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Sapporo has set a July deadlineCANADA: Sapporo seeks buyer to save brewery jobs

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.

AUS: Coopers Brewery reveals AUD20m expansion

15 January 2013

Coopers Brewery is launching a AUD20m (US$21m) capital expansion project this year, including doubling the size of its lager cellar.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

14 September 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week

JAPAN: Sapporo budget too small for Britvic - analyst

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.

JAPAN: Sapporo eyes foreign acquisitions with US$2.5bn investment

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).

JAPAN/INDONESIA: Asahi Group lines up JV with Indofood CBP - report

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.

JAPAN: Asahi Group to buy Calpis for US$1.5bn

8 May 2012

Asahi Group will buy Japanese soft-drinks maker Calpis for JPY120bn (US$1.5bn), the company said today (8 May).

JAPAN: Asahi approaches Calpis buyout - report

27 April 2012

Asahi Group is said to be on the verge of buying Japanese soft-drinks maker Calpis Co for US$1.2bn.

JAPAN: Q1 beer sales return to pre-earthquake levels - figures

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.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

17 February 2012

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JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings to merge beverage units

13 February 2012

Sapporo Holdings has further integrated the Pokka Corp business by merging the unit with its own non-alcoholic beverage business.

JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings targets Vietnam, FY profits slide

10 February 2012

Sapporo Holdings has said that it sees Vietnam as the brewer's "bridgehead" for greater expansion into Southeast Asia.

US/JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings to control Silver Springs Citrus

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.

JAPAN: Asahi Group heads weak Japanese beer market

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.

Review of the Year 2011 - Beer

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.

JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings to merge business units

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.

JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings sees earthquake hammer nine-month profits

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.

BRAZIL: Kirin Holdings to acquire control of Schincariol

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.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

22 July 2011

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AUS: Coopers Brewery to brew Sapporo in Australia

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.

Comment - Japan's Earthquake Won't Knock Brewers Off-Course

13 May 2011

Japan's major drinks companies have been hit hard by the aftermath of the earthquake, but their core strategies remain unshaken.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings swings to red in Q1

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.

JAPAN: Earthquake deepens Sapporo Holdings' Q1 losses

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.

JAPAN: Domestic beer sales hammered by earthquake – figures

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.

JAPAN: Soft drinks companies may face hit from earthquake

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.

JAPAN: Breweries count cost of earthquake

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.

JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings to purchase outstanding Pokka shares

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.

JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings to acquire rest of Pokka - reports

7 February 2011

Sapporo Holdings is set to acquire all outstanding shares in fellow Japanese food and drink group, Pokka, according to reports.

JAPAN: Sapporo Holdings lifts profits forecast

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.

JAPAN: Suntory Holdings aims for beer lift in 2011 – report

12 January 2011

Suntory Holdings is targeting a rise in beer sales in Japan, despite the forecast of a shrinking market.

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