24 October 2013
Heineken is to roll out a New Zealand craft beer and cider range it acquired through its takeover of Asia Pacific Breweries on to the global stage.
22 July 2013
C&C Group is switching distribution of Magners in Australia from Suntory to Bacardi Lion from next year.
15 May 2013
Trade body Wine Australia has announced that its chief executive is resigning to "pursue other opportunities".
16 August 2012
Treasury Wine Estates has appointed an internal candidate to fill the role of managing director for its Beringer unit.
1 May 2012
The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia has confirmed details of a change of chief executive.
2 March 2012
An Asahi Group move for StarBev looks dubious, even if the reports are true.
29 February 2012
Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Co, which will see its chairman leave next month, has confirmed that its CEO Rob Murray also plans to quit next year.
27 February 2012
The CEO of Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Co is to step down, according to a report.
17 February 2012
After several years of pursuing overseas acquisitions, Kirin Holdings' immediate priority is to consolidate its assets and cut debt.
15 February 2012
Lion Nathan USA is following its Australian parent company by lining up a name change.
20 January 2012
Treasury Wine Estates has lined up a restructure of its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) division, which will see the region's MD position become redundant.
21 December 2011
Australian craft brewer Coopers has reported record production of 62.9m litres for the 12 months to the end of June, compared to 62m litres in the prior fiscal year.
19 December 2011
SABMiller has begun the shake-up of its beer presence in Australia following its recent purchase of Foster's Group.
5 December 2011
Last week, we bade farewell to Foster's Group as SABMiller closed its acquisition of the Australian brewer. Although the beer sector's thirst for consolidation has been relentless, Foster's also contributed strongly to its own downfall. Here, just-drinks identifies five key factors that led to the brewer's sale to SABMiller.
2 December 2011
SABMiller's acquisition of Foster's Group has become "legally effective" after an Australian court approved the deal.
1 December 2011
Foster's Group's shareholders have backed a takeover of the brewer by SABMiller, clearing the path for the deal to close within 24 hours.
18 November 2011
SABMiller has raised its cash offer for Foster's Group after Australian tax authorities rejected a plan for Foster's to hand money back to its own shareholders in advance of the deal going through.
25 October 2011
Foster's Group has faced down criticism from small shareholders over executive pay and its deal with SABMiller at the company's annual general meeting.
28 September 2011
SABMiller's move for Foster's Group has been given the green light by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
5 August 2011
Kirin’s Australian and New Zealand subsidiary, Lion, has reported an 11% fall in first-half profits at its alcoholic drinks division.
3 August 2011
Kirin Holdings has been forced to defend the legality of its deal to acquire control of Schincariol, as analysts warn that the Japanese brewer has paid a high price.
8 July 2011
The news this week that Asahi Group has returned to acquire P&N Beverages, and agreed to buy Charlie's Group, has renewed focus on the Japanese firm's overseas growth plan. Michelle Russell examines the market reaction.
4 July 2011
Asahi Group's deals to purchase P&N Beverages and Charlie's Group underlines the firm's overseas growth strategy and is set to increase competition in the Australasian soft drinks market.
20 May 2011
To coincide with the London International Wine Fair this month, just-drinks' latest management briefing is for all you wine companies out there, particularly those with Australian leanings. Richard Woodard offers an in-depth look at Australia's wine industry in this four-part briefing for May 2011. Part one considers the export landscape.
20 May 2011
To coincide with the London International Wine Fair, this month's management briefing is for all you wine companies out there, particularly those with Australian leanings. Richard Woodard offers an in-depth look at Australia's wine industry in this four-part briefing for May 2011. In part two, Woodard looks at the industry’s use of marketing as times have turned tough.
20 May 2011
To coincide with the London International Wine Fair, this month's management briefing is for all you wine companies out there, particularly those with Australian leanings. Richard Woodard offers an in-depth look at Australia's wine industry in this four-part briefing for May 2011. In this, the final part, Woodard talks to the chief executive of the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation.
19 May 2011
Australian dairy and drinks giant Lion Nathan National Foods has announced its intention to rebrand its three divisions into a single corporate brand.
10 May 2011
Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Nathan National Foods (LNNF) has reported a fall in first quarter sales due to a decline in beer volumes and difficult conditions in the dairy and juice sectors.
22 March 2011
The recent attempt by Asahi Breweries of Japan to buy P&N Beverages has led Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd to delve into the bedrock of the current ownership status of Australia’s beverage industry with some startling results.
10 March 2011
Kirin Holdings has further extended its reach beyond Japan's stagnant drinks market by acquiring a majority stake in one of Vietnam's leading soft drinks producers, Interfood Shareholding Co.