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Interview - Diageo president of LatAm & Caribbean 8 Jan 2013

Olly Wehring

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 a While Ago - On 29 September in... 29 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

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Lion H1 sales flat as consumer confidence subdued 11 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Lion, the Australasian drinks and food unit of Japan's Kirin Group, has seen flat half-year sales, but profits rose due to currency movements.


Kirin H1 sales slip as Japan sales tax hike bites 11 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Kirin Holdings has reported a slip in first-half sales as its domestic drinks business suffered from effects of a rise in sales tax.


Kirin's H1 beer sales falter in Japan 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Kirin expects to see “some recovery” in its beer sales in Japan for this year's second half after recording its biggest first-half drop for four years.


San Miguel Brewery reveals US$6bn bid - report 7 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

San Miguel Corp has been offered as much as US$6bn for the majority share in its namesake brewing unit, the company's president has said in an interview.

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