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The global beer category - The facts

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and br...

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....


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.


Ray Rowlands | 8 Oct 2015

This month, Ray Rowlands follows the progress of the latest Japanese company to look beyond its domestic market: DyDo Drinco has high hopes for its entry into Turkey.


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.

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 | 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.


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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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 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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Brasil Kirin Indústria de Bebidas SA in Soft Drinks (Brazil)

Brasil Kirin Indústria de Bebidas SA in Soft Drinks (Brazil)

Brasil Kirin is part of the global group Kirin Holdings and is responsible for manufacturing and distributing its products in all regions of the country....

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