a premium in global M&A.


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.

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

Lucy Britner | 16 Feb 2017

Kirin Holdings is set to acquire a second brewer in Myanmar through a joint-venture with Myanma Economic Holdings, its partner in the Myanmar Brewery division.


Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2017

Heineken has successfully completed its recently-confirmed discussions with Kirin Holdings, with the European brewer set to acquire Kirin's Brazilian operations for almost half the price the Japanese firm paid in 2011.


Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2017

Kirin Holdings is on the hunt for "investment opportunities" across South-East Asia as it posted a lift in full-year sales and a return to profit in 2016.


Andy Morton | 25 Jan 2017

Domestic beer volumes in Japan fell by 3% last year as shipments from all five major brewers declined, according to local reports.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jan 2017

Heineken has confirmed that it is in "ongoing" discussions with Kirin Holdings over the possible acquisition of the Japanese group's Brazilian brewing operations.


Andy Morton | 22 Dec 2016

Kirin's Australasian subsidiary, Lion, has said its decision to use disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong in a marketing campaign was to "highlight that actions have consequences".


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.

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