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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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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.


Pernod Ricard speaks out over strike threat 24 Jun 2014

Pernod Ricard has defended its position ahead of a strike by workers at its South Korea unit, while separately a sales team restructure in the country is expected to bring job losses.


Anheuser-Busch InBev completes Oriental deal 1 Apr 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has finalised its US$5.3bn repurchase of South Korea's Oriental Brewery (OB).


Anheuser-Busch InBev to buy back Oriental Brewery 20 Jan 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed its intention to buy back Oriental Brewery in South Korea.


FY Scotch sales fall again in South Korea 8 Jan 2014

Scotch whisky sales in South Korea dropped last year as the country's economic problems continued to squeeze consumers, according to a report.


Russian Standard rolls out vodka to South Korea 2 Jan 2014

Russian Standard has agreed a distribution deal for its namesake vodka in South Korea.


Diageo takes Johnnie Walker House to Seoul 27 Sep 2013

Diageo has opened its latest Johnnie Walker House, in South Korea, as the Scotch retail “experience” moves outside of China for the first time.


Pernod losing Imperial sales to "experimenting" 20 Sep 2013

Pernod Ricard has blamed a drop in sales for its blended Scotch whisky in South Korea on consumer trends towards white spirits and single malt.


Whisk(e)y sales in South Korea slump in H1 12 Aug 2013

Whisk(e)y sales in South Korea – including Diageo and Pernod Ricard brands - have taken a hit from the country's economic slowdown, according to reports.