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This month, we welcome a new beer commentator to just-drinks. In his first outing, Stephen Beaumont considers whether Asia's brewers are bes...

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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.


Chris Mercer | 2 Mar 2012

An Asahi Group move for StarBev looks dubious, even if the reports are true.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jul 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.


Michelle Russell | 4 Jul 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.

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Showing volume growth in an essentially flat market is an achievement but Australian brewing combine Lion Nathan sees the premiumisation of its product mix as the key to growth. Andrew Reeves, managing director of Lion Nathan Australia, spoke with just-drinks about the premiumisation trend, the impact of a new competitor and Lion’s interest in the RTD sector.

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Lucy Britner | 20 Nov 2015

Diageo's Australia unit has confirmed the appointment of Simon Tamke to the role of commercial director.


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James Jordan | 24 Oct 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.


James Wilmore | 22 Jul 2013

C&C Group is switching distribution of Magners in Australia from Suntory to Bacardi Lion from next year.


James Wilmore | 15 May 2013

Trade body Wine Australia has announced that its chief executive is resigning to "pursue other opportunities".


James Wilmore | 16 Aug 2012

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed an internal candidate to fill the role of managing director for its Beringer unit.


Olly Wehring | 1 May 2012

The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia has confirmed details of a change of chief executive.


Dean Best | 29 Feb 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.


Chris Mercer | 27 Feb 2012

The CEO of Kirin Holdings-owned Lion Co is to step down, according to a report.


Chris Mercer | 17 Feb 2012

After several years of pursuing overseas acquisitions, Kirin Holdings' immediate priority is to consolidate its assets and cut debt.


Olly Wehring | 15 Feb 2012

Lion Nathan USA is following its Australian parent company by lining up a name change.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jan 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.


Blair Speedy | 21 Dec 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.

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