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Comment - Five Reasons Why Foster's Group Fell

Last week, we bade farewell to Foster's Group as SABMiller closed its acquisition of the Australian brewer. Although the beer sector's thirs...

Asahi Group builds on global competitiveness

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 Japan...


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.


Asahi Group To Pay Top Dollar For StarBev?

Chris Mercer | 2 Mar 2012

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


Asahi Group builds on global competitiveness

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.


Asahi deals fuel overseas expansion plans

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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Just the Answer – Andrew Reeves

just-drinks.com editorial team | 23 Aug 2006

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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Heineken backs Monteith's with craft roll-out

Andy Morton | 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.


Bacardi Lion bags Australia Magners distribution

James Wilmore | 22 Jul 2013

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


Wine Australia chief exec quits

James Wilmore | 15 May 2013

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


Treasury Wine Estates appoints new Beringer MD

James Wilmore | 16 Aug 2012

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


New head for Winemakers Fed'n of Australia

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2012

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


Lion confirms CEO Murray to leave

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.


Lion Co CEO to step down - report

Chris Mercer | 27 Feb 2012

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


Kirin Holdings targets debt reduction in 2012

Chris Mercer | 17 Feb 2012

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


Lion Nathan USA gets Distinguished

Olly Wehring | 15 Feb 2012

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


Treasury shakes up EMEA coverage

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.


Coopers outperforms beer market but FY profits dip

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.


SABMiller begins Australian brand manoeuvres

Olly Wehring | 19 Dec 2011

SABMiller has begun the shake-up of its beer presence in Australia following its recent purchase of Foster's Group.

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