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Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...


Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2015

As world leaders convene in Paris this week for the COP 21 climate change conference, the value of consensus, cooperation and collaboration in the face of the climate change challenge - and the threats posed if they are lacking - come into sharp relief.


Ray Rowlands | 8 Oct 2015

This month, Ray Rowlands follows the progress of the latest Japanese company to look beyond its domestic market: DyDo Drinco has high hopes for its entry into Turkey.


Lucy Britner | 17 Sep 2015

There was a time when bars served beer in any old pint glass, fathers had their one brand of whisk(e)y and consumer feedback was received by post. Now, branded glassware is a given, no one wants to drink what their parents did and social media posts can go viral in minutes. In today's crowded market place, how do you get consumers to be loyal to your brand?


Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.

Latest Interviews

James Wilmore | 26 Jun 2014

Spirits firm Beam is now under the control of Japan's Suntory Holdings after a US$16bn takeover earlier this year. So how will this new marriage work in some key global markets? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific & South America president, Nick Fink, to find out.


Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2012

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 13 Apr 2016

A sharp decline in domestic sales for Kirin Brewery dragged down the Japanese beer market in the first quarter of the year as rival brewers posted growth, according to a report.


Olly Wehring | 13 Apr 2016

Pepsi Bottling Ventures has consolidated two of its facilities in North Carolina into a new site in Harrisburg.


Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2016

Suntory has launched a matcha-flavoured liqueur as it targets the growing trend for green-tea flavoured products in Japan.


Lucy Britner | 29 Mar 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched Lucozade Zero in the UK as it looks to offer low- and no-calorie alternatives.


Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched its first stevia-sweetened Ribena product.


Lucy Britner | 24 Feb 2016

Suntory has reorganised its Spirits and Liquors units and announced several new appointments.


Andy Morton | 15 Feb 2016

Suntory has launched a pineapple and passionfruit flavour in its Ribena Light range.


Andy Morton | 15 Feb 2016

Suntory Holdings' spirits unit, Beam Suntory, has posted a strong full-year sales rise as continued demand for Bourbon drove performance.


Andy Morton | 2 Feb 2016

Suntory's beverage unit is trying to complete its global takeover of Lucozade and Ribena with a swoop for the brands' leftover bottling and distribution rights in Nigeria.


Andy Morton | 14 Jan 2016

Suntory Holdings is to build a testing plant in Texas to help develop new, greener PET bottles.


Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2015

Suntory is to increase its Japanese whisky storage capacity by a further 12% with a JPY5bn (US$41m) investment in a new warehouse, a report has said.


Andy Morton | 30 Nov 2015

Japan has shelved plans to reform its three-tier beer tax code until at least 2017, a Japanese news agency has reported.


Olly Wehring | 13 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


Olly Wehring | 13 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2015

Beam Suntory has added Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Pie flavours to its Pinnacle vodka range.


Andy Morton | 10 Nov 2015

Beam Suntory upped sales by 36% in the first nine months of the year to drive growth for owner Suntory Holdings.


Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 2015

Suntory has pulled out of its two Chinese joint ventures with Tsingtao Brewery.


Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2015

Beam Suntory has launched a third expression in its Devil's Casks Bowmore range that is matured in two different sherry casks.


Andy Morton | 23 Oct 2015

Suntory Holdings may start selling its Japanese beer brands in the US in the wake of an Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover of SABMiller, according to a report.


Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Latest blogs

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2014

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

Company research

Suntory Holdings Ltd (Beam Suntory) in Spirits (World)

Suntory Holdings Ltd (Beam Suntory) in Spirits (World)

Suntory’s surprise takeover of Beam in April 2014 has created the world’s sixth biggest spirits company. Although not currently showing in Euromonitor International data, this profile will look at Sun...

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Suntory Holdings Ltd in Health and Wellness (World)

Suntory Holdings Ltd in Health and Wellness (World)

Suntory made a significant move in 2013 with the acquisition of Lucozade and Ribena from GlaxoSmithKline. This has boosted its presence in sports and energy drinks in Western Europe. However, the bran...

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Suntory Holdings Ltd in Soft Drinks (World)

Suntory Holdings Ltd in Soft Drinks (World)

Business consolidation, leveraging and enhancing its core brands are the main strategies for Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. The listed company is now focusing on foods and beverages and on the way to ex...

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