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Asahi Group battles Japan bar shutdown with Super Dry draught beer can

8 Jan 2021

Asahi Group has developed a draught-style can for flagship lager Super Dry in Japan as consumers demand an on-trade experience despite many bars in the country being closed.

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

22 Dec 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 and environmental activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

The beer category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS

8 Dec 2020

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes an in-depth look at the stories that made the headlines in 2020 across the global drinks industry. In part I, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and the lows for the global beer category.

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

25 Nov 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 and environmental activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Wine.com H1 sales soar as consumers subscribe to online delivery trends

24 Nov 2020

US e-commerce platform Wine.com more than tripled sales in its fiscal first half in yet another sign of the shift to online sales.

Biden victory gives new impetus to drinks industry engagement on climate change - Sustainability Spotlight

19 Nov 2020

Ben Cooper assesses the impact of Joe Biden's election victory in the US on drinks companies' efforts to address climate change.

Label-free packaging in Japan a sign of things to come in beverages? - comment

18 Nov 2020

Like most other markets, Japan has seen the at-home consumption of beverages soar in recent months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, the e-commerce channel is capitalising on the cocooning trend as consumers buy their soft drinks online, thanks to both the convenience and the ability to buy in bulk.

Asahi Group issues European beer warning as new lockdowns threaten Q4 - results

5 Nov 2020

Asahi Group has warned that beer sales in Europe will fall back into decline for the rest of this year due to the latest coronavirus lockdowns across the region.

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

29 Oct 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.

Heineken acquires Australian licences for Stella Artois, Beck's

28 Oct 2020

Heineken has purchased the Australian licenses for Stella Artois and Beck's in a deal with Asahi that also hands the Strongbow cider brand in the country to the Dutch brewer.

Asahi Group commits to live music with six-year BST Hyde Park sponsorship

13 Oct 2020

Asahi Group has pledged to support live events in the UK with a six-year sponsorship deal for London music festival BST Hyde Park.

Asahi retains Brentford FC ties with stadium partnership - video

1 Oct 2020

Asahi has become a founding partner of London-based football club Brentford, continuing a 116-year association between the team and the Fuller's brewery.

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.

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