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Diageo sets up UK direct-to-consumer Haig Club store

28 Sep 2020

Diageo has given the Haig Club Scotch whisky brand its own direct-to-consumer website in the UK as alcohol companies continue to ramp up their e-commerce presence post-coronavirus.

Asahi hails post-COVID beer trends as Grolsch makes UK comeback

21 Sep 2020

Now is a "great time" to launch new beer brands, according to Asahi, as the brewer returns Grolsch to the UK market in a lower-abv guise.

Asahi Group launches US$1.5bn share offering to pay off Carlton & United Breweries buy

25 Aug 2020

Asahi Group is to raise up to US$1.5bn in a public share offering to help with the acquisition costs for Carlton & United Breweries from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Asahi Group confirms leadership team for new-look Oceanic business

20 Aug 2020

Asahi Group has unveiled the team that will lead its Oceanic operations following the purchase of Carlton & United Breweries from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Suntory takes 0% abv beer All-Free to US

17 Aug 2020

Suntory has announced plans to roll out its zero-alcohol beer brand, All-Free, to the US.

Asahi to combine European units as coronavirus hits Q2 sales

7 Aug 2020

Asahi is restructuring its European business after the coronavirus dragged down second-quarter sales by double-digits.

Asahi unveils global Super Dry push after coronavirus hiatus

27 Jul 2020

Asahi has launched its first global campaign for core beer Asahi Super Dry.

Asahi Breweries’ Nikka Whisky’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo Apple Brandy Finish - Product Launch

27 Jul 2020

Asahi Breweries has added two limited-edition single malt whiskies to its Nikka Japanese whisky brand in the UK commemorating the 100th anniversary of the company's founders.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2020

20 Jul 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Asahi Breweries’ Nikka Days Japanese whisky - Product Launch

9 Jul 2020

Asahi Breweries has added a new expression under its Nikka range in the US.

Asahi launches post-COVID Peroni Nastro Azzurro global campaign

2 Jul 2020

Asahi has launched a global campaign for Peroni Nastro Azzurro that targets consumers emerging from the coronavirus lockdown.

Suntory makes zero-emissions pledge in 2050 sustainability plan

1 Jul 2020

Suntory has pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.

Suntory sets up chemical recycling investment joint-venture

1 Jul 2020

Suntory has launched a joint-venture with 11 other Japanese companies to develop chemical recycling techniques that would help reduce plastic waste. 

Alaskan Brewing Co’s Fireweed Blonde - Product Launch

30 Jun 2020

US-based brewer Alaskan Brewing Co is adding a lower-alcohol beer to its Limited Release range.

Asahi UK announces home delivery service Beer Pronto

22 Jun 2020

The UK unit of Asahi has launched an online store for next-day delivery in the country of beer brands including Asahi and Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

Molson Coors Beverage Co silent on European divestment report

17 Jun 2020

Molson Coors Beverage Co has declined to comment on a report claiming the group is lining up the sale of its European operations

Why everyone's crying out for a beer, why spirits is causing sleepless nights and why COVID could kill off conferences - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jun 2020

Ian Shackleton may no longer be an investment analyst by profession, but it's the only way he can look at the drinks industry. This month, he returns to just-drinks with thoughts of yesterbeer, some cautionary words for spirits and a telling-off for conference organisers.

Amazon Australia opens up for beer, wine and spirits sales

10 Jun 2020

Amazon Australia has started alcohol sales with the launch of a beer, wine and spirits online store.

Asahi rolls out Fuller's ESB mini kegs in UK home push

5 Jun 2020

The UK division of Asahi UK launched five-litre mini kegs of Fuller's Extra Special Bitter (ESB) to capture at-home drinking occasions in the country.

Treasury Wine Estates offers free Wolf Blass in UK Deliveroo tie-up

4 Jun 2020

Treasury Wine Estates is to give away free Wolf Blass samples with certain food orders delivered in the UK by Deliveroo.

Ten-month wait ends as Asahi Group closes Anheuser-Busch Inbev Australia purchase

1 Jun 2020

Asahi Group has completed the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Australian assets, two months after finally receiving the regulatory green light.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2020

27 May 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2020 - Sales down almost 6%, April volumes plummet by 32% - results data - comment

7 May 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev has warned of a tough second-quarter, as a strong start to 2020 was undone by the wider spread of the coronavirus towards the end of Q1.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

30 Apr 2020

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2019. The brewing giant posted a 4.3% lift in sales from the year in organic terms, with volumes inching up by 1.1%. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

Will Asahi's 1,000-person virtual bar be a success? - analysis

24 Apr 2020

Tomorrow, Asahi Breweries will open a 'virtual bar' in Japan.

Asahi unveils Instagram Live Peroni Nastro Azzurro campaign as coronavirus brings marketing rethink

9 Apr 2020

Asahi has launched a home-occasion campaign for the Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer brand as the company reassesses its marketing in response to the coronavirus and considers new ways to connect with consumers.

Asahi Group nears US$11.3bn Carlton & United Breweries buy with competition approval

1 Apr 2020

Competition watchdogs in Australia have given the green light to the pending Asahi Group purchase of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) unit in the country.

Asahi launches UK Asahi Super Dry campaign

10 Mar 2020

Asahi has lined up a new marketing campaign for Asahi Super Dry beer in the UK.

Asahi proposes beer, cider sell-off to smooth Carlton & United Breweries deal concerns

2 Mar 2020

Asahi has offered to sell some Carlton & United Breweries beer and cider operations, including Stella Artois and Beck's, to appease regulators in Australia.

Why is Anheuser-Busch InBev bidding farewell to its CFO? - comment

6 Feb 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a global brewer but its management is a sturdy coterie of Brazilian men who have been there since the start of the company's run from regional star to world dominance. CEO Carlos Brito is one, having helmed the company through its various incarnations for 15 years.

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