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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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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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Lion H1 sales flat as consumer confidence subdued

James Wilmore | 11 Aug 2014

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

James Wilmore | 11 Aug 2014

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

James Wilmore | 15 Jul 2014

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

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2014

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.


Quintessential Brands appoints Asia-Pacific chief

James Wilmore | 19 Jun 2014

Quintessential Brands has appointed a former Moet Hennessy and Heineken executive as its commercial director for Asia-Pacific as it ups its focus on the key region.


ICAP, GAPG confirm amalgamation plans

Olly Wehring | 11 Apr 2014

The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.


San Miguel Brewery readies US$450m bond

Adrian Murdoch | 17 Mar 2014

San Miguel Brewery is expected to receive regulatory approval this week to sell a bond that will net the company up to PHP20bn (US$448.6m).


Kirin sees FY numbers climb, Japan stays tough

Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2014

Kirin Group has posted a record high for its full-year net profits, thanks to the sale of its stake in Fraser & Neave a year ago.

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