7 March 2013
Sapporo International is to close one of its Canadian breweries if it fails to find a buyer for the plant before July.
15 January 2013
Coopers Brewery is launching a AUD20m (US$21m) capital expansion project this year, including doubling the size of its lager cellar.
14 September 2012
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14 September 2012
Japanese brewer Sapporo will likely spend a new acquisitions fund on mid-size buys in Asia, with European targets such as Britvic outside its budget, an analyst has said.
10 September 2012
Japanese brewer Sapporo Holdings is to invest about US$2.5bn over the next five years with an eye on foreign acquisitions, the company confirmed today (10 September).
9 July 2012
Asahi Group has set up joint ventures to make non-alcoholic beverages with an Indonesian food-and-drinks firm worth US$213m, according to reports.
8 May 2012
Asahi Group will buy Japanese soft-drinks maker Calpis for JPY120bn (US$1.5bn), the company said today (8 May).
27 April 2012
Asahi Group is said to be on the verge of buying Japanese soft-drinks maker Calpis Co for US$1.2bn.
12 April 2012
Sales of beer and beer-like drinks in Japan registered a very slight lift in the first quarter of this year, according to recent figures.
17 February 2012
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13 February 2012
Sapporo Holdings has further integrated the Pokka Corp business by merging the unit with its own non-alcoholic beverage business.
10 February 2012
Sapporo Holdings has said that it sees Vietnam as the brewer's "bridgehead" for greater expansion into Southeast Asia.
7 February 2012
Sapporo Holdings has agreed to acquire control of Silver Springs Citrus, one of the largest private-label producers of premium fruit juices in the US.
18 January 2012
Asahi Group remained Japan's number one brewer by volume in 2011, but rival Sapporo Holdings has offered a reminder that growth lies outside of the country.
22 December 2011
As 2011 draws to a close, just-drinks once again launches its review of the global drinks industry. Made up of five parts, the review makes up December's management briefing for just-drinks suscribers. Coming up between now and Christmas, we'll look at how the last 12 months have treated the soft drinks, spirits, bottled water and wine sectors. To start, Chris Mercer takes a look at how the beer industry fared in 2011.
30 November 2011
Sapporo Holdings has announced plans to integrate two of its Japanese subsidiaries in a bid to strengthen its position in the country's soft drinks and food markets.
31 October 2011
Sapporo Holdings has reported a slump in nine-month profits due to the earthquake and tsunami that struck its native Japan, but demand for the group's beer across Asia lifted net sales.
2 August 2011
Kirin Holdings has emerged as the winner in the battle to take control of Brazil's second largest brewer, Schincariol, in a BRL3.95bn (US$2.5bn) deal.
22 July 2011
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19 July 2011
Coopers Brewery has signed a ten-year licensing agreement with Sapporo to brew and distribute the Japanese brewer's beer in Australia.
13 May 2011
Japan's major drinks companies have been hit hard by the aftermath of the earthquake, but their core strategies remain unshaken.
13 May 2011
Kirin Holdings has sunk into the red for the first quarter of 2011, as Japan's major brewers reel from the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country in the period.
13 May 2011
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan have plunged Sapporo Holdings deeper into the red for its first quarter, and forced the brewer to withhold guidance for the year.
12 April 2011
Shipments of beer and quasi-beer drinks in Japan last month were hit hard by the earthquake and tsunami in the north-east of the country, according to recent figures.
17 March 2011
Global soft drinks companies are likely to feel the effects of the earthquake that struck Japan late last week, with many having meaningful sales exposure to the country.
16 March 2011
Japanese brewers have suffered significant damage as a result of the earthquake that struck the country late last week, as concerns grow about the disaster's economic consequences.
10 February 2011
Sapporo Holdings has confirmed reports this week that it hopes to acquire all outstanding shares in fellow Japanese food and drink group Pokka.
7 February 2011
Sapporo Holdings is set to acquire all outstanding shares in fellow Japanese food and drink group, Pokka, according to reports.
3 February 2011
The smallest of Japan's 'big four' brewers, Sapporo Holdings, has said that its full-year net profits for 2010 will be 50% higher than originally forecast.
12 January 2011
Suntory Holdings is targeting a rise in beer sales in Japan, despite the forecast of a shrinking market.