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just Five Years Ago: A-B InBev sells Oriental 21 Jul 2014

Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) was revealed in May to have had a bid for Treasury Wine Estates knocked back.

A-B InBev's OB repurchase "looks sensible" 20 Jan 2014

As expected, Anheuser-Busch InBev is using a call option to reclaim South Korea's Oriental Brewery (OB).

A-B InBev Chases Efficiencies From Oriental 20 Jan 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev's plan to buy back Oriental Brewery serves as the strongest indictment yet of the rude health the global brewer is currently in.

Monster to avoid Red Bull price war - CEO 4 Jun 2013

Monster Beverage Corp's CEO has said Red Bull's “aggressive” price cuts in South Korea won't drag his firm into a turf war, and warned its rival's discounts can't last.

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Diageo to accept US$1m South Korea fine 24 May 2016

Diageo will not appeal an expected KRW1.2bn (US$1m) fine from South Korean authorities over reported payments to on-trade venues.

Brooklyn Brewery enters Korea with island project 22 Apr 2016

Brooklyn Brewery has opened a craft brewery on a tropical South Korean island as it continues to partner with beer makers around the world.

Pernod Ricard's Imperial Neon Scotch whisky 13 Nov 2015

Pernod Ricard has added Imperial Neon to its Imperial whisky range in Korea. The company described the whisky as "smooth". 

Diageo turns to W Ice in South Korea 7 Jul 2015

Diageo's South Korea unit is pinning its hopes on a new spirits innovation as consumers move away from the blended Scotch whisky category.

Diageo lowers vodka price in South Korea 18 Jun 2015

Diageo's South Korean unit has announced a price increase for Cîroc vodka and for three of its Scotch brands.

South Korea ups alcohol spend to new high - report 24 Feb 2015

South Koreans increased their alcohol outlay by 5% last year, the country's biggest spend for at least a decade, according to a local report.

Diageo agrees deal over South Korea Scotch imports 8 Jan 2015

Diageo must wait to hear how much it has to pay after settling a tax bill over Windsor Scotch whisky imports into South Korea.

A-B InBev appoints South Korea head 20 Nov 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed a president for its South Korea unit.

Pernod Ricard dismisses reports of Korea tax fine 14 Oct 2014

Pernod Ricard has denied it has been fined by South Korea's tax authorities, but has conceded that it paid a tax adjustment following an audit.

S Korean beer imports hit record high - report 18 Jul 2014

South Korea imported record volumes and value of beer in the first half of the year, according to local reports.