Japan: Latest beverage news & analysis
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.
Last week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in first-quarter sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's beverage results:
Earlier this week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's beverage results:
Suntory Holdings reported an impressive rise in full-year group profits and sales yesterday (17 February). Here just-drinks take a closer look at the performance of its two drinks-related units:
A VAT increase in Japan next year could be an opportunity rather than a threat to soft drinks producers, according to an analyst.
Beam Suntory has released a 2016 edition of its Sherry cask Yamazaki whisky.
Asahi has unveiled a new beer for the Japanese market that has 50% less sugar than regular beer.
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.
Japan has shelved plans to reform its three-tier beer tax code until at least 2017, a Japanese news agency has reported.
A new spirits company is to open what it claims will be Japan's first gin distillery.
Suntory Holdings is to appeal to Japan's intellectual property court after a judge refused to halt production and sales of rival Asahi’s non-alcoholic beer.
Beam Suntory upped sales by 36% in the first nine months of the year to drive growth for owner Suntory Holdings.
Beam Suntory's global travel retail division has launched a Master's Select version of its Hibiki Japanese Harmony whisky.
Kirin is to develop its own craft beer brands in Japan to help kickstart domestic alcohol sales, according to a report.
Kirin Group has upped first-half sales in the competitive Japanese beer market but struggles in Australia hampered overseas performance.
Japanese beverage firm Otsuka Pharmaceutical is claiming a world-first with plans to send a can of Pokari Sweat to the moon.
Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?
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